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Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?

8 Answers

Answered by Locksmith Services Ltd

11th January 2020

Locksmith Services Ltd answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

You never know where your keys are once they have been misplaced, someone may have found them and identified they belong to your property which means you can run the risk of getting broken in to as well as losing valuable items and risk of your own health or lives. There is always peace of mind knowing you're the only one that has the keys for you property and you can't put a price on security or safety of yourself and others. Your house insurer may choose to not pay out if your house is burgled with no sign of entry as there is no proof, especially if you have lost your key and not replaced your locks. You may have not lost your keys they may have been stolen without you realising. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Answered by SMR Locks & Maintenance

1st January 2020

SMR Locks & Maintenance answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

It is strongly advised that you replace all external locks that you have lost keys, you may not have actually lost your keys they mate have been taken from you, putting the security of your property in danger. losing keys and not replacing the locks at the time will invalidate most home insurance policies.

Answered by VPS Door & Window Repair

27th September 2019

VPS Door & Window Repair answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

It is strongly advised you change your locks if you have lost your keys. They may have been taken from you without your knowledge. It is just not worth the risk of someone potentially being able to easily get into your home without your knowledge and losing items that you may never be able to replace.

Answered by SRS Locksmiths

30th August 2019

SRS Locksmiths answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

Personally, I would 100% change my locks if I lost my house keys. If you do not know where your keys are then there is always a chance that somebody else has them and therefore has access to your property and belongings. Also, your Home & Contents Insurance may be invalid should your home not be 100% secure and if burgled, with no damage to your locks, no insurance company would pay out and believe you me, they will send somebody out to assess the damage to determine the circumstances of the break-in. You can never be to careful where your property and belongings are concerned and unfortunately in this day and age there are individuals out there who won't think twice about taking advantage of the situation.

Answered by KLS Locksmiths

23rd August 2019

KLS Locksmiths answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

If you have lost your keys and there is any possibility that your home can be identified from anything with them then absolutely yes. If you've simply lost them with nothing else then I wouldn't worry too much. It may invalidate your home insurance if you are subsequently burgled and the key is used.

Answered by Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths

10th August 2019

Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

Clearly a personal choice but I would definitely change my door locks if a set of keys were lost, handed out to tradesman or I was moving into a new property. For an reasonably inexpensive one off cost it provides an invaluable peace of mind and security. However before choosing someone to do it, I would get 2-3 quotes from reputable Locksmiths maybe through your local Trading Standards organisation (Buy With Confidence) or get a recommendation from friends and family.

Answered by Fort Cox Locksmiths and access control

9th July 2019

Fort Cox Locksmiths and access control answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

I would definitely be looking at changing my locks if I had lost my keys, picture the person you would least like to be in possession of your keys then think would you hand the keys to them in the street and tell them that you are working out of town and nobody will be at home for a few hours - you wouldn’t do it would you?so how can you be sure you not going to do that inadvertently? By changing your locks of course,it puts you back in control of who has access to yours and your family’s home.

Answered by The Lock Monkey

20th June 2019

The Lock Monkey answered the question "Should I change door locks if I've lost my house keys?"

Yes you might not be covered by your house insurance if you have a break in with no obvious signs of entry. Your house insurance policy usually has cover for lost keys because of this. And also why take the risk think about the value and hassle of replacing your possessions . All for the sake of a simple lock change.

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