Unfortunately we are all aware that break-ins do happen, a burglary occurs every 40 seconds in the UK (Crime Stoppers UK), therefore if the worse did happen you want to be sure you are using an experienced, credible and trustworthy emergency locksmith.
All of our local locksmiths are CRB checked (DBS checked) and are assessed and accredited by industry experts. These checks are carried out by Keytek™ to reassure you that our locksmiths will be able to help repair any damage caused by a break-in from changing your locks to boarding up.
As part of the locksmith services we provide, our emergency locksmiths are able to carry out a full security and home insurance compliance check. Our Engineers will be able to recommend a range of quality products that conform to all of the relevant standards for your home insurance and equally as important your peace of mind.
Keeping your home secure…
As home security experts, we want to ensure we provide our customers with the latest information and advice regarding the security of their homes. We provide this information to ensure that our customers are well informed on how best to protect their property and can therefore make informed decisions on how they should upgrade their home security whilst ensuring they comply with their home insurance requirements.
When are you most likely to be vulnerable?
- When you are away from your home such as being on holiday or even at work.
- When you are at home but either you are busy/distracted or asleep. 56% of burglaries happen at night.
- The Christmas period is usually a vulnerable time of year for any household, as an intruder will know there is a high probability that there are new and expensive presents located inside your home, especially if they can be seen from a window!
Home Insurance providers will often specify that the doors and windows on a property must be fitted with British Standard locks…
A ‘British Standard’ lock will have undergone rigorous testing. These tests include strength, durability and equally important it’s security. The locks are then re-assessed and re-tested to ensure the safety, quality and reliability of the locks that have been fitted by a local locksmith.
Identifying a British Standard lock
A ‘British Standard’ lock is easily identified by the BS Kitemark logo (pictured to the right) which is usually displayed on the face of the lock. The BS Kitemark may also be accompanied by BS: 3621 2007 (mortice locks) or BS: TS007 (Euro cylinders), these are the current requirements set by the majority of Home Insurance providers.
Home Insurance requirements
After you have been burgled you may want to make a claim through your home insurance provider to help cover the cost of any damage that has been caused by a burglar. Therefore it is important to meet any requirements that are stated in your home insurance policy as failure to do so could result in your policy being invalidated by your Home Insurance provider.