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The Best Door Locks for Your Property

At Security 201, our experienced staff are dedicated to supplying and installing prestigious Banham locks in businesses and homes throughout West Sussex. Our range of external and internal door locks use the patented Banham Dimple Key and registration system, which offers a significant security advantage, as property owners are then able to restrict and record all key duplications. The range of door security locks we offer include Banham rim deadbolts, thumbturns and cylinder mortice deadlocks.

Trying to find the right door lock to suit your property (and your doors) can seem like a daunting task, but choosing us as your door lock provider will ensure the highest levels of security for your property.

 

Why the right door lock is so important

A high-quality lock on a front door is the first line of defence in protecting your home from any potential intruders. A well-installed, high security door lock will not only impede an intruder from gaining entry to your property, but will also increase the chances of them being caught.

However, as important as front and back door security are to a home, that isn’t the only use that door locks can provide to your property. In the event that an intruder does gain access to your home, having strong, modern locks on your internal doors can prevent any valuables stored in bedrooms or the living room from being stolen. They also allow for increased privacy, which is beneficial for those living in shared accommodation.

 

What to consider when choosing a door lock

There is no single catch-all answer for anyone looking for the safest door lock, and there are a number of factors which will determine the best type of lock for your doors. These include:

  • The material your door is made from

Not all types of door will suit every type of lock; this applies to the type of material your door is made from, the thickness of the door itself, and where your door is situated in your property. For example, mortice locks are best suited to wooden front doors.

  • The impact the lock will have on your insurance policy

Door locks are essential security features that comply with any insurance policy, but only certain types of lock will save you money on your policy. You also need to remember that, no matter what locks are on your doors, forgetting to use them will completely invalidate any insurance claim you make.

  • How it looks

While this is objectively the least important of these factors to bear in mind, the aesthetics of your door are likely to dictate the type of lock you choose to buy.

 

Types of Door Locks

Whilst all of Security 201’s Banham door locks come armed with many of the same security features, such as a 6 pin drill-resistant cylinder, a saw-resistant steel bolt and a high security striker plate on the door frame, different types of door lock suit different types of property. All our locks are also protected by an exclusive and patented key registration system, which means that in the event that you lose your key, only you or pre-authorised individuals will be able to have it replaced.

Security 201 offers three primary types of door locks—rim deadbolt, mortice and thumbturn—with a range of different products available within these three main lock types. All Banham locks are also available in four finishes: Polished brass, satin brass, polished chrome and satin chrome. We also provide a free site survey, during which our experts can give you advice on finding the best door lock for your property.

What are rim locks?

Rim locks are fitted by being attached to the surface of doors, rather than within the door itself. They are best suited for inward-opening doors between 30 and 50mm thick, so are most appropriate for the interior face of a front door, or any doors within a property. All of our rim locks are self-deadlocking with maximum security differs, meeting the British Standard 3621; they are also patented and insurance-approved.

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Banham L2000: Rim Deadbolt

This security lock design is an inward open only lock, which is suitable for doors between 30mm and 50mm thick. These interior door locks are British Standard 3621, Patented and Insurance approved.

Key features of the product include:

  • 6 pin drill resistant cylinder
  • Maximum security differs
  • Exclusive coded key registration system
  • High security striker plate on door frame
  • Saw resistant steel bolt
  • Self deadlocking
  • Can be operated with the same key as all other Banham registered key locks, padlocks and collapsible gates
  • Successfully passed anti-snap tests undertaken by an independent test laboratory

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Banham EL4000: Rim Deadbolt with Electric Release

This security lock design is best suited to interior doors as it is inward open only. It can be fitted to doors between 30mm and 53mm thick.

Key features of the product include:

  • Electric release mechanism which can be unlocked remotely, making it suitable for use in properties with shared access entry systems

 

What are mortice locks?

Mortice locks feature deadbolts fitted into the door itself, and are designed to be resistant to any attempts to open it with anything other than its key. Our range of mortice locks are suitable for both inward and outward opening doors. They adhere to the British Standard 3621, are patented and insurance-approved.

All of Banham’s mortice locks are designed with a hook bolt, as well as security escutcheon plates for additional strength, and maximum security differs.

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Banham M2002: Cylinder Mortice Deadlock

This security lock design is suitable for both inward and outward opening doors, with a maximum depth of 70mm. Banham M2002 door locks are British Standard 3621, Patented and Insurance approved.

Key features of this product include:

  • 6 pin drill resistant cylinder
  • Maximum security differs
  • Hook Bolt for preventing doors from being spread apart
  • Exclusive coded key registration system
  • High security striker plate on door frame
  • Saw resistant steel bolt
  • Security Escutcheon plates for further strength
  • Available with internal knob to comply with fire regulations (see M2003)
  • Successfully passed anti-snap tests undertaken by an independent test laboratory

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Banham M5000: Cylinder Mortice Deadlock

This security door lock model is similar to the M2002, except for the addition of a Euro Profile cylinder. These products are British Standard 3621, Patented and Insurance approved.

Key features of the product include:

  • 6 pin drill resistant cylinder
  • Euro profile cylinder (can be offset and extended to suit door thickness)
  • Maximum security differs
  • Hook Bolt for preventing doors from being spread apart
  • Exclusive coded key registration system
  • High security striker plate on door frame
  • Saw resistant steel bolt
  • Security Escutcheon plates for further strength
  • Euro profile cylinder (can be offset and extended to suit door thickness)
  • Available with internal knob to comply with fire regulations (see M5008)

 

What are thumbturn locks?

Thumbturn locks are a hybrid form of deadlock; the external side is locked with a key like a normal deadbolt lock. However, the internal side of the lock features an additional lock on the other side, which can be controlled without a key. All of Security 201’s thumbturn locks feature a hook bolt for additional security. They also feature maximum security differs, security escutcheon plates to boost strength, and are suitable for inward and outward opening doors.

Banham M2003: Cylinder Mortice Deadlock with Internal Thumbturn

This security lock design is British Standard 8621, Patented and Insurance approved. BS8621 outlines the requirements for public buildings where safety is considered more important than physical security.

Key features of the product include:

  • Internal knob operation in keeping with fire regulations
  • 6 pin drill resistant cylinder
  • Maximum security differs
  • Hook Bolt for preventing doors from being spread apart
  • Exclusive coded key registration system
  • High security striker plate on door frame
  • Saw resistant steel bolt
  • Security Escutcheon plates for further strength
  • Can be operated with the same key as all other
  • Banham registered key locks, padlocks and collapsible gates
  • Internal knob operation in keeping with fire regulations
  • Successfully passed anti-snap tests undertaken by an independent test laboratory

 

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Banham M5008: Cylinder Mortice Deadlock with Internal Turn Knob

This security lock design is British Standard 8621, Patented and Insurance approved. BS8621 outlines the requirements for public buildings where safety is considered more important that physical security.

Key features of the product include:

  • Knob operation on inside to comply with fire regulations (should only be fitted to high security doors)
  • 6 pin drill resistant cylinder
  • Euro profile cylinder (can be offset and extended to suit door thickness)
  • Maximum security differs
  • Hook Bolt for preventing doors from being spread apart
  • Exclusive coded key registration system
  • High security striker plate on door frame
  • Saw resistant steel bolt
  • Internal knob operation on inside to comply with fire regulations (should only be fitted to high security doors)
  • Euro profile cylinder (can be offset and extended to suit door thickness)
  • High security striker plate on door frame

All our Banham locks are available in four finishes: Polished Brass, Satin Brass, Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome.

For more information, contact us today on 01903 242902

 

Door Lock Maintenance

Whilst door locks are generally relatively hassle-free when it comes to maintenance, it is crucial to clean and lubricate your locks annually. Cleaning door locks is particularly easy, simply necessitating a light detergent or a small amount of water; avoid using any petroleum-based cleaners, as they can spoil the lacquer finish of your lock.

Using non-petroleum products also applies to lubricating a door lock; we would instead recommend a product such as RS High Performance Dry Lubricant Spray on the bolt throw and in the keyhole of your locks.

 

How to change a door lock

Despite there being a large number of DIY guides online, changing a door lock is a difficult job and not an advisable endeavour for any non-professional. Even the smallest mistake can lead to damage being done to your lock or your door, rendering your home more susceptible to intrusion or burglary, and potentially invalidating your insurance policy.

Security 201 are proud to be an official dealer of Banham door locks to the West Sussex area; by having your property fitted with a Banham lock, we can say with certainty that our locksmiths are the only people who can replace your door locks to the same standard as the locks themselves. We also guarantee lower prices and a better quality of service than any other locksmith in the area when it comes to changing Banham locks.

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