Screw-in Rim Cylinder
The Screw-In Rim Cylinder lock is frequently utilised on Aluminium main access doorways, more commonly on shops. This sturdy lock provides the best form of security, which is why it is popularly fitted to exterior doors on commercial properties. The cylinder screws into a centre case which holds it in place with 2x grub screws.
The Oval Anti-Snap lock is the ideal choice of lock for Aluminium doors. It is an incredibly secure style of lock, but it is imperative that the lock is positioned no more than 3mm from the edge of the door – otherwise the security levels can be seriously weakened. Offering good value for money, the Oval Anti-Snap lock ensures that the lock is not vulnerable to the burglary method of lock snapping.
The Rim Cylinder lock, traditionally known as the ‘Yale’ lock, is most often used for front doors. The lock comes with a latch which has a snib function, and by using this, the door can be locked shut from the inside and cannot be opened by key from the outside. The door will also lock when shut without the aid of a key.
The Euro Cylinder lock can range in security and are now made with a snap resistant core. The lock works by rotating to move a bolt, tumblers and pins, when you insert the key into the lock the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate and open or lock the door. You can have a variety of pins, the most common lock being the 5 pin euro cylinder lock. The more pins you have in the lock, the harder it is to gain entry.
Mortice Dead Bolt
Mortice dead bolts are only operated by keys and have a single bolt that secures into the door and offers extra strength and security. They are strongly recommended and specified by many insurance companies due to the high level of security and safety they provide.
These locks are used when you require both a key and a handle to operate the lock. They provide a high level of security, as the lock would need to be operated by a key in order to both lock and unlock it. These are usually installed on front doors and have both a dead lock and a latch.
The Thumb Turn lock is most commonly used on front doors of houses and flats as they do not need a key in order to lock, and in case of emergency to enable a quick exit.