To comply with modern fire regulations, it is required that exit doors to multiple occupancy homes have keyless egress. This means that doors can be opened without a key. Quite simply, any door that can be deadlocked and the key removed will have to be upgraded to one with a thumb turn cylinder.
A locksmith Chesterfield can advise on your fire regulations and organise this work for you. It is a relatively simple matter to replace existing cylinders with the thumb-turn variety. Existing mortise locks can also be replaced with cylinder type locking cases, although this will also require a change of door furniture to accommodate the new cylinder. Most locksmiths will be happy to provide you with a free estimate of likely costs.
In any event, the peace of mind that comes from properly maintained exit doors is priceless. The convenience of being able to open the door to visitors or deliveries without scrabbling around for a key is great too. Why not investigate whether your doors and security are up to scratch today, with a quick call to your local locksmith?Comments Off