Minimum Security

Minimum Security: All Buildings

The following constitutes the minimum standard for fastenings and protections:

  1. On Timber Final Exit Doors (excluding sliding doors):
    (a) If single lease, a mortice deadlock conforming to British Standard 3621 with matching boxed steel striking plate.
    (b) If double leaf
    i. On the first closing leaf flush or barrel bolts, the latter at least 200mm (8") long, or key operated locks or bolts, fitted top and bottom in every case.
    ii. On the second closing leaf a mortice deadlock confirming to British Standard 3621 with matching boxed steel striking plate, or a substantial padlocking bar and good quality close shackle padlock.
    c. If single or double leaf and also outward opening, hinge bolts fitted top and bottom.

  2. On all other external timber doors, and on internal timber doors giving access to any part of the premises not occupied solely by you or to any adjoining premises excluding slide and fire exit doors):
    (a) If single leaf, a mortice deadlock conforming to British Standard 3621 with matching boxed steel striking plate or key-operated mortice rack bolts fitted top and bottom.
    (b) If double leaf
    i. On the first closing leaf flush or barrel bolts, the latter at least 200mm (8") long, or key operated locks or bolts, fitted top and bottom in every case.
    ii. On the second closing leaf a mortice deadlock conforming to British Standard 3621 with matching boxed steel striking plate, or a substantial padlocking bar and good quality close shackle padlock.
    (c) If single or double leaf and also outward opening, hinge bolts fitted top and bottom.

  3. On external aluminium or UPVC doors (excluding sliding and fire exit doors); cylinder operated mortice deadlock and, if double leaf, flush bolts on first closing leaf.

  4. On steel final exit doors and all sliding final exit doors: substantial padlocking bar and good quality close shackle padlock.

  5. On all other steel doors and all other sliding doors (excluding patio doors): substantial padlocking bar and good quality close shackle padlock fitted externally, or substantial padlocking bar and good quality open shackle padlock fitted internally.

  6. On sliding patio doors: a manufacturer's patent key-operated locking system which engages bolt work into the doorframe either at the top and bottom of the opening section of each door, or into the side frame in at least three points (in the latter case all hook or shoot bolts must be mushroom headed).

    Or

    Two key operated patio door locks fitted internally, one at the top and one at the bottom of each opening section.

  7. ON all fire exit doors: panic bars and hinge bolts fitted top and bottom.

  8. On opening basement and ground floor windows and fanlights and on other opening windows, fanlights and skylights which are accessible from roofs, balconies, canopies, fire escapes or down pipes: key-operated windows locks with the keys removed when in operation.

    Or

    Solid steel bars not less than 16mm (5/8") diameter and not more that 125mm (5") apart, securely fixed to the brickwork or masonry surrounding the window.

    Any alternative fastenings or protections must be agreed by us.

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