How to tell if your locks are approved.
We want to make sure you're properly covered. So it's important to find out if all the locks in your home are what we consider to be approved or not. If you say they are and they aren't, you might invalidate a future claim. On the other hand, if you say they aren't approved and they actually are, you could end up paying more than you need to. Either way, it's worth doing a quick check to make sure.
Below is a list of approved locks. You must ensure that all your locks meet these requirements to qualify. Don't worry if they don't, we have a large panel of insurers and can still help find you the right cover.
Your main external doors
- Key Operated Multi-point Locking System Found on most UPVC doors. Lifting the handle pushes bolts into the frame.
- Rim Automatic Deadlatch (Yale) Door automatically locks when closed. Unlocks with a key from the outside.
- 5-Lever Mortice Deadlock Has a single bolt. Should have "5 LEVERS" written on the metal plate. Must also have a Kitemark to prove it has been tested.
Your double or sliding doors
+ Bolts Any of the locks above or any with a key, as long as there are also bolts top and bottom.
Your french doors, outbuildings, garages, accessible windows and skylights
- Key Lock Any lock, as long as it has a removable key.