At Alexandra Locksmiths we are often asked “What locks should I have on my wooden front door?”

On a wooden front door you would normally have a rim lock/Nightlatch, often referred to as a Yale lock. This lock is normally fitted around shoulder height on the door for convenience of opening the door it latches shut when you close the door.

You should also have a 5 lever British Standard BS3621 mortice deadlock, often referred of as a Chubb lock, ideally fitted on the lower third of the door. You need a 5 lever British Standard BS3621 deadlock for your own safety and to comply with your contents insurance policy.

For more information on what locks you should have on your wooden front door call Alexandra Locksmiths Ltd on 020 8883 1555 or 020 8364 2000 and speak directly to a locksmith or email some pictures of your existing locks on your door to Alexandra Locksmiths Ltd at

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