5 Reasons To Fit An APECS LX5

5 Reasons To Fit An APECS LX5

5 Reasons To Fit An APECS LX5 5-Lever Mortice Deadlock


It’s been a crazy, topsy-turvy 2020 so far with the whole world turned on its head by events happening around the globe, but some things never change and the importance of home security is one of them. When it comes to timber doors, the chances are you will be looking for a mortice lock and you want one that is both BSI certified and built to last.


In this article, we will be taking a look at 5 Reasons to Fit the APECS LX5 5-Lever Mortice Deadlock.


1. It’s BS3261 Certified


We’re starting off with the big one, our MVP – the APECS LX5 is a BS3621 certified 5-lever mortice deadlock. This certification means that the lock is insurance approved and offers a high level of protection for homeowners.


The BS3621 certification is controlled by the British Standards Institution (BSI) who were founded almost 120 years ago, in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee. BSI set out to ensure that services and products meet the expectations of quality, safety and reliability.


Not only does the testing for BS3621 require mortice locks to meet the highest level of security, many home insurance companies will require a BS3621 certified lock on your external downstairs doors as a minimum to offer home insurance. This is one the main reasons why the APECS LX5 is one of the best 5-Lever Mortice Deadlocks available in the UK.


2. It’s Built To Last


Here at APECS, quality and durability is at the forefront of what we do. We build our products to the highest possible specifications and more importantly, we build them to last. We’re so confident in the build quality of the APECS LX5 that we offer all of our customers a 10-Year product warranty for it.


To register for the warranty, all the customer needs to do is head over to our Warranty page and fill in their contact details and date of installation. It’s that simple!


3. High Security Features


The APECS LX5 mortice deadlock features a number of high security features which make it stand out from the chasing pack. The LX5 lock features a solid brass 20mm deadbolt which is reinforced with hardened steel pins for extra protection. In addition to this, the LX5 comes with hardened steel plates on either side of the body to withstand severe drill attacks, making it one of the most secure locks available on the market today.


Our unique springless lever mechanism delivers lost action motion which helps to secure the LX5 from picking.


With anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-saw features, it’s easy to see why the APECS LX5 comes so highly rated.


4. Easy Upgrade


If you’re a locksmith looking to swap out an existing industry standard 5-lever mortice lock for an insurance approved one, then our LX5 lock is the perfect choice for you. The LX5 fits into the same footprint as industry standard locks, making it a quick and easy retrofit upgrade with no need for extra carpentry.



5. It Comes Locksmith Recommended


Locksmiths around the UK are loving the APECS LX5 and we caught up with Andy, The Lockfather to give his thoughts on the lock.


"Since starting locksmithing over 10 years ago, our aim was to offer a great service at an affordable price using the latest locking products.


When we heard APECS introduced their own range to the LX5 lock as a direct replacement for the Union (Chubb) 3G110 we were excited to see how it faired up to the original.  The first shipment arrived as promised within 24hrs and on first glance the 2 locks were identical in size and shape.  The added bonus of the LX5 compared to the 3G110 is that LX5 is insurance approved.  After all these years of not being able to offer our customers a direct replacement that covers the insurance criteria, APECS has now ticked that box!!


The LX5 has a smooth operational feel with 3 solid keys made of brass.  No additional cutting of the door is required when replacing it from a 3G110, and usually the keep goes straight in place of the old one.  The key way is exactly the same too."


Andy, The Lockfather



The APECS LX5 5-Lever Mortice Deadlock is available to purchase through Duffells, SKS or directly through ourselves. For more information, or to make a purchase, contact Natasha at natasha@apecs.co.uk or call the office on 02073499888.

27 August, 2020

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