Security recommendations

For more information on any of the recommendations listed below, or to make sure your home or business security conforms with your insurance requirements, Contact a member of our team on 0800 652 0151.

Front doors - Wooden: Install a BS3621 kitemarked 5,6 or 7 lever mortise lock or cylinder rim deadlock also to BS3621.

UPVC, Composite: A multi-point lock system with a minimum of three horizontal locking points with a central bolt (minimum throw 13 mm) and two dead or hook bolts (minimum throw 20 mm). All locked simultaneously by one operation of the key. Handels

Side & Back Doors - Fit a BS3621 Kitemarked 5,6 or 7 lever mortise lock, together with top and bottom security bolts / A multi-point locking system.

Windows - Protect your windows from forced entry, especially at the rear of the house. Fit window locks to all ground and upper floor windows where there is easy access near a flat roof or drainpipe.

French windows & Patio doors - Fit appropriate key operated locks to the top, bottom and centre if suitable for your doors.

Outbuilding & garages - These often contain garden eqiupment, tools etc that would be useful to an intruder, so ensure they are secured by a suitable mortice, or surface mounted dead lock or padlock.

e home security guideline
  1. MAIN ENTERANCE, British standard mortice lock, Euro mortice lock, Lock guards, Anti snap/anti bump/ anti pick Rim & Euro cylinders, Rim deadlock, Hinge bolts, Steel reinforcing, Door viewer, Door chain, London bar, Birmingham bar.
  2. UPPER WINDOWS, Locks, Grilles.
  3. GARAGE, Roller doors, Garage door bolts.
  4. ALARM SYSTEM, Live system or dummy bell boxes.
  5. ROOF LIGHT, Locks, Grilles.
  6. SIDE & BACK DOORS, Mortice Locks, Grilles, Hinge Boolts.
  7. CCTV, Live system or dummy cameras.
  8. FRENCH DOORS, Locks, Motice bolts Grilles, Collapsible Gates, Continental Shutters.
  9. DOOR ENTRY SYSTEM
  10. GROUND FLOOR WINDOWS, Locks, Grilles, Collapsible Gates.
  11. UPPER WINDOWS (accessible from flat roof adjoining property, drain pipe etc) Locks, Grilles, Collapsible Gates.