Research shows that at least 58% of all new homeowners don’t change their locks. This means that over half of all people who’ve moved don’t know who has access to their new home.
How Many Keys to Your House Are in Circulation?
It’s not only the previous owners who may still have keys. If you don’t know how long ago the locks were changed, the owners before them might still have access. And the owners before them! They could even have given keys to family members, tradespeople or friends.
Could Your Insurance Policy Be Affected?
Neglecting to change your locks can affect your insurance. Steve Foulsham, head of technical services at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, says: “A policyholder does have to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable care. And they could be asked to prove that they have done this with who has access to keys, resulting in an awkward conversation with their insurer. Changing locks when you move in to a new property is certainly something which we would advise.”
In other words – if you don’t change your locks, and your property is burgled, your claim might be invalid.
Is it worth the risk? Considering your house is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make, it’s worth investing in new locks.
How To Choose The Best Locks
Changing your locks can be simple and affordable. We know which locks are the strongest and we can fit them for you professionally.
We only fit locks with a heart, which means they adhere to British safety standards. Get in touch with us, and we’ll make sure that we fit locks that keep you and your family safe and secure.
Need a Security Audit?
We also offer a free security audit for London homeowners, so if you want to check whether your new home has any security flaws, we can do that for you.
Sadly, burglary is a massive problem in London. But with us, you have the peace of mind to know your home security is in good hands. We’re not just London’s best locksmiths, we’re London’s best home security experts. Get in touch!