Changing your locks when you move is one of the most important things you can do, however a shocking 59% of people don’t change them! As you don’t know how many people have a spare key, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to break-ins, as well as possibly invalidating your home insurance.
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If the worst were to happen and you needed to make a claim, are you confident that your home security would meet the requirements set by your home insurance? If you are broken into and there are no clear sign of forced entry, and you have not changed the locks, there is a chance your insurance will not pay out.
Insurance requirements aside, you could be putting you and your family in danger by not changing the locks. You don’t know who is walking around with your house key or who could let themselves in at any point. For your own peace of mind, you should get your locks changed, that way you know for sure that you are secure.
Unless you yourself are a trained Locksmith, then it is best to leave the work up to the professionals. This can also affect your home insurance, as they probably require the work to be carried out by a Locksmith who is accredited by an awarding body. If you do the work yourself, you also run the risk that you have not completed the work properly. An insecure door that does not lock properly is the burglars best friend, giving them easy access. This is why we recommend you call a credible local Locksmith such as Keytek®.
A Keytek® Locksmith can also perform a free security check on your new home, and give any suggestions they have to make your house more secure.
If you need more advice on moving home then check out our Moving Home Checklist.
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