DK Locksmith London
24/7 Call Now 24/7 Call Now Email Now

When should you consider changing your locks at home?

June 29, 2023

Your home is your sanctuary, and it's essential to ensure its security and protect your loved ones and belongings. One crucial aspect of home security is the strength and integrity of your locks. While locks are designed to provide safety and peace of mind, there are circumstances when changing them becomes necessary. So when should you consider replacing them?

Moving into a new home:

When you move into a new home, it's impossible to determine how many copies of the keys are in circulation. Previous owners or tenants, contractors, or other individuals may still possess keys to your property. Changing the locks should be a top priority to eliminate any potential security risks. By doing so, you regain control over who has access to your home.

Lost or stolen keys:

Losing your keys or having them stolen is a stressful situation. Whether they were misplaced, fell into the wrong hands, or were taken during a burglary, it's crucial to act swiftly to prevent unauthorized access to your home. In such cases, replacing your locks is the most prudent course of action to maintain security and peace of mind.

End of a relationship or flatshare situation:

Relationships can change, and sometimes they come to an end. If you've recently experienced a breakup or a roommate has moved out, it's wise to change the locks. Even if the separation is amicable, it's impossible to predict how emotions may evolve over time. By changing the locks, you protect your privacy and ensure that only those you trust have access to your home.

Worn-out or damaged locks:

Locks are subject to wear and tear over time, and their effectiveness can diminish as a result. Keys may become difficult to turn, or the mechanism itself may become loose or damaged. If you notice any signs of wear or experience difficulties when operating your locks, it's advisable to replace them promptly. Faulty locks can pose security risks and compromise the safety of your home.

Upgrading security:

Advancements in technology have led to the development of more sophisticated locks and security systems. If your current locks are outdated or lack modern security features, it may be time to consider an upgrade. High-security locks, electronic keypad locks, or smart locks offer enhanced protection against break-ins and provide convenient access control options.

Suspicious activity or break-in:

If you've experienced a burglary or notice any suspicious activity around your property, changing the locks is crucial. Intruders may have tampered with or damaged your locks during the attempted break-in. By replacing them, you eliminate the risk of the perpetrators returning or using compromised keys to gain entry in the future.

Your home's security is paramount, and the strength of your locks plays a vital role in safeguarding your loved ones and possessions. By understanding when to change your locks, you can proactively address potential security risks and ensure peace of mind. Whether you've moved into a new home, lost your keys, or want to enhance your security measures, changing your locks in the appropriate circumstances is a sensible decision.

At DK Locksmiths we pride ourselves on our professional and curteous service. Call us today for a free visit. We can provide expert advice and assistance when it comes to selecting the right locks for your home.

Stay safe - and lock tight.

Danny Kilgannon.
DK Locksmiths

07931 810424

Danny Kilgannon London Locksmith Danny Kilgannon Locksmith Signature
metropolitan police endorsed locksmith

CRB Checked and used by The Police

We are CRB Checked and used by The Metropolitan Police across London and surrounding counties. We guarantee a trusted and specialist service and never compromise on quality or service. Our team are highly qualified and only use the finest security products and premium brands to repair your residential or commercial property.


4 Reason to choose us for burglary repairs

DK Locksmiths gives you full peace of mind your repair service is the best in London.

  • ✓ 24/7 Burglary Repair service
  • ✓ Excellent Customer Reviews
  • ✓ 20 Minute Response Time
  • ✓ NO Call-Out Charge
Emergency 24 hour burglary repair

Here to take your call 24/7

If you need emergency locksmith services our team are on hand 24/7 to take your call. We operate 365 days a year just like the burglars that cause so much distress. Call our team now. We are waiting to help you get back to normal.

20 minute response time

As soon as we've taken your details, we will send a member of our repair team out to you immediately. If you are located in West London, South Buckinghamshire, South Hertfordshire, or Berkshire we can promise a 20 response time.

Hundreds of postive security and locksmith reviews

Hundred's of excellent reviews can't be wrong!

Our customer satisfaction speaks for itself...

Google reviews 5/5 59 reviews
Checkatrade reviews 10/10 534 reviews
Association of Accredited Locksmiths - AAL

Proud members of the AAL

As a member of the AAL (Association of Accredited Locksmiths), you can be confident our team have been properly vetted to ensure your burglary repair services are carried out by qualified and trustworthy individuals.

What does the AAL check?

Association of Accredited Locksmiths - AAL

Every AAL member goes through a number of different checks including: Criminal Record checks, posess up to date Public Liability Insurance, can provide references and agree to the rules and regulations set out by the AAL.