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New Year, New Home, New Locks

09/01/2019 new home new lock

January is a busy time for Estate Agents, as people start to fulfil their new year’s resolution to find somewhere new to live. Moving house is famously a stressful activity, with dozens of things to be thinking about. Here are a few security tips from a locksmith that you may want to add to your list… 

Fit New Locks

If you are moving into a new home, you mustn’t overlook the importance of changing the locks on the doors. You probably won’t know the character of the previous owner or their tenants and you don’t want to take the chance that someone has hung onto a key with nefarious intent. 

Check Home Contents Insurance

Check the policy of your home contents insurance to make sure that your security matches the conditions laid out in the policy. There may be provisions that will invalidate a claim if the correct security is not in place on your new property.

Upgrade Doors and Windows

Old doors and windows should be replaced with ones that meet modern security standards. Upgrading doors and windows will improve security, add value to your property and increase the thermal efficiency of your new home – saving you money on heating bills.

Secure Outbuildings

Burglars know that valuable items such as vehicles, work tools and bicycles are often stored in outbuildings. If you are intending to use outbuildings on your new property for storage, then you must ensure that they are adequately secured with quality locks on doors and windows.

If you have any doubts about the security of your prospective new home, we are more than happy to provide some impartial advice about improving your locks. For more information about our locksmith services, please get in touch. You can call us on 01603 812613 or email

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