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Penarth And Cardiff Emergency Locksmith - British Standard

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When people wish to have new PVC doors installed the cheapness of the price normally reflects the type of the lock and mechanism which would be installed. The design of the door and characteristics of the door will look like the one you have chosen but the standard of the lock and mechanism won't be of British Standard if a cheaper option is chosen. As a locksmith for some inconsiderable amount of years dealing with domestic and commercial properties, I have seen hundreds if not thousands of locks which have been fitted which do not fit British standards requirements.

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A simple check of the lock to see if it has the British Standards Kite Mark will tell you how secure the lock actually is. One lock which I keep coming across as an Emergency locksmith in the Cardiff and Penarth area is the Yale night latch. The whole point of having a night latch installed to your door is for the door to have an immediate closing operation. When the latch hits the receiver, the latch falls into place and the door is closed but not locked, which any good locksmith will state. British Standard Nightlatches work in a different prospect of operation and can also be deadlocked which gives far more security to your home or wherever the lock may need to be installed. James your local emergency Cardiff Locksmith has experience of opening BS Standard and non-BS Standard locks in all emergency circumstances and as a general locksmith also can fit at your discretion.

Standard night latches should be fitted with an additional mortice lock that meets BS Standards. I have seen some front doors which have just a night latch fitted to them which as a professional locksmith is very alarming. More often than not, some of my emergency locksmith work comes from the student areas of Cardiff where 90% of the time normal night latches are installed to each of their bedroom doors.

Why Choose A BS Night Latch

  • Anti Tamper When Door Closed
  • Lock Face has deflectors and is harder to drill and Breakage
  • Can be Deadlocked from inside or outside to stop access from turning the lever
  • Keys are of higher quality
  • Pick proof
  • Receiver and Lock have more fixing points for better stability against forced attacks
  • Key Stuck In Lock

British Standard Mechanisms For PVC, Wood And Composite Doors

Mechanisms come in all Shapes and Sizes and can include many features on some compared to many others.

  • Split Spindle: where there are two different offsets for the spindle for the handles which will allow the handles to operate from the inside but not from the outside. Where on the outside you would need a key to retract the latch bolt on the mechanism
  • Hooks : When the mechanism is in its locked position the hooks go into the receiver on the frame which gives it one of the best defences from the door being attacked in a lot of ways most mechanisms fitted by James your local locksmith in Cardiff confirm to British Standard.
  • Deadbolt : Most Mechanisms will have a deadbolt near the latch of the mechanism but sometimes, they also can have them in other places dependent on the type of mech you may have.