To protect your home, the cylinder in your door (that's the part you put your key in) needs to withstand 5 types of attack:
Most Kitemarked cylinders will protect against some of these attacks, but as criminals adopt new ways of attacking your cylinder, new ways to protect your door are required.
To effectively protect your door, the DHF advises that the lock cylinder and door handles on your entrance doors should meet the highest standard, and protect against all these latest forms of attack. So your lock cylinder should be uprated to the TS007 Kitemark standard.
Secured by Design (the Association of Chief Police Officer's crime prevention initiative) has worked with the DHF and the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) to develop the TS 007 standard.
To ensure the security on your door effectively protects your home, you need one of the following solutions:
A TS007 Kitemarked 3-Star cylinder
This is a new generation of cylinders with several layers of protection in-built. They have undergone rigorous testing before being approved to this latest standard. PLEASE NOTE: the cylinder must feature the TS007 Kitemark together with three stars.
A TS007 1-star Kitemarked cylinder combined with a TS007 2-star Kitemarked armoured handle or lock surround
MLA's (Master Locksmiths Association) Sold Secure Diamond Standard
Cylinders that meet the MLA's Sold Secure Diamond (SS312) standard will also achieve this level of protection and are Secured by Design (police) approved.
If you are unsure about what is fitted to your door, contact a member of the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) and ask them to check for you.
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