A Guide To Upgrading Your Door Locks

bsi for lock upgradesHow often do you think about the locks on your doors? Not often right, you just unlock, open & lock, unlock, open & lock, all day every day without a second thought in the main, never stopping to question how secure that lock actually is. And why would you – It works, right?… for the most part, a homeowner will only ever find out how good their locks are when it’s too late

The issue with locks consisting of a standard euro cylinder, which cost from £3.00 upwards is that they are extremely basic, yes they do the job of locking the door but they have known weaknesses and burglars know of & exploit these weaknesses every day, all over the country to break into peoples homes. Even for the security concious homeowner out there, amongst us there are many who install the most complex alarm systems & cctv, none of that really matters if your locks are not up to the job.

You, your property, your home & your family are all at risk if your lock is not marked with the British Standard Kitemark and as a qualified locksmith in the Staffordshire area please trust me when I tell you this……


Truth be told, and without a shadow of a doubt, most of the homeowners we deal with on a day to day basis who contact us for door lock upgrades in Erdington & surrounding are all in a position where they had never considered how secure their locks were and were upgrading as a reaction to a burglary or break in, rather than a preventitive measure to protect themselves before the worst happened and it’s so unfortunate that through a lack of thought, or education so many homes are broken into which could have been easily prevented with a pretty straightforward lock upgrade.

Locks with the British kitemark have been designed to prevent yoru home being broken into through one of the most common methods used by burglars to force entry: Lock snapping.And its not as big a job as you might think, with retrofit locks you can quite simply take out the old lock & slide in the upgraded anti snap upgrade in no time at all, literaly a matter of a minute or 2, you can even do it yourself with a how too video on youtube.

Becky Matthews