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Moving Home - Change your locks.

Moving Home in Norfolk / Suffolk

Here is why you should change your locks.

Moving Home in Norfolk / Suffolk  - Here is why you should change your locks.

Keep your home insurance valid.

You've signed all the paperwork to secure your new home in Norfolk or Suffolk, Now lots of decisions need to take place "do we take that old lamp with us or do we purchase a new one because fashions have moved on somewhat?" or "Can we afford to change that old kitchen?" But one of the best and most important decisions that you can make is to change your locks on all your doors and outbuildings.

Ask yourself this, do you know where all your copies of keys are to your home that you are moving out of? That key you gave to the cleaner? The spare key you gave to the gas engineer when he was servicing the boiler last year? If you can say for sure that the keys that you have left over now are the only ones that have ever been in circulation, then well done because not many people do and you will have a very stringent attitude to home security.

The only way you will ever know that you have control of the keys in circulation after moving home is to change the all the locks that are accessible from the outside, this will put you back in control again and you now can decide who you wish to have access to your home from this point in.

It always amazes me when people are prepared to spend £1000's on electronics and personal effects but begrudge spending a fraction of that on protecting those items. I hear such things as "its ok we are insured" whilst it is true you may be covered with insurance in the case of a break in but can you imagine how that conversation will go when you tell them there as been no break in but someone simply used a spare key? Not to mention the heartache caused by the thought of someone being in your home going through your personal possessions just disregarding the items that they can not make a "quick buck", I'm yet to follow a intruder into a home where they have put back such items instead they are left as debris scattered across the floor. 

We have all seen the TV advert for the insurance company where the guy is being quizzed to whether his locks "conform to BS 3621" well rest assured all the locks that we fit to your external doors will bring your home inline with this and all cylinders fitted to Upvc or composite doors will be of the latest standard including anti-snap, if your cylinders are not anti-snap cylinders i would very strongly recommend that you have them upgraded, this will protect your home from lock snapping which still remains a popular method of burglary on standard cylinders. 

Everybody has the right to be safe in their home but a lot of responsibility of ensuring this happens can be influenced by your actions and by taking home security seriously and putting it to the top priority on your list of things to do after moving in to your new home.

Whether you are moving to Diss, Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmund's or any of the outlining towns and villages in the counties of Norfolk or Suffolk, Fort Cox Locksmiths and access control can put you back into control of your home security, whats more as standard if you change 2 or more locks at the same time you will be entitled to a 10% discount off.


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