British Standard Mortice Lock

British Standard Unions % lever mortice lock Bradford
British Standard, 5 lever mortice lock installed.

External doors should have British Standard Mortice Locks.

Not everyone has a UPVC or composite door. So how do we know that the locks in wooden doors are adequate?
Locks in wooden doors should be a minimum 5 lever British Standard Mortice Lock, 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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Cheap Locks

Cheap locks are not what you want.

The police recommend them, most home insurance providers insist on them, but what exactly are high security locks, or anti-snap locks? I’ve done a short video which will hopefully explain the difference between a cheap lock, and an anti snap, high security 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!

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Euro Cylinder Slipped Cam

Fab and Fix euro cylinder slipped cam

Notice this euro cylinder slipped cam? The cam is the part in the middle of the lock which turns when the key is turned. When the key is in the right position to be removed, the cam 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!

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Brisant Ultion

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Brand New Home

Have you just moved into a brand new home? Not all new homes come with high security locks, most new home builders don’t even give you the opportunity to upgrade your locks at the time of the build…so that you can move in knowing that you’re secure.You most likely have locks which are British Standard as this will be the minimum criteria that the home bulder will have to meet.This does not mean that you are secure, the highest security locks will have 3 stars stamped onto their face (where you insert the key).If you are not sure, send me a photo of your locks and I will be happy to advise.You can get me via my contact page or any of my social media below.