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We’re always being told what we need to know about our homes but by making sure you have the right lock as far as the Police or Insurance companies are concerned could save us a lot of stress and heartache if we’re unlucky enough to have been targeted by burglars.

You’d think that being burgled would be devastating enough but what if when you go to your insurance company to claim they turn around and contest the claim because you didn’t have the right type of lock on your external door?

It makes sense on a personal level to want to make your home as secure as possible but these days we need to make sure that we satisfy the insurance companies that we’ve taken the right precautions if we don’t want to be double victims.

The fact is that most UK household insurance companies require us to have a minimum security standard of lock on our external doors. A 5 lever sashlock or rim cylinder nightlatch coupled with 5 lever (BS Certified) deadlock are what we actually need to have fitted to our external doors.

If you’re baffled by the ‘5 lever’ part it simply refers to the internal workings of the lock. Having a sashlock and a deadbolt may sound like a little too much to some but if you think about it, by having a strong lock and bolt at the top and the lower part of the door you’re making it much more difficult for a burglar to push, lever or kick in the lower part of the door in order to gain entry.

James Gumersell of specialist online door handle and door lock retailer explains:

“You’d be surprised how many people aren’t aware that even though they have an insurance policy if they are unlucky enough to be burgled they could run into difficulties claiming because their door locks simply aren’t up to the required minimum standards.

We offer external door locks on our website that meet those required standards. We also offer technical advice and we get our orders dispatched within 24 hours so if you need to upgrade your external door locks in a hurry feel free to visit

We also offer a huge selection of internal door handles and door knobs, hinges, accessories and even kitchen cupboard door handles and knobs.”

For more information call Simply Door Handles on 01484 42 60 42 or visit the website

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