Launch of High Security Locks Scheme 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022
dlr County
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Today, an Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Mary Hanafin, launched the Council’s High Security Locks Scheme.

The scheme is aimed at homeowners aged 65 and over living in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and will offer these homeowners the opportunity to have the existing lock barrels / cylinders in external doors replaced with high security anti-snap locks.

This scheme will cover the cost for the replacement of lock barrels on up to 2 locks per home – front door, back door and/or side door - by LockSafe Locksmiths. The scheme will not cover the costs of repairing doors/locks which are already faulty and not all doors are suitable for replacement barrel locks.

An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Mary Hanafin, on launching the scheme, welcomed the initiative and said:

This High Security Lock Scheme is an important initiative for the older citizens of the County. The Pilot Scheme provided locks to nearly 200 homes last year.  A new, more secure lock, which will be provided free of charge, will give homeowners over 65 years of age security and peace of mind.”

Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Frank Curran, added:

The High Security Locks Scheme was a brilliant success last year and I am delighted to see the scheme return again this year,. The scheme will allow even more of our older citizens to upgrade the security in their home at no cost to themselves.”

The scheme is open to owner-occupiers of privately-owned homes who reside in the dlr County Council administrative area aged 65 years of age and over. The scheme is not open to people living in rented accommodation (private, social or voluntary).

Applications for the scheme and all information can be made online here.

Hard-copies of application forms are also available by contacting the Community Section of dlr County Council at (01) 205 4893 or email

The closing date for receipt of online, email or hard copy application forms is Friday 9th September 2022 at 5:00pm.

In the case of over-subscription, all applications will be assessed on vulnerability and geographical spread.

Approximate timeframe for the scheme:
• Scheme open for applications: Friday 1st July 2022
• Scheme to close: Friday 9th September 2022 at 5p.m.
• Assessment period: September 2022
• Successful applicants informed and contact details provided to Locksafe Locksmiths: End of September / Beginning of October 2022
• Locksafe Locksmiths will contact successful applicants directly to confirm suitability for existing locks replacement: October 2022
• Installation to commence: October 2022
• Installation to be completed: End of October 2022

How do I apply?
Please apply by completing the online form here and submitting the application form at the bottom of the page or by completing a hardcopy and sending it in the post to:
High Security Locks Scheme,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
Community Development Section,
County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 K6C9