Research from mortgage broker Ocean Finance has discovered that over 25 per cent of new home owners change there locks on all external doors.

A further 17 per cent install new locks on at least one door – usually the home’s main entrance.
But the remaining 58 per cent feel comfortable to leave their home security measures as they are.
This is despite the fact that they cannot be sure whether any third parties have a set of keys for their new property.

Young people more wary

A recent study also found that young people are more inclined to change their locks than older homebuyers.

But what are the implications for home insurance claims if you fail to change locks on a new home?
If you were to experience a home brake in, your insurer will normally need to see evidence of forced entry before paying out on a burglary claim.

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