Locksmith Direct: providing lock replacement services for your new home
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Moving home can be stressful at the best of times, and thinking about changing the locks is often missed due to being so busy with everything else. However, changing the locks is essential. Using a professional locksmith to complete this job benefits you as a new homeowner and keeps your home secure.
Do you know how many people have keys to your home? I ask this question regularly, and the correct answer is, " I don't know." Not knowing who can access your home is not great for your security. Many households give keys to lots of people, such as tradesmen, neighbours, and family members.
Who could have a key?
If you have recently moved into a new home or are unsure who has a key, It is good practice to seek a professional locksmith to change the locks. A new lock means you now have new keys, meaning you have control over who has access to your property.
A locksmith will use the appropriate locks for your new home, ensure they are insurance approved, and meet building regulations.
All external door locks need replacing for insurance-approved locks. For example, if the property has a porch at the front of the house, both the porch door and the house door locks should be replaced. This is because some insurance companies class both doors as the main entrance. Garage door locks should also be changed, as well as any garden shed doors. Gate locks also should be changed.
I often encounter situations where the lock is ok and working, but the key is not. This is mainly because a key has been cut from a copy of the original key. The more this is done, the more the lock and key will not match up, and you will need help using the key. So always have keys cut from an original key and not a copy.