by guest NHW blogger……
There have been recent incidents of broken locks in house doors. There was advice last year to fit BS3621 locks to outside doors.
To give me extra protection he bought a 5 lever dead lock it was this brand new dead lock that would not allow me to gain access. When removed it was broken into pieces, and he reckoned that it had been tampered with…great! These dead locks have a five year guarantee, the manager of Screw fix and said he has never come across anyone to bring one back. I hesitated whether or not to report it to the police, as I thought maybe the weather had something to do with it. .So to keep my son in law happy I did report it. A few days after my key broke, my next door neighbours had a locksmith in to replace their 5 lever dead lock as they could not use it. Coincidence or just wear and tear?”
Please report all “broken locks” to 101 (local police) as there could be some criminal apprentices trying out new techniques on our houses. .