How secure is a Nightlatch?

How secure is a Nightlatch?

Is a NightLatch Secure? Secure – A nightlatch is only truly secure if it is BS3621 Approved OR is fitted alongside a 5 lever Mortice Deadlock that conforms to BS3621. Not Secure – A nightlatch is NOT secure if you are using a standard Nightlatch (NON-BS3621) as the ONLY lock on your front door.

What is a Nightlatch lock?

A nightlatch is operated by a key from the outside or a handle on the inside and immediately locks the door, to prevent the door being left unlocked. Nightlatches also have an internal button to deadlock the door, this type of lock is often referred to as a Yale Lock.

What type of lock is a BS3621?

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BS3621 is a lock standard by British Standards Institute (BSI) for thief-resistant locks, BS-3621 locks are found on some front and back doors in the home and it’s a good way to check that your security is up to standard. This is why some insurance companies require door locks are fitted to BS 3621 British Standard.

What is a double locking Nightlatch?

The Double Locking Nightlatch is a face fitted, non handed design enabling both left and right handed operation; and the striker is designed with a 3 hole fixing for additional strength and security.

What is a non deadlocking Nightlatch?

The ERA 1430 & 1450 Non-Deadlocking Nightlatches are replacement front door locks which have the option of having either a deadlocking or non-deadlocking facili More Info.

Why is it called a Nightlatch?

Night latches are usually rim locks and are available as deadlocking (automatically locks once shut) and non-deadlocking versions. Historically, such locks were intended for use at night-time, hence the name.

What is a non-deadlocking Nightlatch?

Is a Yale lock BS3621?

Product Overview. The Yale British Standard PBS BS3621 Nightlatch Polished Chrome is one of the few insurance-rated nightlatches on the market. In addition to automatically deadlocking when the door is in the closed, the inside handle can be locked by a turn of the key.

Should you lock your front door at night?

It’s highly recommended that you lock your house at night because it deters opportunistic burglars and potential attackers. It also keeps your vulnerable loved ones inside, especially sleepwalkers and small children.

Can you open a Yale lock with a credit card?

However, the main reason it won’t work on a main door lock is that the credit card is neither flexible or long enough. When a locksmith try’s to ‘slip’ open a Yale type lock they use special card called ‘mica card’ which is around double the length of a credit card and so flexible it can fold totally back on itself.

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