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New Home? New Locks!

Moving into a new home is an exciting time and there is always a lot of things to think about. One thing that can get overlooked, but is possibly one of the most important elements is your home security. When moving into a new home is is always recommended that you replace the locks in the main entrance points to your home, as you do not know who may still have access to a key. A Locksmith L & E qualified Manchester locksmith will be there to do a full security review of all the locks in your new property, and can showcase the different products available to help you choose the best locks for your home.

Why should I change the locks when I move house?

Whether you grew up in Manchester or have recently moved, you have the luxury of living in one of the best cities in the UK. It is even more exciting when you become a new homeowner for the first time. However, whilst this is of course a time for celebration, it is now your responsibility to make sure your property has the best security possible.

Unsurprisingly, many people call our Manchester locksmiths regularly asking for tips and advice of what they should do when they move property for the first time to ensure their property is secure and in line with the insurance guidelines.

Firstly, the most important thing you can do when you move in a new home is ensure that you have all external door locks changed. This is not meant to be a scare tactic, but more a means of ensuring you get into a good routine for every time you move properties. Your local locksmith Manchester likes to remind you that you can never be certain when the locks on your property were last changed and who may have a spare key to gain access to your property. This is not just for home owners, but also people who are renting a property. It is always important to make sure that your landlord has had the locks changed when the previous tenant left.

With all this in mind that it is a good idea to change the locks to all external entrances to your home. Our local locksmiths Manchester can help with this, without breaking the bank. Because our Manchester locksmiths have over 10 years of experience, they are able to carry out a security review of the property for you and advise on the best security options for your new home and also make sure your locks are in line with the terms and conditions of your home insurance policy

How do I assess the security of my new home?

You may have assessed the security yourself before you bought the property, but it is still worth doing once you have moved in, just in case things have changed. It is recommended to get an experienced locksmiths point of view. In fact, your Locksmith L&E locksmiths in Manchester team have conducted many security surveys before and can offer you their services should you require them.

If you do want to have a go yourself we have a few tips for you! We recommend that you start by having a look at the outside of your property and think like a burglar. If you think there is anything you could use to climb up on your property, then make sure it is hidden away, removed, or hard to get to. If there are any doors that are loose or locks exposed, then make sure these are secured in all aspects. Even the wrong size locks in a door can be an opportunity for a burglar and can be identified quickly by our Manchester locksmiths

You always need to be one step ahead and with our local locksmiths you will always be in safe and secured hands.