“Two of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life is moving to a new home and selling a previous home.” says Property Cash Buyers expert, Rob Sharron. Many weeks are spent preparing for the move, which can be really demanding and highly stressful. The one thing which most people forget is to change the locks on their new residence; its imperative you need to make sure these are as secure as possible.
Change the locks on your new residence
Firstly, it is highly recommended that you change the locks on the outside of the property otherwise you never know how many past owners still have the keys to access your new home. A good thing to do is to call us before moving to your new property to talk about having your locks changed the day that you move. This will give you one less task to worry about before moving to your new home. If for any reason you need to reschedule this date, at KC Locksmiths Brighton we will happily try and fit it in for a day that suits you best.
Buy the right locks for your property – consult a Brighton Locksmith
Secondly, make sure when you are buying your new locks, that you go for industry-standard products, the will make sure that your home is as secure as possible. These may be a little more expensive than other methods, but you are ultimately paying more for a safer and more secure home. Do not buy mortice locks or deadlocks as these could end up coming loose after being used a lot and will make your home vulnerable to unauthorised access to your new home. Also with these cheaper locks you run the risk of your key snapping in the door which will cost you even more money to repair. At KC Brighton locksmiths we will help you out because we only work with the best quality locks and we can advise you on which product will make your new home secure and safe for years to come.
Ensure you have replacement keys cut
Thirdly, a good idea to make sure you are never locked out or in your new home is to get some replacement keys cut, by doing this you are saving yourself being locked out in possible bad weather or locked in when you need to be somewhere important. KC Locksmiths Brighton offers the best key-cutting service in Brighton, and we promise only to use the best quality keys possible to make it less likely for your keys to break.
Install a security system to your Brighton home
The final step is very much optional, but a very good idea if you are worried about your new homes safety is to install motion-activated lights outside your home. The reason why you should do this is, to make any possible intruders think twice about going near your new home.