Having new locks on your doors and windows can provide easy and effective security for your home and family. Often, changing locks is something people think about doing but usually don’t get around to. Why is it Important to Change Your Locks? New locks on your windows and doors will provide you with peace of mind. New locks not only help keep yourself and your valuables safe but they help guard against break-ins and enable you to know who has access to your home. Unfortunately, break-ins are far too common and guarding your home against intruders is paramount. Locks are usually the first barrier to preventing anyone from entering your house. New locks will also ensure there are no insurance issues should a break-in occur. When Should You Install New Locks? It’s easy to get comfortable and not give changing your locks a second thought but there are instances where you should make changing your locks a priority. You should consider changing your looks when the following occurs: - You move into a new home - When you lose your keys - Changes in your living arrangements (partner, friend or roommate moves out) - If you’ve loaned your key to someone - The current locks are quite old or damaged - If your home has been broken into - You have just completed a renovation and various tradespeople may have had a copy of your keys Sometimes we don’t give some of the above occurrences much thought but if you stop and think about it you’ll find that quite a few people may have had access to your home. Changing the locks on your doors and windows is such a simple and cost-effective measure to keep your home and family safe, it’s important to make it a priority. This article was written in with Sydney removalist Hire A Mover by Carol Simpson.