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Locks North West are qualified locksmiths who supply a wide range of replacement locks to install or repair not only in an emergency situation, such as after a burglary or as a result of damage but in order to upgrade existing locks to British Standard approved locks which conform to insurance stipulations.
Security can sometimes be overlooked due lack of knowledge until there is a need for replacement locks such as a break in or other damage. If you or a relative are in any way unsure regarding the condition or standard of your locks we will be happy to assist. There are many types of replacement locks available and we will be happy to advice which would be most suitable for your situation.
British Standard (BS3621) was originally introduced in 1963 to meet demands from the association of burglary insurance surveyors as a means of assessing the security value of locks. Locks which have been tested and approved to BS 3621 1980 standard also carry the British standard kite mark. This is one of the most recognised and trusted symbols of safety and quality. BS3621 1980 has been developed to establish the minimum level of performance necessary for a lock required to withstand violent and surreptitious attack.
Sash locks and deadlocks
Sash locks and dead locks are fitted into the mortice cut into the door and should be British Standard on external doors to comply with your insurance requirements.
Yale type locks
The Yale type lock has a number of spring loaded pin tumblers, each in 2 parts set in line with the key. Not all Yale locks conform to British Standards so you should make sure you have the correct type fitted.
As a general rule if you have more than one lock on an external door, only one has to be up to British Standard. To be covered by your insurance policy it has to be in operation, this is something that can cause a great deal of distress