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Change your door locks every five years, according to security experts

Change your door locks every five years, according to security experts
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Home security is normally high on the agenda for most people, after all keeping our families and our possessions safe is pretty important.

Now, security experts at Mul-T-Lock have revealed that you should replace your locks when you move into a home and then again every five years after that.

The home locking security company, Mul-T-Lock reported that ‘73% of domestic burglaries occur through a door’, stressing the importance of making sure your home is as secure as possible. 

Door locks are just one of the ways you can keep your home safe too, take a look at the best home security systems (opens in new tab), where the best ones offer wireless security cameras (opens in new tab), alarms, professional support, and in-app features so that you can monitor your home’s security when you’re not there. 

When do burglaries occur the most? 

Research from Safe At Last (opens in new tab), revealed that ‘homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be broken into’, yet only ‘17% of US homes actually have a security system’. 

While it’s more common for burglaries to occur during the daytime, it’s not unheard of for burglaries to occur when you’re at home. However, with lockdown easing across the U.S, Mul-T-Lock is stressing the importance of making your home secure, especially if you’re going to be heading out more. 

To keep your home and possessions as secure as possible, take a look at our round up of the best smart lock (opens in new tab)s or the best home safes (opens in new tab).  

Sophie is Home Editor at Top Ten Reviews. Starting off her career in print journalism, Sophie then moved to digital and now specializes in lifestyle, home interiors and social media. While she has scooped awards for her journalism, Sophie likes to whip up a storm in the kitchen when she's not writing.