When Should Door Locks Be Changed?

23rd April 2020

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The external doors to your property are key to protecting your property from potential burglars, this is why it is so important to ensure that your locks are kept in good working order and are as secure as they can be in order to offer the best possible protection for your property. If your existing locks are old, showing signs of wear or don’t meet the current BS3621 standards or TS007 standard, then you should look at getting your locks replaced and even upgraded as soon as possible.

Below you will find a guide on the signs you should look out for that indicate your locks are ready to be changed.

Reasons To Change Door Locks?

Wear and Tear – Locks are frequently used, sometimes several times a day so this makes them particularly susceptible to general wear and tear, which will eventually take its toll and compromise the overall strength of the lock. If you notice any obvious signs of wear and tear such as rust or visible damage, then it is definitely time to get the locks changed and even upgraded.

Lost or Stolen Keys – This is incredibly common and is also the number one reason for locksmith call outs! When you have lost your keys or even fear that they have been stolen then it is not only gaining entry to your home but also replacing the locks so you can ensure your home stays secure as you can never be sure who has found or stolen your keys, and the last thing that anyone wants if for an intruder to simply let themselves into your property with your own keys!

Moved Home – Moving into a new property is both a stressful and joyous occasion, and with everything that’s going on its easy to overlook the security measures. However, when you move into a new home you can never be sure of how many keys to your property are still in circulation from previous occupants so it is important to have the locks changed at your earliest convenience in order to ensure it is only you and those you trust that have a copy of the key to your house.

Break-In – If you have had a break-in then you need to carry out the necessary burglary repairs to get your home secure once again, any broken windows will need boarding up, broken locks will need replacing and even upgrading to help protect against future break-ins. Your local locksmith will be able to advise you on the best locks and any other security measures that you could implement to better protect your home from future break-ins.

If you need the locks at your property changing or upgrading, then contact Pontefract Locksmith Solutions today – 01924 637498