The external doors to your property play a massive role in the defence against potential burglaries, this is why it is so important to ensure that your locks are always in good working order and as secure as they can be. If you lock has been compromised in any way or starting to show signs of wear, then it is definitely time for an upgrade! Below our team at The Selby Locksmith have put together a simple guide on things you should be looking out for that indicate that you locks need changing.
Signs Door Locks Need Changing
Wear and Tear – like anything else over time locks will become worn out, this leads to weakened locks and in some cases the locks may even fail leaving your home or business vulnerable. This is why it is important to get your locks changed or upgrades as soon as you spot any sort of damage or rust.
Lost/Stolen Keys – This is a very common occurrence, and one that most of us will experience at least once in our lives. As stressful as this situation can be there are still things you need to consider, firstly getting access to your property, this can be resolved quickly by any good local locksmith, but what you should also consider is the security of your property. If your keys can’t be found, or indeed they have been stolen then this leaves your property in a very vulnerable position as there is no way of knowing who may have your keys and what their intentions are. It is always strongly recommended in any lost or stolen key situation that you have the locks changes, this will ensure that your property remains secure and a potential burglar will not be able to just simply let themselves into your property with your own set of keys!!
Moved Home – When you move home you can never be sure how many keys to your new property are still in circulation from previous owners. It is always recommended that whenever you move into a new property you should get the locks changed as a priority to ensure it is secure and no one but you and your family have access to your new property. Its always better to be safe than sorry.
Break-In – If you have been the victim of a break-in then it is vital you get the locks changed, even if there is no damage to your existing locks from the break-in there is always the possibility that the intruder took a copy of the key to your property to use at a later date. It is also worth considering upgrading the existing locks on your property to help prevent any potential break-ins in the future.