Standards for front door locks

What standards should I make sure my front door lock meets?

Asked by angie on 21st Jan 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"That would depend on the lock on your front door. If it's a mortise lock then you would be looking for a British standard lock. If a rim cylinder then you want a 3*. With a euro cylinder, you would need 3* high-security locks."
Answered on 18th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"It depends for uPVC to wooden.
UPVC comes with multipoint mechanism and can fit a BS euro cylinder.
Wooden is recommended with “Yale” type rim cylinder and a BS mortice deadlock."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Look for locking mechanism that has ‘secured by design’ stamped on it. The cylinder(key hole) is separate from the mechanism. For the cylinder look for a 3 star"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Depending on your door, it should be British Standard kite marked for insurance purposes."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Should meet British standard institute , I would suggest 1 star or above security rating"
Answered on 19th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi, If you are referring to security standards I would always recommend a British standard 3* lock if its a euro cylinder or a British standard 5 lever lock if its a mortice lock. But it really depends on the lock set up you have and its always good to check with your home insurance and their requirements or recommendations. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with me.

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Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"All external doors must have a BS3621 lock for insurance purposes."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi there
House insurance companies want you to have BS (British standard) on your front door locks. This is indicated with a kite mark on the lock. If not BS then three locking points but you can check with your house insurance"
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"BS3621 is a lock standard by British Standards Institute (BSI) for thief-resistant locks, BS-3621 locks are found on some front and back doors in the home and it's a good way to check that your security is up to standard. This is why some insurance companies require door locks are fitted to BS 3621 British Standard."
Answered on 24th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"I would highly recommend a 3* high security cylinder. The 2nd recommendation is ensure that it is fitted correctly and the correct size for the door."
Answered on 28th Jun 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
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