Locksmith & Security Systems Engineer Securing Your Future
There are many different types of locks on the market today. The question is "Which one do you need"?
Below is a list of the main types of locks you will find on doors to your property with the correct terminology.
Also, follow the links at the bottom of the page to other ideas for security.
Night Latch. Simplistic, it gives a latch securing the door at a single point. Mounted on the inside of the door, it is used in conjunction with a rim cylinder to operate the latch from the outside. It is used mainly on timber doors. This type of latch rises from the most basic up to high end security.
Mortice Deadlock. Available with 2, 3, 5 & 7 levers and with 2.5" & 3" cases. If considering fitting a deadlock, we recommend that a 5 lever BS3621:2004 should be fitted to timber external doors and main exit doors on a residential property in order to comply with your insurance regulations. These locks are particularly useful to bolster security of a timber door where only a "Yale" lock is being used.
Euro Mortice Case. These types of locks work in exactly the same instances as the Mortice locks. The difference is that they are operated with a Euro cylinder. Eespecially used in conjunction with Euro thumbturn cylinders in HMO ans letted bedroom accommodation. They come as a sashlock, deadlock and profiled night latches.
Multipoint Locks. This is the "de-facto" type of locking system you will find on a UPVC door. The system comprises of a central gearbox / casing, hooks and / or rollers above and below the centre normally towards either end. A well designed and strong locking system giving you probably the most secure defence against an attack. The system is operated with handles and is locked / unlocked with a euro cylinder.