Moving Home to Barnsley

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Moving to a new home in Barnsley

Moving to Barnsley
Moving to Barnsley

Moving home is equally an exciting but stressful time for the majority of us. With the large amount of things to do on the checklist, many people don't give the locks and the existing security of their new home the attention it deserves. Many homeowners incorrectly rank having a house alarm and/or CCTV as priorities when it comes to home security upon moving into a new home. Although these security products do have a place it is being proven constantly that they are not the deterrent they once were as burglars have evolved methods used to gain entry into our homes. CCTV and house alarms are designed to alert you that an intruder is in your home but sadly the modern day burglar is not put off by these security products. Correctly accredited locks are the first line of defence for your new home and should form the foundation of your home security.

We advise you to consider the following when moving into your new home:-
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Am I 100% certain that all the keys to my external door locks are accounted for?
If you cannot account for all the keys to your new home you run the risk of someone entering your home via the spare key and committing a burglary leaving very little if any evidence that unlawful entry has been made. This not only makes the job of burglar extremely easy but can cause added stress and upset when making an insurance claim. Consideration should be given regarding this to all external locks including garages/ sheds and out houses. The police and relevant partnership agencies advise people to change the locks immediately upon moving into a new home and we agree with this sensible common sense approach.

Ultion Key Control is an excellent free service available to you when you purchase an Ultion lock from SheffLOCK which allows you complete control of your keys.

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Do the current locks fitted meet the required home insurance/ Police standards?

Not only is this crucial to comply with insurance requirements but also for your own safety against any methods used by burglars to force entry into your home. It is extremely easy for a burglar to check externally if you do not have the correctly accredited locks and in many cases without the correctly accredited locks installed, a criminal can enter your home in a matter of seconds. Click here to quickly check what markings to look for on your locks to verify if they are to the required standard or not.

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What should I do if any of the above applies to me?

If you cannot account for all the keys to your new home and/or you believe that your locks are not to the required standard, contact SheffLOCK now and discuss with a friendly member of staff any concerns you may have and what options are available for you. As EX-Police officers we are passionate about burglary prevention and are here to help you.

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