Changing locks on new house

should I change my locks?

Should I change the locks when I move home?

When moving home, it is understandably an exciting but also stressful time.

However in this short article, co-owner of SheffLOCK and Ex-Detective Constable Chris Hanson explains that changing the locks to your home should be the very first security consideration:

The perfect crime committed is one whereby the offender is not seen, heard and does not leave any forensic evidence what so ever.

It is often the case that during the course of a burglary, the offender(s) will also steal a set of keys to the house to ensure easy access if they wish to return.

burglar holding up a set of keys

If an offender has a key to your home, they can essentially come and go at a time and date convenient to them - I’m sure you will agree that that is a worrying thought!

Ask yourself this question when moving into your new home.

“How many keys are in circulation for the current locks installed and am I 100% certain who actually has a copy?”

When moving into your new home, especially new build type properties, it is common practice for homeowners to consider home security via installing a house alarm system or CCTV.

changing locks on new house

Very few, if any, consider assessing the doors, windows and locks that burglars attack to verify if they are to the correct police and insurance standards.

The most attacked products to gain entry to peoples homes are locks.

However having the very best locks installed means nothing if the key falls into the wrong hands.

It’s a small cost in the grand scheme of things but a huge benefit.

Also consider this ...... If you moved into a new property and you were burgled by someone who used a key, your insurance company would not pay out.
Home insurance policy

Surely that is reason enough to change the locks to your new home?

Furthermore, while you’re moving your belongings into your new property, it won’t be occupied at all times, though it will contain many of your valuables, conveniently boxed up and marked.

Don’t be vulnerable – make it your first priority when moving home.

Moving home is an ideal time to ensure you protect what matters most with the unbeatable ULTION lock from SheffLOCK.

We are one of the main stockists in the UK for the ULTION lock and we not only offer a supply and fit service but also a supply only option if your are confident of fitting the new locks yourself.

Unit 6 Niagara Works
Niagara Road
South Yorkshire.
S6 1LU
Call: (0114) 44 262 00
Kevin, Chris & Richard

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Should I change the locks when I move home?
Chris Hanson
19 August 2019