Friday, 23 August 2013

74% Don't Change Locks After Move

For most people, moving home is one of the most stressful things you can experience. With so much to organise and remember, it's easy to overlook important jobs.

A recent survey conducted by KeyTek Locksmiths found that 74% of homeowners do not change their locks after moving home, potentially leaving themselves vulnerable to break ins by other key holders.
People in the South of England were the most likely to change their locks within 2 weeks of moving in (35% said yes, compared to 20% of people in the North & Scotland).

People between 35-54 were the most likely, to get the locks changed with the over 55's the least likely to.

Many home insurance policies will not pay out if an intruder lets themselves in with a key, so whilst you might trust the former owners, there's no telling how many sets of keys have been given to relatives or forgotten over the years.

Please protect your families and your home and change the locks.

Sources: Rightmove & KeyTek Locksmiths

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