Home Security Tips – When To Change Your Locks

Pikalily House - Back Door - Pikalily Interiors Blog

When you move into a new house, one of the first things that need doing is changing the locks. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to know what type of lock you need and when to change them. You will also want to know how much this process will cost to be ready for any expenses. This blog post will go over some information about your locks and when you need to change them.

You Experienced a Break-In

The first thing you should do after a break-in is changing your locks. You don’t want to provide the thief with an easy opportunity for another robbery. So, it’s crucial to call an emergency locksmith to change your locks to more potent ones.

Changing your locks will also show potential burglars that you’re not going down without a fight–it could even scare them away from ever targeting you or breaking into any of the other homes nearby.

Plus, calling your landlord to install new high-security locks can be very effective since he may consider the changes necessary following any number of incidents within his property.

You Lost Your Keys

Changing the locks is a great way to ensure your and your family’s safety in the case of a lost key. Many people in this situation will change their locks immediately, but that can be a costly and time-consuming process. It may take up to an hour or more of your day going from store to store looking for the right lock then coming back home with it only to install it yourself.

If you’ve got the budget and don’t mind spending some time on DIY projects, go ahead! You’ll sleep easier knowing no one else has access, too.

Locks Are Outdated

Intruders can pick outdated locks in a matter of seconds and have access to your home, even if you’ve taken other security precautions. So changing locks is something that every homeowner should do as soon as they move into a new place.

Keeping an easily picked lock gives burglars the confidence that they will get in, which increases their chance of coming back for another break-in. Investing in modern doors and windows is a good way to ensure your locks are up to the latest security standards and code, helping thwart potential intruders.

You Want More Convenience

Most people want more convenience, and when you’re a first-time homebuyer, this is especially true. One thing that you might want to do to increase your convenience is changing the locks.

Make sure you have a new key for every lock on your home’s exterior doors and windows. This includes sliding glass door locks, front door deadbolts, garage entryway roller-door locks, and other entries. Consider replacing them with more modern locks to protect against potential threats.


When you are ready to move out of your current home, you must change the locks on the front and back doors.

Not only will this help prevent unwanted visitors from entering your new place, but it will also make sure none of the old keys still work. It may seem like an unnecessary step at first, but it is not an exaggeration to say that having the locks changed can save your life!

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial and Lewis.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook

Content not available.
Please allow cookies by clicking Accept on the banner

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.