5 signs it's time to replace your home's locks

Updated February 19th, 2023

Written by Jeff Seymour

It's good practice to check and maintain the locks on external doors to ensure your home or place of work remains secure. If your door is a Upvc door, giving the moving parts some oil twice a year will ensure the multipoint locking system works as it should. We receive many calls from customers with broken keys in the lock. This can be avoided by checking your keys for cracks or damage. Neglecting to maintain your external locks can lead to various problems, including being locked out because of a failed lock.

Some of the most common signs that it is time to replace your home's locks include:

1. Your locks are old and worn

As locks age, they may become more difficult to use and may not work as effectively as they once did. If you notice that your locks are becoming harder to turn or that the keys are getting stuck or difficult to turn, it may be time to consider calling a locksmith to replace them.

2. You have lost your keys

Losing your keys can be a significant security risk, as anyone who finds them can access your home quickly and easily. If you have lost your keys or if they have been stolen, it is essential to replace your locks as soon as possible to protect yourself and your family.

3. You have recently moved into a new home

When you move into a new home, replacing the locks is always a good idea. Home insurance companies will class this as doing your due diligence. In addition, this will ensure that you are the only one with access to your home and will give you peace of mind knowing that your home is secure.

4. You have experienced a break-in

If your home has been broken into, it is critical to replace your locks as soon as possible to prevent any further break-ins and give you added peace of mind.

5. You want to upgrade your home's security.

Replacing your locks on external doors by ensuring they are insurance approved and carrying the British Standard kitemark will keep your home secure and will not invalidate your home insurance. This can help protect your home from intruders and give you a sense of safety and security.

Overall, regularly checking and maintaining the locks on your doors is essential for ensuring the safety and security of your home. By being aware of the signs that it is time to replace your home's locks, you can take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

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Jeffrey Seymour

Jeffrey Seymour is a renowned locksmith known for his exceptional skills in the field of locksmithing and security. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, he has a passion for helping people secure their homes and businesses, and his knowledge and expertise in the latest security technologies and techniques have made him a sought-after expert in the industry. Jeffrey's attention to detail and commitment to providing high-quality service has earned him a reputation as one of the best locksmiths in the business. He continues to educate himself on the latest advancements in the field and is dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible service and protection.

Updated February 19th, 2023

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