Door Industry Journal - Summer 2021

Also online at: 16 THE door industry journal summer 2021 Industry News When it comes to keeping commercial premises secure, the door hardware chosen can make a huge difference. Here, Scott Copeland, Category Manager at IronmongeryDirect looks at the products and solutions available on the market that can help to keep buildings and occupants safe. According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) robbery and burglary accounted for a staggering 42% of all reported crimes by its members. As such, it is vital to speak to customers about these risks and make sure they are aware of the door hardware solutions available that can help to reduce them. BS3621 compliant locks Many will already be aware that locks on all entrance doors should comply with British Standard 3621, which states that locks must: • Have a minimum of five moveable levers • Provide a minimum of 20mm bolt throw into the door frame • Be capable of at least 1000 different key combinations • Feature anti-lockpicking measures • Include hard metal plates to protect the lock from drilling A lock that has been deigned to meet these standards and is tested for theft resistance will always have the British Standard Kitemark engraved on the faceplate of the lock. Compliant products include the ERA 5 Lever Sashlock that has a 20mm bolt throw with hardened steel plates designed to resist lockpicking, hacksawing and drilling. This high security lock offers 1,000 key variations for added security and is supplied with a 10-year guarantee. Your Guide to Door Security

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