When it comes to securing your property, knowing when to change locks and your external doors are your first line of defence against potential intruders so it is important to make sure that they are your door locks are kept in good working condition and are as secure as they can be. If your lock begins to show signs of wear and tear or shows signs that its damaged due to tampering, then it would be a good idea to get it upgraded as soon as possible. Below you will find a handy guide put together by our team at Access Locksmith Solutions Ltd so you can identify the signs that your locks need changing.
Reasons To Have Door Locks Replaced
Wear and Tear – Like anything else over time the condition of a lock will deteriorate. The frequent use of a lock leads to general wear which in turn compromises the overall strength of the lock leaving your home vulnerable. If you notice any rust or other obvious signs of damage, then it should be a priority to consider having the locks upgraded.
Lost Or Stolen Keys – This has to be one of the most common reasons for a locksmith call out. Not only for gaining entry to your property but also to ensure that your property is once again secure. Most people choose to have the locks changed when they have lost their keys as it can be quite unsettling not knowing who may have found or even stolen the keys to your property. So, to be on the safe side and ensure that a burglar can’t simply let themselves into your house with your keys its always worth considering having the locks changed.
Moved Home – It is always a good idea to have the locks changed when you move into a new property, this is because you can’t be sure how many keys to your property are still in circulation from previous occupants. The same also applies if someone moved out of your property, be it a former tenant or lodger, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Break-In – If you have recently had a break-in then it should be a priority to get the locks changed. If there has been damage to the locks, then this will leave your home vulnerable to another break-in. Even if the locks haven’t been damaged, an intruder could have found a spare key to your property that they plan on using at a later date. By having the locks changed and even upgraded to more secure locks you can be safe in the knowledge that your home is as secure as it can be and help prevent any break-ins in the future.
If your locks need, repairing, replacing or upgrading then contact Access Locksmith Solutions Ltd today – 01405 881646