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Not everyone has a UPVC or composite door. So how do we know that the locks in wooden doors are adequate?
Mortice locks (installed in wooden doors) should be a minimum 5 lever British Standard, and will be marked BS3621 and carry the British Standard kitemark. You should find these details on the faceplate as shown in the photo here. Another way to confirm is to measure the bolt, it should protrude at least 20mm when locked.
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So, the police recommend them, most home insurance providers insist on them, but what exactly are high security locks? I’ve done a short video which will hopefully explain the difference between a cheap lock, and a lock which will stop burglars entering your property.
As always, I am here for free help and advice, please get in touch…..and remember when getting quotes for your locks, if the quoted price sounds too good to be true, it definitely is!
Notice the cam on this lock in the photo above which has slipped? It should be roughly in the 5 or 7 O’ Clock position. As a result, the home owner couldn’t remove their key. I upgraded their security and supplied and fitted a new Ultion 3* Diamond cylinder backed by a £1000 Guarantee should entry be gained by lock snapping!
Because the gearbox in this door was worn, it allowed the door to become only half locked. The bolt and hooks only part way out but couldn’t be unlocked.
I opened the door causing no damage and replaced the gearbox 👍