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Aside from our general locksmithing we offer a full range of specialist residential and commercial locksmith services. These include alarms, gates, grills, CCTV and surveillance systems. Call your local locksmiths for a free quotation.
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Changing and Replacing Door Locks
Common Reasons For This
A locksmith can help replace your homes locks, the most common reasons a new locks will need to be fitted range from the following:
- Moved into a new home/flat/apartment or changed business address and need to retain key authority.
- Locks require upgrading for insurance reasons (for example your insurance may stipulate that locks have to be British Standard 3621) or for peace of mind.
- Lost key or someone has a key that should not.
- Lock is beginning to be unreliable and can be difficult to operate. (Usually either worn or faulty.)
What Type of Door Lock Do You Want To Replace or Change?
Night-Latch (Yale type)
For this type of door lock, even though there are many different types of nightlatch, and different back sets / dimensions, the same principal in most cases applies.
- Pull or ‘slam’ door shut (door is latch locked) and requires a key to open from outside
- On the inside the latch part of the lock is retracted usually by operating a small lever or handle.
- Used on front/back and other entrance doors
Mortice Style Lock
This type of lock is normally fitted into the door and is usually operated by a longer brass or silver flag type key with teeth on the end in a symmetrical pattern.
- Ranges in security usually ranging between 2 lever and 5 lever British Standard.
- This standard is preferred by insurance companies as it means the lock has been tested against popular types of attack for a certain period of time. Which should ensure your property or business is secure if attacked.
Mortice Sash Lock
If you have handles on your mortice style lock this lock type is referred to as a sash lock, the handles operate the latch on the lock which keeps the door shut when pushed or pulled closed)
A deadlock does not have a handle and is always operated by a key, opened from one of both sides by key.
Euro Lock Cylinder
This type of lock is extremely popular and found on many different types of door locks and security applications.
Common door types a euro lock cylinder is found on:
- Aluminium shop front doors
- Timber multipoint door locks
- Apartment doors
- Key switches that operate roller shutters on business premises
- and much more.
Euro locks come in an array of sizes and security levels and different finishes to suit application and hardware fitted or required.
- The sometimes have a thumbturn on the inside so exiting the property in a emergency is easy and can be done without a key.
- These locks can also be keyed alike to suit (1 key works all locks if required.)
Due to the increase on Lock Snapping we would recommend a high security cylinder