What to know about front door locks

Any potential intruder will target your windows and doors. So why make life easy for them by not having excellent security measures in place to keep you and your home safe? With the right front door security you can keep any potential burglar out of your property.

Unfortunately there has been a rise in the number of lock bumping crimes around the UK, which makes it even more important to adopt safety practices and guarantee your peace of mind. There’s nothing worse than worrying about the safety of your home.

But choosing the right door security can give you this much needed peace of mind. Front door locks nowadays are manufactured to be resistant against bumping, drilling and picking. They are also anti-snap and the multipoint latches fix your front door to the frame.

Front door locks

With your front door lock you can ensure it:

  • Has been tested to nationwide standards and meets BS EN1303:2005
  • Has been awarded the BSI Kitemark
  • Is Secured by Design approved.

You will also want to ensure the lock is:

  • Anti-drill
  • Anti-pick
  • Anti-screw
  • Anti-bump
  • Anti-snap.

With anti-snap protection your security will be improved with three key features. First of all the break system will detach from the main body under any impact, so there’s less cylinder protrusion for further attack.

A hardened steel protection cradle also flexes when under attack to stop the lock from snapping, whilst the upper and lower stainless steel pins work together to prevent the lock buckling.

On top of this, modern front door locks are all police approved.

What’s important to remember when considering front door locks, is to choose systems that are:

  • Extremely secure and police approved
  • BSI kitemark certified
  • Pick screw, drill, bump and snap resistant
  • Issued with more than one key
  • Lower grub screw protected (Keeping you safe from specialist tools).

Evy Coe

Evy works for Quotatis as a Content Marketing Executive. She loves to write about interior design and help homeowners with their DIY projects.