Window Locks, Keysafes and so much more!
The longest established independent family locksmiths in Northampton.
At Northampton Locksmiths we stock a range of window locks for wood, aluminium, steel, and UPVC windows from leading brand names in the industry such as Chubb, Yale, Era and Ingersoll.
Many of the factory fitted casement stay and fasteners on windows are designed to just keep the window closed, and these alone do not provide sufficient security to meet modern insurance requirements for many policy holders
Insurance requirements for windows
The general advice given by both insurance companies and crime prevention officers is that all ground floor or first floor windows and patio doors that are that are accessible are fitted with key operated window or patio door locks. If you are in any doubt about the security of your windows or patio doors please do not hesitate to call us on 01604 713271 for help and advice.
Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding patio doors should be fitted with two additional key operated patio door locks as well as the standard centre lock. Patio door locks can be installed to all types of patio doors including wood and aluminium to help prevent both the forcing and lifting of the patio doors off of its track.
French doors should be fitted with key operated security bolts to the top and bottom of both doors as well as the central sashlock which should be 5 lever British Standard lock to the new British Standard BS3621 2004. The key operated bolts are either cut into the top and bottom of the door, and all that is visible is the keyhole on the inside face of the door, or surface fitted bolts such as Era pressbolt or Yale 8K116. Standard non locking slide bolts should not be fitted to french doors as they are not strong enough and the doors can be opened by just releasing the bolts and pushing the doors.
Keysafes allow you to choose who may access your property with keys in an emergency (or if you find it difficult to answer the door) without the need to issue multiple key sets to regular visitors. Your keys reside in a vault, accessed via code by authorised personnel.
- Convenient storage of household keys
- Allows authorised persons to access a property
- Commonly used and/or recommended by Social Services, healthcare companies and charitable organizations
- Ideal for use by carers, cleaners, workmen, dependents
- Can also be used for storing single car keys inside the home
- Simple to use push button and dial design
At Northampton Locksmiths we keep a selection of keysafes in stock. We can also offer a fitting service.
We stock a range of camlocks. These are used on lockers, cupboards, filing cabinets, post boxes and cash tins.
The bodies of these come in various lengths as do the cams. The can be either nut fixed, spring clip or horse shoe clip fixing onto the item. They are available to order keyed alike and master keyed.
Screw In Cylinders
These are a pair of round cylinders normally key both sides but can be a key outside with a thumbturn on the inside.
These are mostly used on industrial / commercial aluminium doors. They do have a tendency to stick on the cams of the lock body and need freeing and lubricating.
Digital Door Locks
Digital door locks are a push button code lock and they are mainly used for internal doors or as daytime access for staff.
Some have a hold back facility which allows the lock to be snibbed open for deliveries etc.
These are not to be used as your main external security lock as they do not comply with insurance requirements.
Garage Door Locks
We stock locks for up and over garage doors. The standard ‘T’ shaped handle with a key hole in the middle has different type’s i.e. a straight bar on the back or a bar with a twist. We have the single euro cylinders that are also used on garage doors. We also stock the ZA style lock which is used on lockers as well as garage doors.
We also stock door bolts (locking and non-locking), door chains, hasps and staples, padbolts and lengths of chain.