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Having difficulty choosing the best door lock?
The choice of locks available can be over whelming. If you are having difficulty choosing the best door lock for your purpose we would be happy to give you advice. There are literally thousands of varieties to choose from.
To help you identify the best door lock available we have outlined a few here.
A mortise lock is a lock that requires to be inserted into a hole or slot in a piece of wood (mortise). A mortise lock is the best door lock for external doors as it is a strong difficult lock to force open either by picking, drilling manipulation or hacksaw giving resistance to intruders. We recommended that 5 lever dead locks are used for external doors and the 3 lever dead lock is used on internal doors only. Insurance companies insist on mortise locks, conforming to British Standard 3621/80.
A Rim Lock is a locking system that attaches to the surface of the door, usually used in conjunction with a dead lock. Ideal for front doors as they once opened with a key they posses a latch that can be held open if the snib is pushed up and also locked shut if the snib is pushed down.
A cylinder lock is a lock which is externally a round piece of metal with the cylinder passing through the door. Usually used in conjunction with mortise locks, this is suitable for front or external doors. Cylinder locks have a common key system i.e. it allows a master key to unlock all the locks, other keys can be made which only open some of the locks. This is especially useful in commercial premises.
Here is just a small selection of locks available, for advise on finding the best door lock for your situation please do not hesitate to call us.