Over the years the need for greater security has increased dramatically. We can all no longer leave our door
s and windows unlocked when we nip round to the neighbors we can't even leave the door unlocked when we nip upstairs for 2 minutes these days. So most of us are aware we need good door and window locks but most people don't have a clue what type of lock is on their door. So here is a quick guide to home security, let's start with wooden door security first.
On a wooden door it is advisable to have at least two BS3621 2007 mortise locks fitted. Usually you would have one which works with a dead bolt and latch called a sash lock roughly in the middle of the door and a dead lock lower down to prevent any body kicking the door in. You tend to place them low down as that is where somebody would be most likely to kick it. BS3621 2007 is the most recent British standard for mortise locks and they have a longer tougher bolt than previous British standard ratings. There is no reason though why you couldn't add two deadlocks and a sash lock for extra security.
Upvc and composite doors are now hugely popular and probably out number wooden doors at the moment. The locks which come with UPVC doors are usually cheap rubbish and can easily be broken into using a technique called lock snapping or lock bumping. The locks fitted as standard are usually poor quality as it keeps the cost of the door down meaning the doors are easier to sell. The simple solution to this is to upgrade your lock cylinders to anti snap cylinders. Up until a few years ago there was no British standard kite mark available for euro locks which are the type found in upvc doors. Fortunately now there are many brands of euro cylinder which carry the kite mark. We would recommend fitting anti snap locks to all upvc doors at the premises.
There is also the option to upgrade door handles on upvc and composite doors as well, part of the lock snapping technique involves removing the handles first, you can now upgrade to PAS 24 handles which are far more secure than the standard ones making them very difficult to remove. To make the door maximum security it would be a good idea to replace the lock barrels and handles together. For window security we would recommend a multi point lock controlled by a key operated handle. Believe it or not there are still a lot of windows that don't have a key operated handle which makes them a really easy target for burglars.
Hopefully these few tips will help you understand the level of security you need for your windows and doors. All the views and opinions in this article are our own.
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