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5 Reasons to Get Fresh Locks for Your New Home

Moving into a new home or apartment is an exciting time, and there seems to be no end to the number of tasks on your to-do list as you transition from one space to the next. But one such task that is often overlooked is speaking to a locksmith about changing out the locks to your new home.

Now, you may have already taken time to try out the locks on your new place and thought to yourself, The locks seem to work…and they seem to be in good working order. What’s the problem?

Today’s blog highlights 5 of our top reasons why installing fresh locks in your new place should be at the top of your priority list.


You Don’t Know if Your New Place Has Robbed in the Past

The sellers of your new home aren’t going to share the news of a previous burglary in their listing information…such details tend to drive off potential buyers.

It might surprise you to learn that 20% of homes experiencing burglaries in Australia have been hit more than once. Once thieves know how to access a home, they’re more likely to return, so it’s a good idea to have the locks changed out on the off chance your home has been burgled in the past.


You Don’t Know Who Might Have Keys to Your Home

Sure, the homeowners are supposed to turn over all keys to you at the time of closing, but it’s quite possible that duplicate keys are floating around, having been accidentally left with neighbors, family members, and friends.

It’s an unsettling feeling, thinking strangers could have instant access to your home at any time. Play it safe and have new locks installed to put your mind at ease.


Your Current Locks are Old

If the previous owners lived at the residence for many years, odds are high that the current locks need replacing. You may notice that the lock feels “sticky” when using the current key, or you may have trouble turning the key and getting the door to lock or unlock.

All are signs that you should replace your locks for ones that work better. It’s better to do it now than to wait until the key breaks off in your lock, forcing you to call a locksmith and incur additional fees (especially if the break occurs after regular business hours).


You Want to Upgrade Your Locks

So many homeowners are jumping on the keyless entry bandwagon, and it’s easy to understand why. Having your old locks swapped out for a digital keypad offers a slew of perks. You no longer have to worry about losing and replacing keys. Each family member can be assigned his or her own entry code, allowing you to know exactly who is in the home. And guests can be given a temporary passcode that is later deleted, so you don’t have to worry about giving the dog sitter a key while you’re off on vacation and then collecting it when you return.


You Want to Improve the Aesthetic Appeal of Your Locks

Locks have come a long since the last time you purchased a home. It’s now possible to have locks that are both functional and add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. Since you’re going to be replacing your locks anyway, you might as well choose a design that adds to the overall look of your home.

If you’re ready to schedule a lock change for your new home or apartment, we hope you’ll contact us at One & Only. We have the best tools and technologies to get your locks changed out quickly and have your new home looking great and your family feeling safe in no time.