When it comes to securing your property, your external doors are your first line of defence. This is why it is vital to ensure that your locks are in good working order and as secure as they can be. If your locks have been compromised in anyway or are showing signs of wear and tear, then it is important that you upgrade your locks as soon as possible. Below our team at Mobile Locksmith Durham have put together a guide on signs that show your locks are ready to be changed.
Why Replace A Door Lock?
Wear and Tear – Like anything, over time the constant use of our door locks causes them to naturally wear and eventually break. Due to the frequent use of locks on an almost daily basis you can imagine that it is eventually going to wear, unfortunately this wear compromises the strength of your lock, in turn leaving your home less secure. If you notice obvious signs of wear on your lock such as rust, then it is definitely time to have your locks upgraded.
Lost or Stolen Keys – This is one of the most common reasons for people requiring the services of a locksmith. When you lose your keys or fear they may have been stolen, you not only have the issue of gaining entry to your property, but you also have to think about how secure your home is now. It is always worth considering having your locks changed when a locksmith has gained entry to your property as you can’t be sure of who may have found your keys and now has easy access to your home.
Moving Home – When you move into a new property you have a long list of things that need doing, however on that list should be having the locks changed. It is recommended that you have the locks changed on your new property as you can’t be sure how many keys to your new property are still in circulation from previous owners. You should also consider having the locks changed if someone moves out of your property, for example a tenant or lodger has moved out. It always better to be safe than sorry.
Break-In – If you have fallen victim to a break in then one of the first things that you do after the police have come and gathered any evidence is to have your locks changed. This is important because any damaged locks leave your home vulnerable to another break in. It is also possible that the burglars found a spare key to your property and are biding their time to break in again with easy access and escape! So, having your locks changed and even upgraded to more secure locks can help protect your home from future break ins.
If your having problems with your locks or if they need upgrading contact Mobile Locksmith Durham today – 0191 3643175