The UPVC doors are not only energy efficient but also ensure safety to one’s home by avoiding any entry of intruders. You can upgrade your home security by upgrading the UPVC door locks.
The mortice locks are in accordance with the security standards accepted by the insurance companies. The 5 lever locks are used in UPVC doors to give adequate security and strength to the home. The locks are of BS3621 Standard and with new legislation the locks can be further upgraded to BS3621 2004 European Standard.
The UPVC cylinder doors can be upgraded by door night latches to add more strength to the UPVC doors. While installing a night latch check out whether your UPVC door lock has any anti-slip device or not. This will prevent any illegal entry in your home by old credit card technique. Further by fitting jammers in UPVC doors you get an additional layer of security.
You can further install high security version cylinder locks to get enough security for your home. Usually 6 pin, anti-drill cylinders are fitted in standard UPVC locks and the security can be further enhanced by fitting high security cylinders. The UPVC door owners usually complaint about snapping and bumping but by installing high security cylinder with features of pin in pin, bump resistance and snap resistance can easily solve your problem. Further security can be enhanced in UPVC doors by installing additional bolts and locks in doors.
Many properties are there with 2 or 3 lever locks on UPVC doors but now such door locks are suitable for internal doors only. If you feel that your door locks are not appropriate then search and shop around to find the suitable door locks that match up the insurance standards and keep your home safe. In case your door locks do not meet up the standards of insurance companies then you will not get protection against any mishappening.