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Van Slam Lock And Deadlock Fitting

Van Slam Lock And Van Deadlock Fitting Cardiff 

With the ever increasing amount of Vans being broken in to. There haveAuto Locksmith Cardiff, Fitting of Dead Lock and Slam Lock in and around Cardiff been much more demand of vehicle Security. One large deterrent which have been tried tested and is thatcham approved, is the Slamlock and Deadlock made by numerous companies. Here at James Cardiff Locksmith we have found our favourite lock make to be the L4V, Locks for Vans. We have never had any come backs on these style of locks and even ourselves have found them rather difficult to open 


Were does the Slam lock fit to and what is its purpose

Slam locks are fitted as close to the existing handle as possible. This is because the slam lock acts as the external handle and needs to be in close proximity as possible to it as the loom which runs from the lock to the handle now runs from the lock to the Slam Lock. As the slam lock is now fitted the external handle provides no opening to the vehicle and just acts as nothing no longer over than a handle to pull the door open once the Slam Lock have initially opened the door. If for instance the door has been deadlocked via the remote key then then Slam Lock will no longer open the vehicle as the same when you pulled on the handle would do nothing when the loom was connected to it. The deadlocking system is still in place as same as before and in certain circumstances i.e every vehicle is different you may have to press the remote open button twice before attempting to open the slam lock.

Dependent on the  vehicle there is a 2 rotation characters with the slam Locks, One being Clockwise and the other being Anti clockwise, when the locksmith initially fits the locks dependent on which direction of the lock door and lock loom will indicate in which direction we place the lock in its opening direction.



Were does the Dead Lock fit to and what is its purpose

Dead locks can be fitted to any door of the commercial vehicle and runs every lock on the same key so all locks are conventionally keyed alike unless told otherwise to do so. Here at James Cardiff Locksmith we normally only put the dead locks on the rear doors and hardly ever have a demand on the 2 front doors. All our Dead locks are insurance and Thatcham approved Deadlocks With High Security keys. On the deadlock systems 2 keys normally come when we order the specific locks to the vehicle and if the customer requires any more we can order more keys on request. SlamLocks Deadlocks Cardiff

All our deadlocks come with Thatcham approved locks and the case also has a high security design which is made to hook directly into the third party so if the door was compromised you would have to either have to have the key to physically open the door or damage the thick metal hook, for the door to open. Which makes the design of these locks excellent. 

As the locks need to be physically locked for them to be engaged this can be be easily forgetful. When our locksmith attends to fit the deadlocks he will stress to you the customer how important it is for you to get in to the habit of locking each and every deadlock. YOU MUST GET INTO A RUTEEN OF LOCKING EACH DEADLOCK. Other wise 



Deadlock T Series Hook Lock Fitting 

Installed hook locks as commonly known to this brand new out of showroom Mercedes Vito for a Local Electrical Business Our Locksmith was able to get this all ordered and fitted for this customer in a matter of 3 days. The locksmiths attended Sinclair Electrical at his premises where the locks took around 4 hours to complete and give the vehicle additional security. All locks were off the same key and keyed alike. 


It is proven that vehicles with Slam Locks fitted are less likely to be tried to be broken into, due to the additional security. 

Top Tip For Slam Locks and Deadlocks

After our locksmith in Cardiff have finished the installation of your Van Deadlocks it is very important that you the customer and any employees get in to the habit of actually locking the van. As the lock is new it is sometimes difficult to get in to the habit of actually locking the newly fitted lock. You Must Get Into The Habit, It keeps your valuables Safe. Our Cardiff Locksmith will stress to you how important this is to lock and how to check it is locked.