Launch of Pilot High Security Locks Scheme 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021
dlr County
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Today, an Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Lettie Mc Carthy, launched the Council’s pilot 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 pilot scheme is funded under the 2021 Local Property Tax, County Councillors Initiatives and will cover the cost for the replacement of lock barrels only on up to 2 locks per home – front door and back 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. Lettie Mc Carthy, on launching the scheme, welcomed the initiative and said:

I am delighted to launch this pilot High Security Lock Scheme for the older citizens of the County. In a recent survey of older people in the County, 93% of respondents stated that they felt safe in their own home.  This scheme will offer homeowners in the County, 65 years or older, the opportunity to have the cylinder of the lock on their front and back doors replaced with an anti-snap lock, so giving them added peace of mind.

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 20th August 2021 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 23rd July 2021
• Scheme to close: Friday 20th August 2021 at 5p.m.
• Assessment period: September 2021
• Successful applicants informed and contact details provided to Locksafe Locksmiths: End of September / Beginning of October 2021
• Locksafe Locksmiths will contact successful applicants directly to confirm suitability for existing locks replacement: End of September / Beginning of October 2021
• Installation to commence: October 2021
• Installation to be completed: End of October 2021 (depending on Government guidelines)

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