As one of the leading lock brands, Yale has recently raised the bar when it comes to the products it has to offer, with several of its products recently being granted Secured by Design status.
Secured by Design is a police security initiative that aims to promote the highest of standards in security when it comes to the design of security products – locks being a prominent feature of this.
Testing all approved products against industry standards as well as their own high standard, this initiative is to help support brands and the development of their products as well as provide an increase in security levels to homeowners and businesses across the UK.
Some of the Yale approved products include their range of multi-point door locks, friction stays, window locks, door and window cylinders and more.
Everyone wants the best security for their properties and upgrading and maintaining locks is key. Finding a trusted locksmith who can also fit locks correctly is also essential.
Having a great lock and a mediocre locksmith isn’t a great combination!
When looking for the right locksmith, make sure to search in your local area and be specific with what you’re looking for. For example, are you looking for an emergency locksmith after leaving your keys locked in the house? Or maybe you would like a new lock fitted or a broken lock repaired? Perhaps you need an auto locksmith or a team who specialise in UPVC window and door locks?
Whatever the situation, be specific with your search, ask questions (check out our blog posts on “Questions to ask a Locksmith”) and above all ask for an estimate for the work.
Raising the bar
Secured by Design is proving its importance and stature in the industry through construction companies and social housing landlords as well as the general public, with more and more people showing their dedication to making properties safer and more secure.
As its popularity has increased over the years, SBD has helped to raise the standards when it comes to products being manufactured for properties. Tested to the highest level, products like doors and windows now have to be certified by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) certification body before even being considered for SBD’s police preferred specification.
Due to the continued work of manufacturers and SBD, taking into consideration security at the highest of levels, there has been an 87% reduction in crime on new developments with this figure standing at 61% on major refurbishment projects, and since 1989, SBD report an overall reduction in property crime by 60%.
How we can help
Protecting and securing your property to the highest standard is what the team at Tyne Tees Locks do best. We work with you and your requirements to provide you with complete peace of mind that anything to do with locks, is in safe hands with us.
We can help you with:
- Upgrading old locks to new
- Repairing broken and faulty locks
- UPVC window and door lock work
- Emergency call out service
- Auto locksmith services
- And more
We also work with the top three leading brands in the industry, Yale, Union, and ERA, offering you advice and guidance on the most suitable ones to meet your requirements.
Give our team a call today on 0191 438 6595 to see how we can help make your property SBD secure!