"Does your door lock conform to British Standards BS3621?"
You may have seen the television advert being broadcast regarding insurance companies requiring locks being to the British standard of 3621 accreditation to comply with home insurance policies.
Many people have no idea what this standard means or how this accreditation is achieved and most importantly how do you know if your current locks have this required accreditation.
As always SheffLOCK are here to make this straight forward and easy for you to understand what is an Insurance Approved Lock.
We are simply going to provide you with a quick and easy guide to establish what accreditations (if any) your current locks are and crucially what markings to look for to ensure you have the correct locks fitted.
Firstly the BS 3621 standard is an accreditation awarded by the British Standards Institute (BSI) when a lock is classed as “thief resistant” having successfully passed the relevant testing which includes being attacked by all known prolific methods used by criminals to bypass the lock.
This includes methods such as drilling and picking the lock to gain entry.