Door & Window Security

Break-ins and thefts are typical risks facing nearly all premises, and it is essential to have a suitable level of security to all external doors and windows. There are a huge selection of locks produced these days, ranging from bog standard security, to british standard, to 3 star diamond security.

With this in mind it is essential to weigh up what level of security you should have on your property. If you keep high quality and high cost goods on site, it is wise to ensure you have at least british standard locks fitted to each external door and window. All british standard locks have a kitemark symbol printed into the lock that looks like this.

Kitemark Symbol
Kitemark Symbol
 
British Standard locks go through rigorous testing to ensure they are up to a good security standard and are theft proof. A growing amount of home insurance companies now require your home to have BS3621 locks fitted to all external doors. It is good to know if you have these locks fitted as it can also give you a big discount with some home insurance companies.