Love Your Locksmith

Recent statistics have shown that around 76% of domestic burglaries are made via a door[1], with a forced lock and an unlocked door being the top two most common methods of door entry1.

The home security experts at Mul-T-Lock advise that to prevent unwanted access, you should change locks as soon as possible after moving into a new home, and then again every five years, for added peace of mind.

Getting in touch with a local locksmith before changing or upgrading locks can also save you both time and money. Locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) will be able to advise on security standards, as well as expert advice on quick and simple jobs that can make a big difference to the security of a home. For example, by changing the rim cylinder in a nightlatch, or the euro profile cylinder in a multipoint lock, a home can be secure in minutes, without the need to change the entire lock or door.

As the locksmithing industry is not government regulated, the MLA have created an approved and trusted list of locksmiths on its website www.locksmiths.co.uk. You can also find both MLA and Mul-T-Lock approved locksmiths from across the UK over on the Mul-T-Lock website www.mul-t-lock.co.uk.

When it comes to choosing which lock to opt for, Mul-T-Lock approved locksmiths champion the original, and the best – the Break Secure® 3DS euro profile cylinder.

This cylinder surpasses the British Standard Kitemark BS EN 1303:2015 test by over a million cycles and meets TS007 3 star standard as recommended by Secured by Design (the police preferred specification). Mul-T-Lock’s Break Secure® 3DS has also undergone rigorous independent testing by the MLA to meet the Sold Secure Diamond SS312 standard – offering the very best protection in lock security.

Mul-T-Lock’s Break Secure® 3DS cylinder offers three separate lines of defence to discourage even the most determined attack:

  1. A sacrificial end – designed to snap to protect against lock-snapping; the most common form of entry to a property
  2. Bump resistant – many cylinders can be easily ‘bumped’ (inserting and tapping an illegal key to release the cam and open the door), but the Break Secure® 3DS is proven to resist this
  3. Drill resistant – engineered using high strength material and robust construction to withstand prolonged drilling

In addition to these lines of defence, the 3DS cylinder boasts anti-screw and anti-pick protection, with the reassurance of a full ten-year guarantee. Even after the cylinder has been attacked, the key or thumb turn remains operational, meaning you can still get access in and out of a home while waiting for the lock to be fixed. For added convenience, local locksmiths can key-alike euro profile cylinders, so one patented key unlocks all external doors on a property.

With figures showing that burglaries spike by as much as 25% in the autumn and winter months[2], there is no better time to get in touch with your local locksmith to gain invaluable knowledge and advice, in order to keep your home secure throughout the upcoming dark nights.

To find your local Mul-T-Lock approved locksmith, visit https://www.mul-t-lock.com/en-gb/site/mul-t-lock/about-mul-t-lock/mul-t-lock-uk/resellers-uk/ and to learn more about Mul-T-Lock’s Break Secure® 3DS cylinder, please call 01902 364200, email internalsales@mul-t-lock.co.uk or visit www.mul-t-lock.co.uk.


[1] ONS

[2] LV