Upgrading the locks to your home has never been easier or more essential. Here are a few suggestions of how you can achieve this.
- New Cylinders:- We can fit new cylinders to your existing UPVC and aluminium doors, to give you better security where you need it most – your home. Most doors are supplied with five-pin Euro cylinders, but why not give a little extra security by up grading to a six-pin cylinder. One pin may not sound a lot, but within the new six-pin cylinders anti-pick pins have been installed to make the cylinder harder to manipulate.
- Alternatively, we can fit your door with keyed alike cylinders. This means that one key can open both your front and rear doors, and as the cylinders are paired. It doesn’t in any way reduce the security of your home.
- If you have timber doors, they can be fitted with new night latches which conform to the new British Standard requirements (BS3621:2004) which are also insurance approved. Another option is a new six-pin rim cylinder (the disc on the outside of the door, where the key fits in). These have the anti-pick pins built into the cylinders which can be installed leaving the original internal latch untouched.
- Mortice Locks:- By far the best for timber doors, are sash locks and dead locks (sash locks have handles, and dead locks have just the key way). Five lever locks are most commonly fitted with a choice of non British Standard or, for a little extra, an insurance approved lock made to the British Standard (BS3621:2004). Again, these locks can be keyed alike, so you can use the same key for both front and back doors.