Common Lock Types

At Newbiggin Locksmith, we have years of practical experience in dealing with the repair and replacement of a wide range of parts on locks, doors and windows. This means your local locksmith Newbiggin Locksmith are the best people to have as your locksmith near me in Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and all of the surrounding areas. In my experience over the years, the most common locks are of three different types. These types of lock are what your local locksmith deal with more than any other and it’s not a coincidence. These locks are:

• Mortise Locks – Strong locks that are hard to break down. Can be opened by a key from both sides only. Mortice locks are usually opened by an L shaped key. Five lever mortice locks that are fitted to entrance and exit doors to your home must be 5 lever and British Standard and should have the British Standard kite mark on the face plate. If they do not display the British Standard kite mark then your home or business insurance could be invalid.

• Euro Cylinders – Usually found on Upvc and Composite doors. Can be either opened by a key on both sides or a key on the outside and then a thumb turn on the inside. These are the easiest and the cheapest lock to break. Newbiggin Locksmith your locksmith near me offers advice when replacing these locks, to make ensure only insurance approved locks are used. They should be anti snap, anti drill and anti pick locks when installing a new euro cylinder.

• Night latches – Night latches are commonly used on wooden front doors. They are also used in apartment buildings and flats to allow anyone to exit during an emergency. They come with a thumb tab on the inside and can be opened on the outside with a key. Normally Newbiggin Locksmith don’t need to use destructive methods on these locks to open them.

Newbiggin Locksmith only use insurance approved/British standard locks to secure your home or your business.

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