If you’ve recently moved into a new home the last thing you’ve probably considered is its security. However, this is the most important time to check, as it’s likely there have been many people that have lived in the home before you.

This week on the blog we discuss why you should update your home security when you’ve moved house.   


You never know who has keys

The easiest and most cost effective way to secure your new home is to have the existing locks rekeyed. A locksmith will replace the series of pins within the existing lock and provide you with a new key. This will ensure that anyone that has copies of keys prior to you cannot access your home.

Update your home security codes

Check your security systems are working. This is essential so you can easily monitor your home, however it is also important to update any security codes for alarm systems, safes or electronic locks.

Limited lighting

Add sensor lighting to your home. It’s a simple yet effective way to deter people from your property. Ensure you place them near rear gates or back doors where thieves are likely to try to enter the home.

Windows that are unable to lock

Make sure that all windows can lock. Contact your local locksmith if you are concerned with your window security and they’ll be able to access if the lock can be fixed or replaced to secure your home.  

Overgrown gardens

Cut back any overgrown trees and bushes to avoid hiding places for would-be thieves. Homes that have overgrown gardens are an invitation to burglars looking for an opportunity to enter your home without being seen from the street.

Amalgamated Locksmiths – Update your home security

Our domestic Locksmiths provide expert residential security services. If you need to update your home security, call us today to organise a free on-site quote. We will be happy to answer any questions about services, products and recommendations based on your budget, needs and concerns.

So for all your domestic locksmith needs, contact Amalgamated Locksmiths today!