One of the main safety features in your home is the locks on your doors. They are a key defence mechanism against burglars, intruders and unwanted guests entering your property. It is important that you replace the locks on your doors so your safety and security is never compromised and you can feel guarded and comfortable in your home. Here at 1stop Locksmiths Essex, we can help you to replace the locks on any door at your property using our skilled and efficient locksmiths.
Some of the reasons you may be required to replace your locks are:
Lost or Stolen Keys
If you have lost your keys or had them stolen, it is vital that you have your locks replaced immediately. If you fail to do so, your old set of keys could end up in the wrong hands and an intruder or burglar could let themselves into your home. If you find that you lose your keys a lot, it may be worth considering a smart lock for your home. This is a lock which is operated by using a security code and it could save you from a lot of worry and panic from repeatedly your losing keys.
An Occupant Has Moved Out
When an occupant moves out of your home, it is strongly recommended that you replace your locks. Whether it be a family member, friend, tenant or roommate; unwanted visits and entries to your home can be avoided by a simple lock replacement. Previous occupants may have lost a key, made a copy or accidentally left them in possession of someone who could have made copies and distributed them. This greatly increases your risk of break-ins and unwanted intruders, so its simply not worth the risk by keeping the same locks.
Moving into a New Property
It is always a good idea to replace your locks when moving into a new property. Although the home is yours, there is no way of knowing who may have made copies of your key or if previous tenants or homeowners still hold a key for your property.
Wear and tear
The older your locks are, the less strong and efficient they will be. You may find that your locks are becoming weak or stiff, this may be an indicator that your locks are not performing as they should be and could make break-ins and intruders gain easier access to your home. If your door shows any signs of damage, weaknesses, rust or wear, you should get your locks replaced as soon as possible to avoid any potential risks.
After a break-in
In the unfortunate event of a burglary or break-in, it is vital that you change your locks immediately. Burglars or intruders may have tampered with your locks and damaged them, this leaves your home vulnerable and becomes easy target for further break-ins. The burglar may have even taken a set of keys for your property and made copies, this is why you should have them replaced without any hesitation.
If you require an upgrade or replacement of any locks in your home, our skilled and professional locksmiths can provide you with a fast and efficient service. We can also provide you with an emergency 24 hour service and be with you on hand when those emergency situations arise. If you would like anymore information about our services, then please do not hesitate to contact us here at 1stop Locksmiths Essex. We look forward to hearing from you.