Quite often when families buy a new home, they are so overwhelmed with the excitement that they forget a few very crucial things. When moving into a newly purchased home, it’s essential that you have the locks on the house rekeyed. You may also want to consider upgrading the entire locking system. Why? We’ll explain below.
What to do with a newly purchased home?
Before you’ve moved any of your items into your newly purchased home, one of the very first things to do is to call a local Master Locksmith. Without rekeying the existing locks, or upgrading the house’s locking system, you are putting your family and their possessions at risk.
At Five Star Locksmiths, we recently attended a house that was unprepared. The new owners had forgotten to rekey the existing locks, and as a result, they were robbed. All of their money, jewellery and most prised possession were gone. The investigation of the burglary showed that it wasn’t a forced entry. The only way someone could have accessed the house was with the existing keys.
This isn’t to say that it was the previous owner that did the burglary. But it could have been someone with access to one of their keys. If a few simple steps had been taken in contacting a local Master Locksmith, this situation could have been avoided.
At Five Star Locksmiths, we generally recommend to rekey the locks. If you are wishing to experience a little more safety, then have a Master Locksmith give you a quote on upgrading the entire locking system. This would be something worthwhile to invest in. Considering the value of your possessions. A simple investment in something that could save you much more in the future is definitely worth it.