When To Replace Your Locks

You may have the best and most expensive lock on the market to help keep burglars out of your home. This can be a great investment to protect your home, your belongings and especially your family. The problem is there that a large portion of burglaries are unforced entries. This means that burglars are coming into your home when you do not have the doors locked. In fact, almost 30% of burglaries are through unlocked doors.

You can see why it is so important to keep your doors locked when you are gone and even when you are home. Locks are very important to the overall security of your home. If your home was broken into by a burglar, you may want to upgrade your locks to improve the overall security of your home.

Apart from preventing burglaries, there are several other reasons why you may want to replace or upgrade your locks.

1. New Home. When you move into a home, you will often take the keys from the previous owners or the builders. Do they still have copies of the keys? DO their friends or neighbors have a copy of the house key? You never know who may have a key to the home and so you will want to replace them. You also do not know who in the neighborhood may be interested in burglarizing the home. Upgrading the lock to make it more difficult will help prevent burglaries in your new home.

2. Lost Keys. When you lose your keys, it is probably a good time to replace the locks. You will need to replace them so that you can get a new set of keys to lock and unlock your doors. Somebody could have also stolen the old keys and could intend to use them to gain access to your home.

3. Divorce. If you are going through a divorce or separation, it may be wise to change the locks, especially if the split is messy. You will not want allow your former spouse access to your personal space as that could cause even more problems.

4. Worn out. Locks that are worn out or old will become harder to use and will be less effective against criminals. If your locks are old you will want to replace them with newer and better locks.

These are just a few of the reasons why changing your locks is a good idea. Remember, having locks is great, but if you do not use them to secure your home, they are worthless. Contact professionals, such as LI Locksmiths Inc, to see how you can best fill your needs.