Wooden Door Locks in Wakefield
Most insurers today require that 'British Standard' (BS) Locks be fitted to your property, otherwise you may not be covered in the event of a burglary, and your insurers are unlikely to pay out. fast response Locksmith will always fit BS locks in situations that require them.
The BS 5-lever Mortice locks that Insurers require, have changed significantly over the last few years, and include several features designed to thwart illicit entry, including a new, stronger 20mm-throw, anti-saw deadbolt (the previous version was only 14mm), a 'hardplate' to resist drilling, anti-pick notches in the levers (to inhibit 'picking'), and a fully boxed-in 'keep'.
Older locks did not have a 'curtain' either, which is an 'insert' fitted to the later Mortice locks, to make 'picking' more difficult. Surprisingly, ' fast response locksmiths' still see Non-BS locks every week, fitted to front and back doors that are not BS approved, and are in most cases, fit only for low-security situations, such as Bedrooms, Bathrooms etc. It is concerning to think that the Consumer will happily spend a small fortune on a 'Wide-screen Plasma TV', but have locks on external doors, that offer little more protection and strength, than if the door was unlocked. Security must be looked upon as an investment.
Some Insurers require bolts to be fitted too, and because Insurers requirements can vary from one Company to the next, it is a good idea to check with them to make sure that your locks comply, to keep your insurance valid.
Why not give us a call today on 07812593251 and talk direct to a locksmith, to arrange a free, no obligation security check of your locks, and general security.
Fast Response Locksmiths come across on a weekly basis a lot of wooden doors that have yale locks fitted as standard. A yale lock is a good secondary lock and should be backed up with a 5 lever bs dead or sash lock a yale lock that is not British standard is like a open door to a thief .it is not recommended just to rely on a yale lock as the only method of securing your house unless its a British standard lock but surprisingly nearly all people with a yales fitted do this.