dlr High Security Locks Scheme 2024

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council –

High Security Locks Scheme 2024 for Home owners aged 65 years and over

The dlr High Security Locks Scheme 2024 is to support residents 65 years of age and over living in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) with replacing their existing lock barrels / cylinders in external doors with high security anti-snap locks, through an application process.

This scheme will cover the total cost for the replacement by LockSafe Locksmiths of lock barrels only, on up to maximum 2 locks per home – front door / back door / side door. 

The Scheme will not cover the costs of repairing doors/locks which are already faulty and locks that were already replaced during previous dlr High Security Locks Schemes.

Please note that not all external doors are suitable for replacement barrel locks. A suitable door with an existing lock barrel / cylinder must be a PVC door; a Sliding door or an Aluminium door, with a multi-point locks system.

It is essential that the external door(s) of clients receiving a lock(s) replacement is/are in good working order and opened and used regularly.  Repair work of a door(s) not already working properly is not covered under the locks replacement scheme. 

Applications will only be considered from owner occupiers of privately-owned homes who reside in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 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).

Applicants that were not successful under the 2021 or 2022 dlr High Security Locks Schemes are most welcome to apply again this year.

Online applications can be made at the bottom of this page and we also welcome hard-copies of application forms. Please contact the Community Section of dlr County Council at (01) 205 4893 if you would like to receive a hard copy of the Application Form and Privacy Statement.

Please read the Privacy Statement for the dlr High Security Locks Scheme 2024 HERE

This Privacy Statement has been created in order to demonstrate dlr County Council’s commitment to privacy and to assure you that in all your dealings with the Council, we will ensure the security of the data you provide to us and the scheme is managed by the dlr Age-Friendly Programme. 

The closing date for receipt of online, email and hard copy application forms is:

Friday 31st May 2024

In the case of over-subscription, applications will be prioritised based on vulnerability according to the information provided to us in your application form and on geographical spread. 


Approximate Time frame for the Scheme:

  • Scheme open for applications: 14th March 2024
  • Scheme to close: Friday 31st May 2024 
  • Assessment period: June 2024
  • Successful applicants informed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and contact details of successful applicants only provided to Locksafe Locksmiths who will replace the barrel locks: June - September 2024
  • Locksafe Locksmiths will contact successful applicants directly to confirm suitability and arrange appropriate time to replace and begin installation of barrel locks: June – September 2024
  • Installation to be completed: October 2024 (dependent on Government guidelines)


How do I apply and more information?

Please apply by completing the online application form below and pressing the submit button:


You can also request a hard copy by contacting the dlr County Council Community Section on 01 205 4893 or email community@dlrcoco.ie and returning it in the post to:

dlr High Security Locks Scheme 2024,
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,
Community Development Section,
County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 K6C9.

For further details, contact the Community Section of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on 01 205 4893 or email community@dlrcoco.ie.

For queries about the High Security Anti-Snap Lock Barrels / Cylinders, contact Locksafe Locksmiths, 93 Georges Street Upper, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, A96 V1K8 at (087) 222 7756; email: info@locksafe.ie; website: https://www.locksafe.ie/




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