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Home Security

Understanding Different Lock Types

Home Security

When it comes to getting home insurance for your new home or even renewing existing policies, you will be asked what locks you have installed on your external doors and more often than not you don’t know the answer!  The insurance agent will start to explain different types of locks and how the door operates in the hope that you will be able to guess what lock you have installed.

In this blog we will explain different types of locks so that you know exactly what to tell insurance companies and you can also make informed decisions when it comes to getting new locks installed at your property, helping you to choose the best type of lock for your home or premises.

Different Lock Types

 Five Lever Mortice Deadlock

This is essentially the default deadlock that many builders go with, and offers a sufficient level of protection to the main entry points in your home.

The Five Lever Mortice Lock-BS 361 Standard

This type of lock conforms to the current British standards, and is the minimum normally recommended by locksmiths in Bradford. Any insurance company is likely to discount your premiums due to the greater amount of security that these types of locks bring to your home.

Rim Automatic Dead Latch With Handle Locked By Key

These locks are designed to increase the amount of security that you can have at night, by adding extra locking capacity from the inside. Again, they are well regarded by insurers, and are great for those that want more peace of mind.

A Multi-point Key Operated Locking System

This type of lock offers a supreme level of protection, as it bolts the door securely into the frame. It is a rim- locking system and is again favoured by insurance companies.

If your current locks aren’t any of these systems, then you may want to consider having your locks upgraded in order to ensure the security of your home.

Peace of mind is a vital aspect of our well-being and secure locks are one way to increase peace of mind. If you want to find out about how our Bradford locksmiths can help you to better secure your property from intruders then, contact No Shut Sure Lock Bradford today – 07702 752458

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