Police & Insurance Approved Locks
"Does your door lock conform to British Standards BS3621?"
You will have seen the TV advert about insurance companies requiring locks being to be BS3621 accredited to comply with your home insurance policy.
The BS 3621 standard is awarded by the British Standards Institute when a lock has passed “thief resistant” testing after being attacked by all known methods used by criminals. This includes drilling and lock picking.
Approved by locksmiths
These are common symbols to show they have passed the test.
Approved by the Police
Secured by Design is a brand name for the Police approved testing.
Approved by the British Standards
The British Standard kitemark is recognised world-wide. The Ultion locks we fit have the 3 star rating.
Euro Cylinder Lock
The euro cylinder lock is very popular and found on modern UPVC doors, composite doors, patio doors, French doors and some garage doors.
They are quick to change and cheap to buy so they have been fitted to thousands of new doors. A flaw was found where they could be broken so new anti-snap locks where brought out.
Mortice type locks are fitted to timber doors and metal doors.
BS 3621 will be marked on the edge of the lock.
Mortice Lock Replacement
Mortice locks are one of the best secure door locks and will need to be destroyed if it fails.
Multipoint door lock
Multipoint door lock provide significant reinforcement by way of multiple hooks and bolts. Found on UPVC doors, Composite Doors, patio doors and French doors whereby a euro lock cylinder is installed.
The new insurance & police approved standard is PAS3621 is equivalent to the BS3621 standard.
Barnsley Locksmith advise you have a TS007 3 star euro cylinder Ultion lock paired with a TS007 2 star security Lock Lock handle.
Rim Cylinder Lock
Rim cylinder locks that meet BS3621 must have 5 levers, measures to prevent picking and have a mnnimum of 1000 key combinations.
This lock is found on the outside area of the door installed within a night latch mechanism that is installed and used on the inside of the door.
The night latch mechanism and similar versions by other companies should display the accreditation on the side.