Having secure door locks is not only the first line of defence against any potential burglars but they also make you feel secure in the comfort of your own home. It’s important to look out for any signs that indicate new locks are needed. Luckily, we can advise you on what to look for.
At Chelmsford Lock and Safe Company, this month’s blog looks at the signs you need to look out for when it’s time to change your locks. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us in Chelmsford on 01245 352564.
Contact Chelmsford Lock and Safe Company for all your Locksmith Needs
Call Your Local Locksmiths in Essex
Wear And Tear
Unfortunately, door locks don’t last forever. When locks get older, they become worn. They tend to perform less efficiently and develop weaknesses. This means they could be easier for a burglar to pick and damage. Making your home less secure.
Take a look at your door locks and see if they show any apparent signs of damage. Whether it’s anything from rust or wear, we advise that you replace them.
Stolen Or Missing Keys
We’ve all experienced the feeling of losing your keys to only find them a few hours later. But it’s especially important in situations where any keys are stolen or lost that you get your locks replaced. You may have only lost them but how are you to know where they are or who’s got them.
If you tend to misplace your keys often. Smart locks could be a great alternative. These types of locks don’t need keys, leaving you not having to carry a key around with you. Instead, you use a numerical code.
Someone Moved Out?
If you’re a landlord who has been letting your property to tenants or have had someone move out of your own house recently, its recommended you change your locks immediately. You might be asking why? Even If spare keys are meant to be handed back to you, you can never be sure if copies were made. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
After A Break In
If you unfortunately suffer a break in, it’s best to assume your keys have ended up in the wrong hands, or your locks are at risk. It is vital you get new locks straight away. Any burglar could have tampered with your locks to gain entry. There is a high chance your locks will have been damaged from this. Not replacing your locks could also put you at risk to a repeat burglary.