Domestic Locksmiths : Moving House
Do you know how many people have keys to your new house?
How often, after moving home, do we remember to get the locks changed? The implications of not replacing the locks can prove to be very costly and unfortunately upsetting.
According to Home Office statistics, you are almost twice as likely to be burgled in the 12 months after moving house compared with the average burglary rate (4.6% compared with 2.5%). You are nearly three times as likely to be burgled compared with those who have occupied their property for 10 years or more (4.6% compared to 1.6%).
Alarmingly those households with no home security measures were almost ten times (22.5%) more likely to be victims of burglary compared to households that carry out simple security upgrades (2.5%) such as fitting deadlocks on doors and fitting window locks.
There is always the possibility that the previous owners still have keys or have handed them over to another person or worse still they may have been stolen.
We strongly recommend replacing your locks for your family's safety and your peace of mind.