New home? Change the locks!

Moving into a new property can be an exciting time, but it’s also important to prioritise safety and security. One of the first things you should do when you move into a new property is to change the locks. In this article, we’ll explore why changing the locks is so important and the benefits of doing so.

New Home Security

Firstly, it’s essential to change the locks to ensure that you are the only one with access to the property. You never know who might have keys to the old locks, whether it’s the previous owners, tenants or tradespeople who worked on the property. By changing the locks, you can be sure that only you and the people you trust have access to your new home.

Secondly, changing the locks can prevent potential break-ins. Burglars are always on the lookout for easy targets, and a property with old or worn locks is an easy target. By changing the locks, you can make it more difficult for burglars to gain access to your property, and potentially deter them from targeting your home altogether.

Upgrading Locks

Another reason to change the locks is to improve the overall security of the property. Modern locks are often designed to be more secure than older models, with features such as anti-pick and anti-drill technology. By upgrading your locks, you can be confident that your property is well-protected and less vulnerable to potential security breaches.

Changing the locks also gives you peace of mind, knowing that you have taken steps to ensure the safety and security of your home. Moving can be a stressful experience, but by changing the locks, you can tick one important item off your to-do list and focus on settling into your new home.

Peace of Mind

Finally, if you’re renting a property, it’s still a good idea to change the locks. While your landlord may have provided you with a set of keys, there’s no way of knowing who else has access to the property. Changing the locks can give you greater control over who has access to your home, and give you greater peace of mind.

Changing the locks when you move into a new property is an important step to ensure the safety and security of your home. By doing so, you can be confident that you and your loved ones are the only ones with access to the property, prevent potential break-ins, improve the overall security of the property, and have peace of mind.

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Murray - Veteran Locksmiths


Murray is a seasoned locksmith with a wealth of expertise in the field. As the founder of Veteran Locksmiths, he combines his extensive knowledge of locks and security, with years of experience servicing the South Coast delivering excellent locksmithing solutions. Murray's dedication and commitment to exceptional service has earned him a reputation as a trusted and reliable expert in the industry.

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