Let me thank all the operatives who work very hard to instal the new doors for all THH tenants and those opting to have them installed.
Whilst I now have first-hand experience of the new door, I must make recommendations to all who also have had them installed or plan to have them installed.
The doors comply with the latest national Firesafety regulations. Please see a data-sheet enclosed.
The doors have a more secure lock and key, the latter looks distinctly different from the previous standard type Yale key.
I would like to recommend that you lock your door with your key each time you leave your dwelling, even for a short time. The door remains open unless it is locked either from the inside or the outside.
The automated closing with the latch will only bring across bolts, but they do not lock the door, even if it sounds like your door is shut, it is not.
If you share your dwelling with others and those remaining inside whilst you leave cannot immediately lock the door from the inside, you are strongly advised to lock the door from the outside every time you leave as – if the person/s remaining inside cannot secure the door when you leave, – the door remains open.
It is similar to a car. You would never leave your car door open. I suppose it would invalidate a home burglary insurance if you failed to lock your door, even for a short while and then somebody enters your dwelling without your permission.