At Alexandra Locksmiths we are often asked ‘Why does my Insurance Company require me to have a 5 Lever Insurance Approved British Standard Deadlock, BS3621 ?”
Insurance companies now clearly state on their policies that all entry and final exit doors must be fitted with a high quality lock to prevent a break in. A 5 lever Mortice Deadlock is the minimum requirement to meet this criteria.
Most reputable insurance companies are normally fair when dealing with insurance claims but they will very quickly pick up on any failure on your part to comply with their requirements set out in your policy. The insurance company is well within its rights to decrease your payment or not pay out al all.
Crime is on the rise because of the current economic climate, fitting a 5 lever deadlock is a small price to pay to protect your home, family and belongings and to give you peace of mind.
We recommend that you check all of your final exit doors at the front and back and side of your home to see if they are fitted with a 5 lever deadlock, to ensure the safety of your property, valuables and most importantly your family. If you are unsure call Alexandra Locksmiths for a free no obligation survey call on 020 8883 1555 or 020 8364 2000