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uPVC Doors and Locking Systems

uPVC door security advice from Leading Locksmiths

Typical uPVC door and windows

Multi-point Locking Systems.

Multi-point locking systems are the most common type of lock on uPVC doors. This means that on closing the door and lifting the door handle up, the strike plates in the door frame are then connected with the locking mechanism inside the door. However, the door is not fully secure until the key is turned and the door is completely locked. Without turning the key the door can still be opened from both sides by just moving the handle, thus leaving your home unsecured.

High Security Cylinders.

Should your uPVC door lock become faulty it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible to maintain the security of the door to you property. It is always wise to consult a professional regarding replacing the cylinder lock on your uPVC door as there are many options available that come in all shapes and sizes. There are also lock cylinders available, that offer more security than the standard versions that were issued when uPVC doors first came onto the market. High security cylinder locks are available as a registered key system which means that only registered people to the key can get a replacement cut. They will also greatly reduce the chance of a burglar bumping, drilling or picking the lock open.

Repairing uPVC Door Locks.

Leading Locksmiths are able to repair most issues with faulty locking mechanisms on uPVC door. If we can’t repair the lock, we will be able to replace the lock. Our customers certainly wouldn’t need to go to the expense of a new door! We can upgrade your cylinder lock to a high security version should you require it and leading locksmiths can also advise on which type of lock to have installed to meet your insurance requirements – Ultimately this could save you money on your home insurance premium!

Should you require any assistance with your uPVC door locks then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Call  0208 977 4886 

Email info@locksmithscentrallondon.com

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