All insurance companies require you to have certain minimum requirement in terms of your home security in order for your insurance policy to be valid. This will include key operated window locks to all windows and at least one insurance approved lock on your front and back doors.
If you are unsure or not clear on the technical terms of the locks and security required we offer a free home visit service. As part of the visit we will inspect your current locks and security and advice you if they are good quality and meet the requirements of your insurance. We will also point out any vulnerable points of your home and what can been done to improve the security. We can recommend different types of locks at varying costs to suit your budget and ultimately make your home more secure. Please read our page on lock snapping for information about vulnerable locks and how to protect yourself.
In many cases we can supply and install locks for a reasonable price that will meet or exceed the requirements of insurance companies and the Police. The most common lock mentioned by insurance is a BS3621 insurance approved type.
There are many certification numbers for different types of gradings of lock, the most common is mentioned above. The others are as follows, TS007, BS3621:2004, BS3621;2007 and BS8621. You may see these terms mentioned on your insurance policy. Please feel free to contact us anytime for advice or to book an appointment with us.
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