Do You Have The Correct Door Locks By AJ Locksmith
Door Locks at AJ Locksmith Leicester we have seen time and time again that burglars take the path of least resistance. Furthermore have the security of your front door assessed by locksmiths. They know at a glance if a door is an easy target. So to find out how to secure your front door and make sure your home isn’t a target.If you have the most secure door on the street you are the least likely to be targeted by intruders. Yours will be the door burglars are most likely to avoid.
Consider Front Door Type
Make sure you have a good quality door! You can have the best locks in the world on your front door but it will mean absolutely nothing if your door is made of cardboard! Okay your door isn’t likely to be made out of cardboard but there are some poor quality doors available and these should be avoided. Many break-ins occur because a door is “kicked in”. When a weak door is attacked in this way it is common for the door to give in despite the locks.
Door Locks Advice From AJ Locksmiths.
Front door security locks are the number 1 most effective way to secure your front door. CCTV and Security alarms are a good deterrent but when it comes down to it the locks are what will prevent criminals from entering your property.
In addition be Sure to choose a qualified experienced locksmith who will know the best locks for your individual door. They will ensure the locks
Are suitable for the individual door
Meet British Standards
Meet your insurance policy standards
Offer you the best possible security
Different locks are required for different doors, so it is important to ensure that you have the right lock for an individual door.
Wooden front doors are most common and having a minimum of two locks is a must on a standard timber door.
A Five Lever British Standard Deadlock.
BS3621 – a fiver lever British Standard mortice lock or
BS8621 – a night latch which doesn’t require an internal key, for example a thumb turn.
There are many different brands on the market. The one I always recommend is by Chubb (which has recently been taken over by Union), these are high quality deadlocks. As AJ Locksmiths will tell you a deadlock is the most important lock to have on your front door….from a security point of view!
A Rim Night Latch
These are commonly described as ‘Yale Locks’ (Yale being one of the most common brands of Night latches in the UK).
Furthermore UPVC front doors should all have a cylinder lock that does not protrude more than 5 mm over the handle on the outside as a minimum. Ideally an anti-snap cylinder should be used to prevent intruder access. We would always recommend this to add extra security to your front door.
Burglary is increasing especially during these tough times and choosing the right Locksmith is crucial. In Addition to choosing the right lock brands over cheaper locks. Avoid locksmiths offering cheap locks at a cheap price as this can prove to be more expensive in the long term. AJ locksmiths guarantees all work completed.
In addition always remember to check the small print of your insurance policy for lock requirements too.
Not Locking Your Door Locks is Foolish
Lock those locks!
You have called AJ Locksmiths and invested in the door locks that leave you feeling that you have the most secure front door. You leave for work and later recall that you forgot to actually lock the deadlock! This leaves your property at risk.
This mistake is painfully common. It is important to ensure to lock the locks when the property is empty and at night time.
Some have more success with remembering that others. In fact I have met people who seem to do this out of principle (which is very peculiar!). I don’t try and force anyone to put their mortice lock on but always strongly advise it. Some don’t realise that not doing it invalidates your insurance policy!
What’s The Solution For These People?
I usually recommend an auto deadlocking night latch. It’s not as good as a 5 lever deadlock but it’s much better that not using any deadlock at all. Some of the higher spec ones can be very hard wearing and can take a substantial amount of force. From an unwanted intruder if fitted with additional door reinforcements.
Furthermore there is really no substitute to having a proper 5 lever BS Mortice lock on your front door.
Make sure you have a good quality door.I do hope my tips help.
For more honest tips on burglary prevention throughout your property read our Ultimate Burglary Prevention Guide. I would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have on the subject of securing front doors. Should you require a free security survey I would be happy to hear from you.
AJ Locksmith is a independent Locksmiths, and we are a family-run locksmith company. Therefore our focus is on quality door locks changes and services.
We are an independent mobile Locksmith service covering , Leicester and Leicestershire. We don’t charge call out fees even at evenings and weekends.
No VAT or call out charge
We don’t charge VAT, in addition to no call out charges which saves you 20% straight away. Furthermore customer satisfaction is always top priority and we always aim to get to you within 1 hour.
AJ Locksmith Are Not A Call Centre
We also offer discounts to students, and OAP’S . Do not hesitate to contact us on 07729554332 or by filling in the contact us form. A free security check is available for your home or business ensuring that your locks comply with your insurance company’s requirements.
AJ Locksmith Work With
At AJ Locksmith our aim is to offer you the best service possible, and therefore only use well known and trusted brands. Yale Door Locks, ERA and Union Door Locks across the industry and across the Leicestershire area, hence helping us to give you the quality locksmith service that you need and deserve. In addition to these manufacturers we can also source products from other manufacturers. Customers can purchase less well known locks or security device that we don’t currently list here, furthermore please feel free to contact us as we may be able to source it from one of our suppliers, helping you to get everything you need from one place.
We will be with you as soon as possible. Furthermore your security is our top priority. When you call you can rest assured that there is no hard sell.
For more information about all the above services. In addition you can call us on 07729554332. For more information on AJ Locksmiths visit one of our other website.
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