Tackle Opportunist Burglaries - Fast

The Kenrick Excalibur Fast Lock.

The pandemic may have left most of us staying in more than ever before but the lockdown has not deterred burglars from targeting properties – whether we’re at home or not.

Now, with the summer months approaching and warmer weather meaning we can spend more time in the garden, Kenrick is urging fabricators and installers to choose high security hardware products and help protect homeowners from opportunist burglaries.


 “Opportunist burglary is becoming increasingly common with official figures showing that 64 per cent of burglaries happen while residents are at home.”

– Steve Williams 

Sales & marketing director, Kenrick


Secure locking

“It is however easy and cost-effective for homeowners to protect themselves from these types of crime with the proper security products,” adds Kenrick's Williams.

Designed to combat against opportunist burglary and home invasion burglary, Kenrick’s Excalibur Fast Lock is a high security door lock that provides fast, secure locking on the front door – the route into the house for more than 75% of burglaries.

The Excalibur Fast Lock operates in the same way as a standard lever/lever lock. Its main difference is when closing the door - the user simply lifts the lever as they enter through the door and it is then securely locked from both sides without having to use a key. To unlock the door, the user turns the key and pushes the handle down.

Unlike fixed pad locks, the user has to physically throw the lever to engage the hooks and lock the door, which means they can’t be locked out accidentally. This design feature also overcomes the risk of an adult being locked out by a small child shutting the door from the inside or by a gust of wind blowing the door closed.



Built to the same exacting standards as the acclaimed Excalibur door lock, The Excalibur Fast Lock uses three sintered steel hooks and two steel anti lift bolts to deliver its strength and security. Three roller cams provide =/- 1mm adjustable compression, with one roller placed directly below the gearbox to aid with compression in the centre of the door. The gearbox is sprung on both spindles, which means that there is no need for costly sprung handle sets.


Thumb turn

The door lock will also work with a thumb turn cylinder as an option which eliminates the need to use the key on the inside to open the door.



The Excalibur Fast Lock is available on all variants of 35mm backset locks in a choice of lever/lever, twin spindle and split spindle. It is compatible with PVC-U, timber and composite doors. It meets the requirements of PAS 24, 2012 and Secured by Design. It has been function tested to 30,000 full cycles (open/close, lock/unlock) and also exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1670: 2007 Grade 4 (severe) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance.

Picture: The Kenrick Excalibur Fast Lock.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
02nd July 2021


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