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It is often easy to forget how important it is to change the locks, in the whirlwind of moving house or moving into a new property. You are twice as likely to be burgled when you’ve just moved into a new property. You can take steps to minimize this risk by changing and updating your home’s lock and key system. Ensuring the safety of your family members and your peace of mind.

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Safety and security factors are always our topmost priorities. This is why at Keychange Locksmiths, safety always features as standard for all our products and services. Whether you’re replacing a nightlatch, mortice lock or euro lock cylinder, our team of experts can ensure that your windows and door locks are properly secured. We offer free home security checks with every job we do. So if you book us in for the day you move, we can appraise your home and also offer expert advice on what you can do to keep burglars away.

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How a Locksmith Can Secure Your New Home

Changing the locks when moving house or moving into a new property is one of the best things you can do if you want to have maximum control over the security of your house. Secure your home with reliable, certificated and professional locksmiths. Key Change Locksmiths will not only secure a new key for you, all our keys are uniquely crafted to ensure maximum security.

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  • Clear and correct timeframes
  • Direct contact with locksmith
  • Discounts for OAP’s, NHS and Students
  • Non-destructive entry
  • Parts guaranteed for a year

Why Change the lock on your new home?

Moving boxes, getting the kids settled into their new home, and tying loose ends with your realtor can be undoubtedly stressful. So it’s no wonder we often forget to change the locks. Unless you have all the keys to the house, which is unlikely to happen, you’ll be putting yourself and your family in unnecessary danger. Regardless of whether the previous house owners shared their keys with others or not, you sure don’t want unknown guests having a spare key to your house. For this reason, you need to change the locks. 

Some of the locks may be broken or not working properly when you move in. You may not even have access to all the doors and windows locks. As a result, it will be difficult for you to exit through all necessary doors and windows in an emergency. 

Most people are unaware that their doors and window locks must meet the British Standard 3621, which is now the stipulation of most insurance policies. Failure to meet these standards could render your insurance policy invalid and your claims can be rejected. You may have to upgrade the locks of your new home when you move in to avoid issues with your insurer.

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Changing or Upgrading your Existing Locks

After receiving the new keys to your new property, the next thing to do is to contact a reliable locksmith. You will be offered two options. You can either rekey your locks, which will involve altering the original locks to fit the new key. Or you can change all the locks. The locksmith would have to strategically remove and reinstall new locks on all your doors and windows. The time spent will be determined by the number of locks your home has.

At Key Change Locksmiths, we provide a choice of multi-locking mechanisms for windows and doors, security hinges and provide other levels of security you can choose from. We can also have your locks rekeyed and reinstalled in less than 20 minutes. 

Doors and window locks repairs

Some locks may be damaged, so they may not work properly. You need to call a locksmith to make adequate repairs so you can have proper physical security in your new home. You can talk to the locksmith about anti-snapping locks and any other locks you need securing including your garage, gate or shed. At Key Change our engineers can carry a comprehensive repair on a wide variety of locks.

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Key Holding

Being locked out or locked in can be very frustrating and frightening. Locksmiths can help hold spare keys to your new apartments for emergency situations. Key Change Locksmiths is one of the leading keyholding specialist in Brighton. We’ve held keys for commercial property owners, governments, and individuals. We provide speedy response and professionalism, whenever you contact us.

Adding extra security systems

Locksmiths can provide you with an additional door security including installing door chains, peepholes or spy holes, alarm system, wood boarding, or security cameras. Key Change Locksmiths offer you a complete range of commercial locksmith services, from a simple lock replacement, to an advanced security lock system. 

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We take pride in developing a reliable and professional reputation from all our previous customers, which gives commercial owners and individuals in Brighton, a better idea of why we are the most suitable choice as their “locksmith near me”.  Request a free quote today and we can get started on a smooth locksmith’s journey.

Why Choose Key Change Locksmiths?

At Key Change Locksmiths, we offer you our years of experience working as a fully qualified Brighton Locksmiths. We are a family run business who have been in the locksmith industry for decades. We are opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Your maximum satisfaction is our topmost priority, we can go above and beyond just to get your locks fixed. You just need to make a phone call and we’ll be there no later than 20 minutes, and our call out locksmith services are absolutely free!

The secret to a long-lasting and professional lock and key is to opt for a brand that is accredited by the UK government and professionals in the industry. At Key Change, all our deadlocks conforms to the current approved British standards: 3621. We are also Members of the Master Locksmith Associations, CRB checked and used by the Sussex Police. 

Our Guarantee

Here at Key Change Locksmiths, we have worked hard to build a great reputation over many years in the industry. So you are sure to receive premium standard when it comes to the services we provide. We use high precision tools to combine traditional and modern locksmith techniques, to replicate keys and locks fit for residential security systems. We’ll provide cost-effective solutions, so you don’t have to worry about your limited budget.

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My name is Pip Harris and I have been a locksmith since 2013. I am fully accredited local locksmith and member of the National Guild of Certified Locksmiths. I live in Hove and have easy transport access to most of Sussex.

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