Lost Keys – This is very common and is something that the majority of us will experiences at least once in our lifetime! Although when your keys are lost the main thing, you tend to focus on is getting back into your property, anther key factor you should consider is who now has the keys to your property and what do they intend to do with them. The last thing you want is a burglar letting themselves into your property with your own set of keys. This is why it is always recommended that if you have lost your keys or worse, they have been stolen then you should always get the locks replaced, just so you can be sure that you and those you trust are the only ones with a key to your property, helping keep your home safe and secure.
Previous Occupants – If you have just moved into a new property then you can’t be sure that all the keys have been handed to you, many keys could still be in circulation, and you never know what the motives of the previous occupants or their friends or family that have been given a key might be. It is always better to be safe than sorry and have the door locks changed when you move into a new property, so you have the piece of mind that you know exactly who has access to a key to you home.
Attempted Break-In Or Break-In – If someone has attempted to or broken into your property then the chances are that the locks have been damaged. Even if they are still working, they will be weak and vulnerable and could lead to future break-ins! If locks are showing any signs of damage, then they should be replaced and potentially even upgraded to help towards preventing future break-ins. Also, if you have had a break-in and the locks remained intact it is still worth getting the locks changed as it is possible that the burglar took a copy of the key to use at a later date.
Old Locks – Old locks are prone to wear and tear and can often cause quite a few problems when they fail, as well as this, older locks will no longer be the most secure locks, and this could be leaving your property vulnerable. The security industry is constantly coming up with new and innovative security measures to improve locks to ensure they work well at keeping burglars at bay as well as combating any new techniques burglars are using to break into properties. The current British standard for locks is BS3621 and TS007 for uPVC doors. If your locks don’t meet this standard, then not only are you leaving your property vulnerable to a break-in, but you could also find that your current insurance policy is void. If your current locks don’t meet British standards, then you should call your local locksmith to come and upgrade them as soon as possible.
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