Most door locks do not meet the insurance requirements. Just because a door is fitted with a multipoint locking mechanism typically fitted to UPVC or composite doors does not mean that the door is insurance approved. A quick way of opening the door is to snap the lock barrel and gain access. This takes around 60 seconds.
A way to strengthen your door security would be to fit anti snap locks. These type of locks do not need to be overly expensive.
Other types of locks fitted are yale nightlatches. Typically on older style properties. These locks can be slipped in seconds and provide the minimum level of security.
As well as mortise locks that do not meet BS3621: 2007 the requirement dictated by insurance companies.
It always amazes me that people especially oning very expensive properties will send the bare minimum on there locks.
Windows are often forgotten about when home security is considered. Why go through the door when a window provides an easy oportunity?
Sliding sash windows are really easy to open but by fitting additional security this means of gaining entry can be overcome.
French doors can be fitted with anti snap locks or BS3621: 2007 mortise locks. If the doors do not reach these requirements then you are making it easy for someone to enter your home.
Sheds are an extension to the home and having someone break into your shed can feel just as worrying as someone breaking into your home. Sheds can provide tools that can be used to access the home. Often people store valuable items such as bikes, garden equipment and machinery. Most garden sheds are secured with flimsy and cheap padlocks
You should consider getting high quality locks installed.
By installing a good quality lock or padlock on your garden gate will create a barrier that will stop unwanted guests into your garden.
For more information on the locks we supply and fit please visit our website Locksmith in Paisley or call 07898694351.