Thursday, February 23, 2017


When caught up in the thrill and chaos of relocating to a new residence, the matter of security frequently gets neglected or inadvertently pushed aside amidst the extensive array of tasks requiring attention. Nonetheless, it’s crucial to promptly elevate the security of your new abode to a top priority. By doing this, you can effectively reduce potential long-term complications. Our checklist offers a swift and hassle-free manual to assist you in ensuring the security of your new home. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a local locksmith for expert advice on the matter.

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Change and check the locks

On the day, it is important to get the locks replaced as soon as possible. It is advisable to get the locks replaced with a patented or restricted locking system which carries a legal restriction meaning that your keys cannot be copied without proof of ownership as verification and their design is unique making it harder for them to be replicated. This is a worthwhile investment as in the case of a patented key going missing or being stolen, the key can be deleted from the locksmith’s code database, the lock re-configured and new keys issued.

Changing the locks adds further reassurance that the previous owners do not have unauthorised access to the property as any keys or unknown spares will be made redundant. Changing the locks is a simple way to make your new home more secure and puts you in charge of who has access to the keys and therefore to your home.

Furthermore, whilst changing the lock to the main door is to be prioritised, also make sure to check windows and other doors. When reviewing windows, side-doors, back-doors and so on it is vital to ensure the frames are in a good condition and the locks work. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us.

Alarm systems

It is also a good idea to have an alarm system installed if you have not inherited one from the previous owners. However, if one has been inherited, it is important to ensure the code is changed as soon as possible. Regularly updating your alarm’s code is a simple way to ensure your home remains as secure as possible.


If your property has a garage or an outhouse it is imperative that you consider further measures that need to be undertaken to secure them. This may mean installing additional locks (or padlocks), window grills and bolts. You may also like to consider the use of CCTV and/or sensor lighting which can act as a deterrent to intruders.

Additional ways in which you can improve your home’s security include adding spy-holes, top/bottom locks, chains, deadbolts, hinge-guard and kickstop. All of which are easy ways to enhance the security of your home and make it as safe as possible. If this is a service you would be interested in, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Whilst security is often overlooked when moving home, it is a priority. This checklist therefore aims to provide a quick and hassle free guide to reducing the risk of crime to your home.


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