If you want to reduce your home insurance premiums and improve safety, get the right locks fitted.
Home insurance companies approve certain types of locks for your house.
These are the most secure types and conform to British Standards (BS3621).
When you’re looking for a home insurance policy, you’ll be asked what type of locks you have on your exterior doors and windows.
If you wrongly guess which locks are installed and then get burgled, your insurer could refuse to pay your claim.
So it’s really important to get them right - and we'll help you work out which ones you have.
Better locks means cheaper home insurance
But home insurance is calculated using a range of information and replacing locks is expensive, so never assume it's the most cost-effective thing to do