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    Security locks for home

    Locksmiths

    What are the best locks to have fitted to doors and windows for the purpose of security? Are there any brands of these types of locks you’d recommend?

    Asked by Carherine on 7th Sep 2020
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    All London Locksmiths Ltd

    "The best locks are 5 lever BS3621 Insurance Approved Deadlocks on the front and back doors.
    For sash windows you need sash fasteners and sash stoppers."

    Answered on 7th Sep 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    all locks limited & property maintenance

    "The best security locks for your house would be banham locks by far there the best on the market with 24/7 support line."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Legend Locksmiths

    "External doors should have a B.S. 3621 (or 8621 for egress) lock fitted. Sashlock, Deadlock, Nightlatch or Euro Case. Traditionally a Nightlatch is fitted around 1/3 of the way down a wooden door and a Deadlock 1/3 of the way up it - avoiding any joints. Our favourite is the Union 3g114e B.S. 3621 Deadlock ( Union have taken over the Chubb brand ).

    Window locks largely depend on the type of window they are being fitted to. Union or Yale are our preferred brands.

    Remember though to check your Insurance Companies' Requirements."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Prosmart Property Maintenance and Locksmith

    "We use Bristan Ultion locks they are fantastic and come with a £1000 guarantee."

    Answered on 20th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    MOv B Ltd

    "For cylinders : Yale British Standard 5 stars .
    For nightlatch: Banham
    For Windows : they came as standard locks and usually is difficult to open an window."

    Answered on 26th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Barwick Locksmiths

    "If the lock says high security on it, it should be OK to use. Also check the price
    They don't come cheap."

    Answered on 7th Sep 2020 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    1st Choice Locksmiths

    "Depending What Type Of Door.( UPVC Or Wooden).
    If UPVC Then 3 Star Lock Cylinder With Security Door Handle.
    For Windows Sash Jammers Are Fitted On The Inside.
    This Stops The Window From Being Prised Open From Outside."

    Answered on 7th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Rotherham and Doncaster locksmith

    "Door locks - if they are euro cylinders look for high security cylinders there are quite a few different ones to choose from

    As for windows, you need lockable handles"

    Answered on 29th Apr 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Turners of London Locksmiths

    "Hi, most insurance companies want you to have either British standards 3 star cylinders or deadlocks."

    Answered on 8th Sep 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "Hi make sure you get 5 lever as your insurance will cover 5 lever locks windows you need dead locks if you are adding locks for added security to a door add dead locks and a chain as you can see the person at the door with out letting them in.

    hope this helps
    Dave"

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2016 - report

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