Choosing the Best Lock for your Doors
When it comes to protecting your home your front door is one of the first points of security. A key element of a front door is of course the lock, helping you keep any unwanted guests from coming into your Pembrokeshire home, and allow you easy access. In Pembrokeshire it’s not only important to keep your home safe, but you may also need to protect garages, sheds, agricultural and commercial buildings.
Pembrokeshire Locks are always on hand to offer advice and help ensure you’ve got the best possible locks. Below we’ve listed some types of locks you may want to consider.
Anti-snap locks, as the name suggests prevent locks from snapping meaning if force is applied to either end of the lock it will break at the anti-snap line rather than the centre of the lock. This will leave the locking mechanism itself intact. Anti-snap locks are used throughout the UK and Europe, particularly on uPVC doors in both domestic and commercial properties.
5 Lever Mortice Deadlock
Unlike the anti-snap, the 5 Lever Mortice Deadlock is not appropriate for UPVC doors as they’re installed into the door material. They are best suited for wooden doors and have 5 levers making it more secure, we would only install British Standard Deadlocks or Sashlocks which are all covered on your insurance. A 5 Lever Mortice Deadlock can be used in external doors as well as internal doors.
Multi-point Locking System
Multi-point Locking Systems can be used with any entry door but is mostly found on UPVC and composite doors. These locks usually include a centrally located deadbolt, a latch and at least two hook bolts however they can come in different designs. The locking system works by bolting the door to the frame with multiple points and operates with just one key.
Perhaps you’re looking for something a bit more modern, there are plenty of smart locks to choose from.
A Smart Lock is an electromechanical lock designed to lock and unlock a door by receiving a prompt from something such as a phone, tablet or PC, anything with a WI-FI connection. Something to consider with a Smart Lock is whether it will fit alongside any security technology you may already have. You may also need to consider if you would need an extra hub to ensure the WI-FI connection will work.
These days there are many different types of Smart Locks from codes and pins to some completely controlled by your phone. They’re becoming more and more popular for their ease of use and as you don’t need to carry a key around with you and another advantage of these locks is that you can let guests into your home remotely.
These are just a few locks that you might like to consider, there are many options to choose from and it can be hard to know which lock is the best for your needs and safety.
Please contact Pembrokeshire Locks for friendly advice from experts with years and years in the business, we’d love to help and offer you any assistance that we can.