WHEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY DOOR LOCKS?
Ebuka has had this question pop up as a thought a few times but paid no mind to it, especially with the usual flurry of activities he undertakes. As his wife, Laide, is due to give birth to their daughter in two weeks, he is more concerned about their safety.
The only thing Ebuka wants right now is to ensure that his wife and soon to be born daughter are safe and secure.
You are probably like Ebuka, worried about your safety and wondering if you should change your door lock too.
Good thing we came up with this blog to highlight when you should replace your door lock.
Lucky for you, changing a door lock does not need expert or professional knowledge, so it should be easy for you to make the necessary changes by yourself.
WHEN TO CHANGE YOUR LOCKS
There are many reasons to change your locks, with reasons ranging from wear and tear to break-ins, but we will be covering a few of them.
A NEW OR RENOVATED HOME.
If you’re moving into a new or recently renovated home, you might want to change all the old locks into new ones. This is because of the artisans who had access to your home while it was under (re)construction.
One or more may have duplicated your key for malicious purposes, which is why it would be wise of you to replace all locks with new ones, thus reinforcing and strengthening your privacy.
The majority of break-ins occur at night when the family is asleep or during the day when the family is away at school, work, or even on vacation. Once a break-in has occurred, locate the burglar’s point of entry and reinforce it by any means possible. In most cases, these entry points are locks that have been tampered with, so you need a better one.
In our case, we have CodeIt and ENTR to guarantee your security at all times. For more information on our door locks, click here.
POOR QUALITY AND WORN OUT LOCKS
If your locks are of poor quality, you need to change them immediately, as they are not usually up to international standards, allowing for easy break-ins.
Generally, locksmiths recommend replacing worn-out or old locks after seven years.
END OF A TENANCY AGREEMENT.
So you have a tenant who doesn’t want to renew their tenancy agreement. That’s fine. Responsible citizens should return all rented equipment and facilities. Including your door lock, but for safety and security, it would be best for you to change the lock. There’s no way to tell if they have a spare hidden somewhere or if they have given a spare to someone else. In any case, you would want to eliminate all possibilities of such events occurring. Getting a new lock is your best bet.
Most locks are not designed with people with disabilities in mind. Some companies have taken it upon themselves to assist disabled people in accessing their homes easily
The use of sophisticated locks that use biometrics like fingerprints, voice recognition, retinal scans, and other means of identification should be used here. It would be very thoughtful of you to make the journey of people with disabilities easy by installing a lock they can use.
We hope that we have provided you with adequate information about when you can change your door locks. Our company offers high-quality access control products (Door Closers, Code-It, Entr, Gatekeeper) for your homes, offices, schools, banks, government, and corporate entities.