Restricted Keys

As home owners or business people, security is usually something that gets overlooked, as long as everything is going well. But, as time passes, we forget that our situations are changing, people come and go, additions and structural changes are made and our security becomes compromised.

Some things to think about;

  • When did you last change the locks to the main entrance and exit doors to your premises?

    In a lot of cases that might have been when you moved in but how many years ago was that? And wait a minute now you think of it, did you actually change the locks when you moved in, or are the keys you use now the same ones the estate agent gave you on that exciting day?

  • Since you did last change the locks, how many keys have you had cut and who has had access to them

    The cleaner, decorator, builder, relatives, lodger, friends, children, children's friends, the list goes on and if you didn't actually change them when you moved in, just think how much longer that list might be, in fact you haven't really got a clue!

    The cleaner, decorator, builder, relatives, lodger, friends, children, children's friends, the list goes on and if you didn't actually change them when you moved in, just think how much longer that list might be, in fact you haven't really got a clue!

  • When you had that extension built or new door fitted were the locks that were fitted insurance approved?

    It's worth considering that all insurance companies require you to have locks fitted which conform to a minimum insurance standard, in a lot of cases identified by the BS Kite Mark.

    Convenience plays a larger part in security than you might think. Suiting all your locks, so they all work using the same key means that people are more likely to use the lock and maintain security rather than leaving the door open because it's too much trouble to find the right key and lock it. Also keying locks alike means fewer keys on your ring or fewer keys to keep safe.

    [Restricted Keys] are always recommended when fitting new locks to any door, at home or in businesses as these keys are only able to be copied on the authority of the key owner which means you always have control over who has keys to your premises.