WHAT IS A BS3621 BRITISH STANDARD LOCK?

April 4, 2019

BS3621 is a British Standard for locks fitted to doors, designed so we can easily know that a lock is of a good, theft-resistant standard. It's important for homeowners to know about this as having BS3621 locks fitted to your doors may be a requirement for your home insurance, or it could give you access to bigger savings on your insurance policy. 

 

This standard is most often specified for final exit doors on a property (front and back doors) as these are the most prone to break-in attempts. It's generally agreed that internal doors do not require the level of security offered by BS3621, although in some circumstances you may consider it necessary. If you don't need that level of security then cheaper locks with lower levels of security, such as 2 lever and 3 lever models, are available.

 

There are various features required to make a lock comply with BS3621. Firstly, the lock needs to be of a 5 lever design. This can be confusing for some as 5 lever locks are available that don't conform to BS3612. These will still offer a good level of security but won't necessarily offer additional security features which are present on approved locks. 

 

Most of the features of the British Standard focus around attack resistance. To meet the standard the lock must be able to withstand drill attacks for at least 5 minutes, bolt attacks for at least 5 minutes and also the lock has to have an anti-picking mechanism in place. The main bolt of the lock must be at least 20mm in length and the keep, where the bolt sits in the door frame, must be of a good quality design.

 

If you're not sure if your lock is BS3621 then just call Newbiggin Locksmith for advice on what you need to keep your home safe. Newbiggin Locksmith is a locksmith near me that only supplies and fits 5 lever British Standard BS3621 locks. 

 

If you require a locksmiths in Newbiggin, a Northumberland locksmith, a locksmith in Cramlington , an Ashington locksmith, a Newcastle locksmith or a locksmith near me in Blyth, or a locksmith near me in Morpeth, in fact Newbiggin Locksmith is a local locksmith that serves anywhere in the Northeast.

 

So call Newbiggin Locksmith today on 07539288016 for a free no obligation quotation with no call out fees and no VAT charges. Newbiggin Locksmith are your low cost, local 24 hour Locksmiths who are always here to help for 24 Hour Emergency Call Outs, lock outs, lost keys, gearbox repairs & service or replacement, door alignment, locks changes and upgrades are just some of the whole range of Master Locksmith services Newbiggin Locksmiths offer. So for your local locksmith and low cost locksmith call 07539288016 or visit our website at:www.newbigginlocksmiths.co.uk

 

 

 

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