What makes a good lock?

When it comes to your property, you want to make sure that it is secure. As the best locksmiths Northampton could ask for, we understand this and always give you the best service possible.

Do you understand how locks work? It might be something you want to look into. Locks may look nice and the thought of having ones seems like enough security, but it is quality that matters. Many people go for the more expensive options or they may see numbers and technical terms and believe this makes it a good choice. You may not end up with the right mechanism though.

With a professional company such as ours, we have comprehensive knowledge in the area. Along with our specialist equipment and training, we can provide reliable security for your building. At the same time, we always remain cost effective. Below are a few of the ways you can know that when it comes to locks, we only provide the best quality.


With us, any cylinder locks we provide have at least 6 pins. This helps to ensure that only the right key opens your lock, as the pins react to the right key size and shape. The more pins a lock has the harder it is to pick or fool into opening without the correct key.

British Standards

The most common type of lock found is a mortice, which basically means that it is in the door rather than attached to the surface. Your insurance company will most likely ask that this lock meets requirements BS-3621. Don’t worry though; most people are completely unaware of what this is.

What this can actually be is the difference between your insurance covering you after a break in, and leaving you to deal with it yourself. This British Standard makes sure your locks aren’t vulnerable to thieves. Even if your insurance does not ask for this, it is a good measurement that your locks are good quality. There are some insurance companies that will give you a discount if you have locks like this.

To check if your locks meet BS-3621, you can check it for the kitemark symbol, or you can always come to us for advice. As professionals, we can help you pick the best lock and give advice with our free security checks.

Additional security

If you worry about your home, you can always look at extra security measures. This can include something simple like a deadbolt, or a full CCTV system. The option you choose can do something as simple as making you feel better or even deter potential burglars.

No one wants to think that their home could be easily accessed by thieves. Contact TMN Locksmiths today and we would love to use our range of services to help you get the peace of mind that you’re looking for. As the locksmiths Northampton relies on, and our 24/7 service, we aim to help as many people as possible.