When you experience a burglary, changing your locks is one of the first thoughts that spring to mind. However, this is not the only scenario that calls for a lock change.
Here are some of the reasons we recommend our residential and commercial property clients change their locks.
Staff and Tenant Changes
As a business or commercial property owner, staff come and go. However, every time a staff member doesn’t return a key, it’s a security risk. Changing your locks puts you in complete control again. If new tenants are moving into your building or commercial space, changing the locks offers added peace of mind and protection. In fact, many new business tenants tend to request a lock change before moving in anyway.
You’re Moving Homes
Moving into a new home is another good reason to change your locks. You never quite know who still has a key copy, which puts your safety and valuables at risk. This could be an old tenant, a gardener, or even a realtor. This isn’t to say these people can’t be trusted, but it’s when that spare key falls into the wrong hands that it can cause problems.
You’ve Recently Gone Through a Divorce or Dispute
Sometimes, a lock change is necessary for the sake of your safety. Not all divorces and separations go smoothly. If you fall into this category, it is best to change your locks. Emotions can cloud anyone’s judgement so rather take the steps to protect yourself and your belongings.
There Was a Break-In or Attempted Break-In
As mentioned earlier, a break-in is one of the first reasons you want to change your locks. However, we even recommend our clients change their locks after an attempted break-in. Once criminals test the security of your home, they are well aware of any weaknesses, so this is the ideal time to upgrade your security.
Locks are Becoming Difficult to Use
Locks become old and worn-out too. If you are finding that the locks on one or more of your primary doors is becoming difficult to use, rather opt for a lock change. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your locks and add an extra layer of security to your home. Smart systems and digital locks have become increasingly popular amongst both residential and commercial property owners.
Don’t Skip that Lock Change
You may want to put off a lock change due to money or time, but ultimately, a lock change will save you time and money. When you don’t need to deal with the ramifications of theft or intrusions, changing locks becomes well worth it.
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