Which Lock Should You Invest In To Protect Your Home?

When it comes protecting your home we should never compromise. A home is not just somewhere that you sleep in but it is in fact your livelihood. A home is where pretty much everything that is important to a person is kept, whether it is family, possessions or even memories. So we should take pride in protecting our home at any cost. But to do so you have to rely on the services of others, especially a locksmith. But when it comes to choosing the right lock for your home what do you choose? Well here’s some help:

Mortice Lock

A mortice lock refers to the lock being fitted in a hole in the door. Due to the nature of mortice locks they are commonly found in wooden doors. They are otherwise referred to in the UK as Chubb locks due to it being the popular brand.

A mortice lock can come in two different types, deadlock and sashlock. A deadlock just relies on a key to open as opposed to a sashlock, which incorporates a handle, and latch mechanism in order to open.

When it comes to a mortice lock not only are there different mechanisms in order to open the lock however there are also different types of mortice lock, lever mortice locks and cylinder mortice locks.

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Lever Mortice Locks

Lever mortice locks are the most common type of lock. The lock involves the use of a key in order to lift levers to the right height, which will in turn lock or unlock the door. When it comes to lever locks there is a notion that the more levers there are comprised in the lock the more secure the lock is, however there are also external factors to consider like the material and width of the door itself.lever-lock-diagram

Cylinder Mortice Lock

Cylinder locks are different to lever mortice locks entirely. Instead of using the process of shifting levers to lock or unlock the door the cylinder shape is used in order to throw the bolt. With a cylinder lock the door can be locked or unlocked from both sides or alternatively with a thumb turn from the other side.

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So if you are going to install a lock for a cabinet why not go for the best (from Fast Keys!) and actually know what is protecting your home from any unwanted visitors.