Do you only consider changing your locks when your front door key sticks a bit, or it is getting difficult to turn the key? If you do, you are not alone. But unfortunately, many homeowners and renters do not think to change the locks. Why? Expense? It is too much of a fuss. Why change something that’s working?
This blog aims to encourage people to rethink their locks and the security of their homes. Our homes are our safe places, where we relax and rest in. However, to be safe and secure in your own home, you need to take certain precautions, and having reliable locks is one of the most important.
When To Change Your Locks
Are you sure the previous owners, renters or even the estate agent do not have a spare key? You do not know whom the previous owners or renters might have given a key to or who has had a copy made. Common sense dictates that a new lock is in order, not just for your doors but any garages or sheds on your property.
Leading home insurance companies recommend changing your locks in a new home. But unfortunately, many insurance policies will not pay out on a break-in if a key has been used. So while moving home is expensive, you need to factor into your budget for new locks. After all, you want to feel safe in your new home, don’t you?
If someone has moved out, an old flatmate, an ex, then it is time to change the locks. Who knows when they may decide to return a forgotten item!
Losing Your Keys
Don’t you just hate losing keys? But calling out a locksmith to unlock your door should not mean you continue using the same lock with a spare key. Who knows who has your keys, and if they know where you live, maybe they were stolen, not lost? However, your keys have gone missing; it is time to change your locks and give your peace of mind about your home and personal security.
Old, Malfunctioning Locks
It is inevitable that something that gets used as much as locks get damaged by wear and tear. A thief can easily break in if you have damaged locks. So stop making it easy for a home intruder and change those old, tired locks.
Updating Your Security
If you have had the unpleasant experience of a break-in, you know how vulnerable it can make you. Changing your locks is the first step in feeling secure.
You might want to consider changing all your door locks to one key. One key fitting all your locks makes life so much easier because there are fewer keys to carry around and fewer keys to get lost.
Another consideration may be a smart lock that you can control with your phone. These locks can also allow temporary access via a pin code, which will inform you when used and can be cancelled after one use.
Cutting Edge Locksmith is a fast and friendly service offering 24/7 year-round emergency services. We are the experts when it comes to making your home secure, and you feel safe. Call us for advice on home security that will fit into your budget.