Moving house

However, it’s important to assess your new home’s security when you first move in, and to change the locks on existing properties as soon as possible.

The previous owner may have forgotten to get all their spare keys back – particularly if the property has been rented out – or may have left a set with tradesmen. To be safe and to make sure you’re the only one enjoying your new home, it’s vital to get your locks changed as soon as possible. 

To avoid having to change the whole lock you can simply change your front and back door lock cylinders. By changing the rim cylinder in a nightlatch, or the euro profile cylinder in a multipoint lock, your home can be secure in minutes, without you having to change the entire lock or door.

This is an easy DIY job, as well as an inexpensive one, as Yale cylinders start from as little as £10.

Check out our new infographic explaing why cylinders are so important for home security:

              Cylinder Infographic