Our specialists simply cannot stress enough just how important it is to have different locks setup for the most important areas of your home. For example, the front door doesn't only need the conventional lock on the knob, but it also requires a bolt-lock or a chain lock for added security.
The rates at which you can switch or replace your locks depend entirely on what kind of locks you have installed. Generally, people would replace locks when they have begun to wear down, which is acceptable but the frequency depends on how well-maintained the locking mechanisms are.
Burglaries are prevented when the door locks are of high quality and locked. Lock repair will ensure their good condition but never forget to reinforce the security of every single window and entrance of every property. Supplementary systems are important and above all light detectors.
The first best thing to do when moving into a house that was previously owned is to have the locks reinforced. Either have new door locksets installed or put deadbolts at the front and back doors. The previous owners may still have keys to the house and you do not probably want them entering without permission.