If you have just moved into a new home, the first thing to do is change your door locks.
You may also want to upgrade your locks to comply with insurance standards or need to replace faulty locks due to damage.
Our technician are well trained and know everything about all type of locks. They can help you to make the best and safest choice for your home and wallet! We work 24/7 for our customer and provide for you the best service for cheap prices!
We recommend key lock replacement if you have just moved into a new home, if you have recently been burgled or if you are concerned about your home’s security. We’d also recommend having the locks changed if you suspect your lock isn’t British Standard, as insurers often won’t pay out for a break-in if your door lock does not meet their requirements. Other circumstances in which it is recommended to change your locks include if your keys are stolen or lost, or a housemate moves out. Door locks are the main barrier to burglaries and intruders, so keeping them in optimum condition and limiting the number of people who have access to your property is crucial.
Types of locks we can change include mortise locks, cam locks, UPVC cylinders, night latches and window locks. We will always offer the best advice for your property, budget and required level of security so that you get value for money as well as peace of mind. If you need a lock change or a lock replacement call us right now!
We can change for you all type of locks:
uPVC door locks – on front and back doors
Garage door locks
Euro lock cylinders – anti snap – on front and back doors
Mortice Locks – deadlock / sashlock
Yale Locks (Night Latches) – on front and back doors
Rim cylinders for Night Latches easily replaced
Patio door locks
British Standard Locks
Keyless Entry Locks
We provide a professional installation, door opening, lock repair, fitting and replacement service for all types of doors and windows, including garages, domestic roller-shutters and fire escapes.
If you’re looking to improve home security, which could help you save money on home insurance, it’s important to get the right door lock type fitted. Your door is the first line of defence against criminals. A secure door lock is crucial to keeping burglars out of your property, and your belongings safe within. But with so many different types of door locks to choose from, figuring out which is the best for your home can be difficult.
Mortice Lock: This is one of the most common types of lock, and it’s usually installed on wooden front doors. Mortice locks are embedded into the door itself and can only be opened with the key. They are commonly found on back doors and are often fitted to front doors in addition to a cylinder rim lock (Yale lock). Many insurance companies require this as a minimum standard.
Mortice locks can often be described as a deadlock or sash lock. A deadlock is a mortice lock which has just a key hole and a bolt. A sash lock has a bolt and a latch and a pair of handles. Mortice locks require a key to be turned to activate the deadlock. The major advantage of a mortice lock is that burglars can not smash an adjacent window, reach inside and unlock the door. The deadlocks on a mortice lock also mean that if a burglar breaks in through a window they can not escape through the door, providing you have not left the key in the lock on the inside.
Multi-point locking system: A multi-point locking system is considered more secure than a mortice lock. This system has a minimum of three locking points – and often four or five – which all lock simultaneously when you turn the key, but it can’t be installed on every door. These are the types of lock where you need to lift the handle up to lock properly, and some people can find the extra steps confusing, but they are considered more secure.
Night Latches: A nightlatch is much less secure on its own than a mortice lock, but if you install one as an additional security measure, it can cut your home insurance by a decent amount. Double-locking nightlatches are the most secure variety, as they have a keyhole on the handle inside the door so that the latch can be deadlocked from inside.
Cylinder Rim Locks or Yale Locks: Most front door locks and internal door locks are cylinder locks, commonly known as ‘Yale’ locks, after one of the leading brands. If your front door locks automatically when you shut it and you need a key to open the door from the outside, but it opens without a key from the inside, then you have a cylinder rim lock (Yale lock).
Restricted cylinders provide physical protection against unauthorized key duplication, thus ensuring extra security to your property. We recommended the fitting of mortice locks to supplement cylinder rim locks, particularly on front doors.
There are two main types of locking/unlocking functions for both mortice locks and rim locks, known as lever locks and cylinder locks.
What is a pin cylinder lock: A cylinder lock is a mechanism made up of a keyhole and a mechanism contained within a cylinder. The main advantage to a cylinder lock is that the keyed cylinder can be changed to rekey a lock without altering the boltwork hardware.
What is a lever lock: Lever locks are commonly available in three- and five-lever varieties.If a lock has more levers, it will also have a larger number of potential key shapes, making it a safer and more secure choice. Lever locks generally use a bitted key, and require key operation from both outside and inside.
For many home and business owners, security is the primary concern when it comes to choosing a door lock. So which of these door lock types is most secure?
Ideally, every front door would have a deadlock. There’s a reason insurers favour deadlocks so much: they are the most difficult locks for burglars to breach.
Call us right now and one of our professional locksmiths will help you to choose the best lock for your property!
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