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Investing in the right locks will help to ensure that your property is as safe and secure as possible.

Important areas for locks to be installed:

Front Doors/Main entrances: This is often the most accessible part of your property, and it is therefore probably the important area to secure. It is recommended that you have at least one British Standard (BS 3621) dead lock fitted on all external doors.

Back doors: It is also very important to secure this area. It may be possible to have extra security in this area as you will not generally be leaving the property via this exit.

uPVC doors: uPVC doors are usually fitted with multi-point locking mechanisms as standard. These are adequate for most home insurance company polices.

Windows: Whether uPVC or wooden, we recommend that any accessible windows be fitted with key locking window locks.

Sliding patio doors/French doors: All patio/French door should be fitted with a key operated lock.

Types of lock:


Night Latch:

You might recognise this as a ‘Yale Lock’. They close automatically without a key and are generally fitted on front doors. This type of lock attaches to the surface of the door.

Mortice Dead Lock:

You might recognize these as ‘Chubb Locks’. They can only be operated by a key. They have a single bolt that secures into the door, offering extra strength. They are known for their sturdiness and are often found in wooden doors. It is recommended that every (non-uPVC) external door has at least one of these locks.

Euro Cylinder:

All uPVC doors are fitted with a Euro Cylinder. They are also common in composite doors. There are many types of euro cylinder, some with enhanced features. Cylinder locks can sometimes also be found in wooden and aluminium doors.

Deadbolt Locks:

Deadbolt locks are known for their reliability and strength. They consist of a solid metal bolt that extends into the door frame, providing excellent resistance against forced entry.

Digital Locks:

These are often found on office doors. A key is not needed for this type of lock so there is no need for numerous keys to be cut for different members of staff. The code can be changed without the need to replace the lock.

Window lock:

There are many different types of window lock, depending on the style and material of the window. Any ground floor level or other accessible window should be fitted with a window lock

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