Mortice locks, often called 5 lever locks, are usually the main lock on your door and are fitted into a pocket cut in the side of the door.
Most insurance companies will insist on suitable mortice lock be fitted to your door in order for them to provide you with cover. The commonest standard is BS3621. How do you know if your lock measures up? Simple really have a look at the faceplate if your lock complies with the standard it will be stamped BS3621, along with a date and the British Standard Kitemark.
If you’re not sure why don’t you give Capital Lock Services a call on 0131-556 0470 and we’ll check it for you.
Many people call us and ask for their CHUBB lock to be often changed when we get to the job they don’t have a CHUBB lock fitted but a different brand of mortice lock.
Undoubtedly the best mortice lock in most people’s price range that complies with insurance requirements is the Chubb 3G114E which has a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty and comes with three keys.
However, with our years of experience in fitting other brands of mortice lock, we have found Union to be the next best for reliability but cheaper. This lock has a manufacturer’s warranty of 15 years and also has three keys.
Usually, the cheaper range of locks do not offer the same manufacturers warranty and only come with two keys.
So if you would like an Insurance Approved 5 lever Deadlock fitted call Capital Lock Services your local Edinburgh locksmith service now on 0131-556 0470