In securing our homes, locks are the first – and often, only – line of defence.
Every lock fixture has a set of keys that go with it. And if there too many copies of a key in existence, the more vulnerable your lock and your home become.
When this happens, you might opt to change your locks. By doing this, you are starting with a new, fresh set and you are making sure the old keys no longer work.
To make sure that your residential property is secured all the time, make sure you change your locks when you find yourself in one of these situations.
Welcome to your new humble abode
Whenever you become the new owner of a home, be it one that’s been lived in or a brand-new build, changing your locks should be one of the first things on your priority list.
If your new home is preloved, it’s important to give the locks in your new home a fresh start. Once you close the deal and the keys are handed to you, it’s time to start changing those locks ASAP! Previous residents, cleaners, nannies – who knows how many copies of your home’s keys are out there!
As for new builds, there have been way too many people coming in and out of your home while it was being built.
Once your builder or contractor tells you your home is ready to be moved in, call a professional locksmith service like Galmier Locksmiths to replace your locks (which, during construction, are often temporary anyway, and often purchased by contractors in bulk.)
Lost your house key?
When you lose a key (or if you’re unlucky, a whole bunch), what do you do first?
You probably start with swearing. Then you turn your handbag upside down, looking for that pesky piece. After that? Call a professional locksmith and talk about changing your lock/s.
Losing your keys is more than just a hassle – it could be a major risk to the security of your home, especially if your handbag – including your driver’s license (displaying your address), as well as your keys – is stolen.
It’s important that you take these necessary steps as you never know who got their hands on your keys. Pick up the phone as soon as possible and get your locks changed. If you don’t, you might find yourself in a big mess like getting your home broken into!
Speaking of which...
Has your home been broken into?
Nothing can make you feel more uncomfortable and unsafe in your own home than getting burgled.
In Victoria alone, we hold the most number of break-ins in Australia today. Now if that’s not a warning sign, we don’t know what is!
A burglary without forced entry is more common than you think. It only costs $10-20 to make a copy of a key and just as we mentioned above, who knows how many copies may be floating around?
In the event your home falls to these cowardly burglars, it’s imperative that you respond by amping up your home’s security. Changing or upgrading your home’s locks and securing all points of entry (windows, too!) is an important part of that equation, especially if the burglar had your keys.
Security lighting can also be used to deter thieves.
It’s also important to avoid complacency. Just because it hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean that you’re invincible! Be proactive and secure your home now!
Need your locks changed? A professional locksmith service in Bayside is here to help!
Whatever the reason behind discarding your old set of keys, the most important thing is that you and your home safe and secure at all times.
In a day and age when thieves have gotten wiser, it’s really important that we take the necessary steps to protect our home and property.
In the event you need your locks changed in your home across Melbourne’s south-east, there's one locksmith name you need to know!
As one of Melbourne’s most reliable and trusted residential, commercial, and auto locksmiths, Galmier Locksmiths provides premier locksmithing service to the Bayside area and its surrounds.
Our focus on delivering quick and excellent service to our clients across Melbourne’s south-east means minimal disruption and the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home, valuables, and family will be safe.