When you move into a new house, one of the first things you should consider is your security. Unless it is a brand new property it is very difficult to tell how many previous owners will still have keys. Although it is unlikely you’ll get robbed it is a flaw in your security that you may want to take care of as soon as possible. Switching to new locks is relatively easy and can be completed quickly in most cases. If you’re particularly worried you can go for a patented lock system; you are unable to copy keys for these without first providing evidence of ownership so unauthorised copying is impossible.
An assessment of the security of the exterior of the property is also wise if you want to guarantee protection. You should take the time to look at all of the windows and ensure you have all of the keys for them. You can then decide if you want important ones to be alarmed. If there are alarm systems in the property you should change the codes so that there is no chance that previous owners will know them. In some cases you may even think about updating the systems, especially if they are old.
Additional safety measures may also be needed for doors to reduce the chance of criminals being able to break in. Having deadbolts at the top and bottom of the door will make them far more difficult to smash through. You may also want to fit spy holes so you can see who is calling on you when there is a knock at the door. Some people even choose to have CCTV systems fitted.
You can find a wide range of security services from our local locksmiths in Northampton. We specialise in security upgrades and provide everything from routine lock changes to more sophisticated installations. With us you have a complete solution; we even offer securing services if you are the victim of a break-in. Whatever your needs, we are available 24/7 and promise the highest standard of service at all times.