Daylight Savings & How It’ll Affect Your Home’s Security – Millennium Locksmiths
With the clock’s going forward on the 31st of March, it’s a true sign that the spring is almost with us. What we lose in a nights sleep we gain back in longer daytimes so it’s a fair trade in our eyes. With longer periods of daylight comes more time to do the things you didn’t want to do in the cold months of Winter. It’s a good time to clear the home of waste that’s been accumulating, general spring cleaning & other general house admin that you now have the time for. Another important task you should consider is ensuring that the locks in your home are secure. With the long months of Winter bringing harsh weather conditions, it’s always a good idea to check how it’s affected the locks of your home. Older locks can be damaged quite severely by cold damp weather, which we get our fair share of in the UK.
Locks have a simple function & that is to securely shut a door/gate/entrance. Over time & over months of rain, snow & general cold weather locks can lose the ability to provide this primary function. With the longer days, we’ll all be wanting to be outside more, taking things in and out of the garage or shed making sure that we’re making the most of the daylight. From locking up your bikes to making sure your lawnmower is put away securely, there are so many different purposes that your locks serve in securing our things away.
Thinking ahead of time:
It’s always good to review how your locks are in terms of their condition as you don’t want to deal with a broken lock if it can be helped. It’s much less stressful & overall less risky to replace a dysfunctional lock ahead of time rather than having to call for an emergency locksmith when you notice that your front door lock isn’t working at all. It’s best to check up on your locks before you’re forced to!
Planned action will always be less stressful than having to react to a situation so it’s a good idea to consider how your locks are working before it’s too late!
Securing your home:
It’s easy to assume that the locks of your home are doing their job and why wouldn’t you! Locks just work throughout the year, doing their job in securing your home. What a lot of people lose sight of is the fact that locks will wear over time which creates issues in the way they function. The older a lock gets, the more likely it’ll be affected by adverse weather to the point where it either isn’t going to function as it should or is going to compromise the security of your home by being defective. Without the appropriate lock fitted to your doors, an opportunistic burglar can gain access to your home in minutes. We’ve already spoken about the risks of lock-snapping, which you can find more about here: – Lock Snapping
The security of your home should always be a priority especially if you haven’t taken a look at it recently. Knowing the condition of your locks can either inform you if they need replacing or at the least, let you know that your locks are working as they should. The team at Millennium Locksmiths can be your first point of call if you’ve found a lock that isn’t working as it should. From lock repairs to replacements, our professional locksmiths handle your problem with expertise & experience from start to finish. Give us a call on – or visit our website to find out more – Locksmith Slough