The Key To Choosing The Right Lock

If you, your friends or family, or even a neighbour, have been unfortunate enough to be burgled, this may have prompted you to review your home security. However, you shouldn’t just wait for an unfortunate event to occur before you make sure you have the right security measures in place.

Investing the majority of your security budget on an alarm is not enough to protect your property and entry points from unwanted visitors; it’s equally important to purchase the correct locks to ensure your home is safe.

Homeowners often mistakenly presume that if they purchase a lock from a reputable supplier it will improve the security of their home and meet all necessary standards; in reality, sadly, this is not the case.

There is never one lock to suit all needs. Instead, you have to take into account a wide range of issues such as what type of door you have, the level of key security you require, the quality of the frame in which you are fitting it, your insurance requirements and your desired security level.

With this long list of considerations, you may feel like choosing the right lock is trickier than playing darts with spaghetti.

Luckily, the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) is on hand to help you find an accredited locksmith. Locksmiths approved by the MLA will be able to advise you of the right lock for your requirements. The MLA accredits all of UNION’s Super Centre Locksmiths.

By obtaining good advice about your locks you may even be able to save money, as some insurance companies even offer a discount off the normal premium, if your property has a higher degree of security, which can be achieved by installing a lock conforming to BS 3621.

Aside from the benefits of a discounted rate on home insurance, a lock conforming to BS 3621 offers a higher degree of security to protect yourself, your family and your home. Check the terms and conditions on your home insurance documents for specific policy details.

If you think your security could be at all compromised, contact an MLA approved locksmith today. These professionals work with manufacturers, such as UNION, who ensure that all locks meet the required standards, such as the BS3621 Kite Mark.

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UNION grew out of a family business set up in 1840 in Willenhall – the heart of the British lock-making industry for over four centuries. Today, the distinguished UNION brand provides an extensive range of architectural products for commercial and contract applications and is widely recognised in over 80 countries. Follow UNION on Twitter, or Like their Facebook page for more information.