According to a recent survey, fifty percent of people do not change the locks to their new homes. About half of people relocating to new
homes prefer to leave the security arrangements in the house the way they are. As a locksmith in Medway it concerns me people are dangerously complacent with their home security.
There are several factors why you should consider changing the locks in your new house and I’ll give you just 4 reasons why I recommend changing locks each time you move to a new home:
- A new lock ensures that previous tenants do not have access to your home
When you change your locks, it is a security step that ensures that you do not have a rogue tenant coming into your home without your knowledge. A previous tenant could have easily duplicated the keys to the home before leaving. If you continue to use the same keys, you are exposing yourself to a serious security threat.
- The spare key may have been entrusted to a partner or person you don’t know
Another reason why you should change your locks is that the previous tenant occupying the premises might have given a spare key to a cleaner, neighbour or family friend. Worse still, if the spare key was given to a home cleaning service with over ten employees, you can imagine the number of people who now have access to your home. Again, this could eventually compromise your safety and security in the future.
- Previous tenant or owner might be a target of an attack or robbery
Another reason why you should change your keys when you move into a new home is to prevent an attack or robbery that might have being planned for a previous tenant. You might not know the type of lifestyle a previous tenant lived especially if you are relocating to a new town in Medway you have not lived previously. It’s unlikely but highly possible.
- Your front door lock might be in bad state
When people move out of the house, they hardly renovate properly. Their focus is on how best to make their new home comfortable, not the house they are leaving behind. The implication of this is that several things in the home could be in a bad state, including the locks. If a person is leaving a home, if at all he or she would make home improvements a few days to leaving the home, you can be sure that the home improvements would be substandard, so you can naturally expect to find a worn lock when you get to your new home. A worn lock cannot guarantee your security, more importantly you don’t want to be locked out upon moving into your new home.
At the end of the day buying a new lock ensures your security and safety and it’s one of the least thought about procedures when moving home. While it’s not on your priority list, it is a one-off purchase that should give you peace of mind so that you can focus on adding touches to your new home.
Always use a qualified and reputable locksmith to do the job. If you live in Medway and require any locksmithing services please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re a family run local locksmith in Medway, you call me on my mobile: 07986 464970 or alternatively email me using the contact form.