The key to offering a great lock system

With burglary rates on the rise and an increase of media coverage in relation to home intrusions, homeowners are increasingly looking at the security of their home. The rise of smart technology, such as smart cameras, is a clear sign of this increased need to feel secure in their own home.

As a door installer, it is important to be offering customers the very best in door security. As a business it is essential you are promoting the key benefits that make the door and its lock secure, as these are significant features which will help you stand out in the competitive market.

The Yale Lockmaster is Britain’s best-selling multi-point door locking system. There are many reasons why this is the case, here are some of them:  

  • 10 Year Mechanical Guarantee
  • Awarded with the Police ‘Secured By Design’ accreditation
  • Built in Britain

It isn’t just door security that homeowners will focus on, window security is also essential to make a safe household. The Yale Shootbolt lock does just this. Fitted as standard to For all TruFrame uPVC Casement Windows, a comprehensive lifetime warranty against mechanical failure is included. In addition, Yale Shootbolt locks come with:

  • £1,000 guarantee towards home insurance excess in the (unlikely) event of lock failure
  • Tested to the highest standards and latest BSI security criteria
  • Awarded with the Police ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation

What makes the Yale Lockmaster so good?

A lot of design, development, and engineering time goes into creating a secure door lock – and this is where Yale exceeds. Here are some of the features that make the Yale Lockmaster so secure:

Pre-compression Roller

To ensure that the lock operates smoothly, pre-compression roller cams are used, which provide the added benefit of helping to weather proof the lock from the strains of the outside world.

Anti-lift Pins

The anti-lift pins act as the first line of defence by preventing anyone from attempting to move or lift the door.

Centre Latch and Hook

To create a secure lock, it is important for the locking system to be solid and rigid. That’s why the central latch, combined with an anti-separation hook, delivers the level of solidity and rigidness that a secure lock requires.

How does the Yale Shootbolt lock keep windows secure?

The Yale Shootbolt locking system is an innovatively-designed system to increase home security through the windows, helping to maintain the feeling of safety that a homeowner desires.

This lock is available in a number of different sizes, allowing it to fit all types of window to match the homeowner’s needs.

Here are a number of features that make the Yale Shootbolt lock so secure:

Additional keeps

Yale has designed the Shootbolt lock to allow for four keeps, rising above the standard of two, to ensure the lock provides all-round increased protection against home intrusion.

Combination locking

Positioned in a strategic manner, the cams and bolts are able to deliver an optimal level of security for windows.

Optimal weatherproofing

Protecting against the outside world, this lock provides optimal weatherproofing through the use of compression adjustable ‘mushroom’ cams.

Why is offering a good lock system important to an installer?

As homeowners are increasingly considering security when completing home improvements, it is crucial for installers to be promoting the security of the doors and windows that they offer. Not only does this act as a unique selling point amongst the competitors that don’t talk about security, but it also acts as another feature that persuades the homeowner to use you as their installers.

At TruFrame, the Yale Lockmaster is provided as standard on all of our entrance doors. Furthermore, it is backed by Yale’s 10-year guarantee which provides cover for mechanical failure. Likewise, the Yale Shootbolt lock is fitted to all of TruFrame’s uPVC Casement Windows.

What’s more, with the Yale Lockmaster being built in Britain, it provides a strong benefit in the uncertain times following the Brexit vote, where the public is increasingly choosing to support British manufacturing and products alike.

Find out more about TruFrame’s door security and window security or contact our team if you’re interested in supplying secure and reliable frames to your customers.

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