Night latches, also called “Yale locks” or “Rim locks” come in various sizes and designs. Do you know which one to choose to get a cheaper insurance?
ERA High Security Nightlatch
A night latch is a surface-mounted lock which is not morticed into your door. To be insurance-approved, a night latch needs to comply with the BS3621 standard. ERA High Security Nightlatch, for example, is BS3621 certified and Police approved. It automatically deadlocks when your door is shut and fits solid, glass panelled, timber or composite doors. Thanks to a locking internal handle and a six pin cylinder with an armoured pull, ERA High Security Nightlatch provides additional safety measures and prevents a drill attack.
Yale High Security Nightlatch
Another popular option is a Yale High Security Nightlatch (BS3621 certified and Police approved), similarly to the ERA product boasting anti-card slip protection which prevents your lock from being vulnerable to this technique. Yale High Security Nightlatch is ideal for use on wooden front doors where the highest level of security is required.
Modern night latches
Either way, search for a British Standard night latch with the Kitemark on it. Locks with a Kitemark are commonly accepted by insurance companies.
If you’re interested in what nightlatch to get for your property or want to have other insurance approved-locks installed, then look for a professional locksmith near you. For example, if you want to replace door locks in Beckenham or Bromley, simply type in “BR1 locksmith”, “SE19 locksmith” or “South East London locksmith” in your browser to find a certified Beckenham and Bromley locksmith.