6 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Locks
Most people never think about changing locks to their homes until its too late. As a working locksmith in Swansea, I can give you some examples of good times to consider changing the locks to your home to keep you and your family safe.
1. Lost Keys
This is a very common situation to be in. One minute you have them, the next, their gone. Even if you have spare keys, it is always recommended you replace any locks the missing keys operate.
2. Stolen Keys
Similar to losing your keys but with malicious intent. If you have left your keys in the door and someone steals them, it is highly recommended you change your locks as soon as possible.
3. Moved House
If you are just moving into a new home its likely the previous homeowners, tenants or estate agents will have a copy of the keys. We would advise changing the locks as soon as you move in.
4. Building Or Renovation Work
If you have had work done on your property and builders or tradesman have been back and forth, you never really know who has a copy of the keys. Once work is complete we would advise you change any locks where a key was distributed.
5. You've Been Burgled
In most cases the burglars will take keys as well and return to the property. They may also have damaged the locks while gaining entry. A full security audit is recommended here. Most locksmiths will provide a free security check and give you a detailed breakdown of everything you need to replace and where you can improve security.
6. Hard To Lock / Unlock
If you notice your doors getting harder and harder to lock and unlock over time, it could be a sign the lock is about to fail. The worst thing that could happen is that they fail when you are trying to get into the property. Make sure you stay on top of things and call a locksmith to check it and get it changed if needed.