Before the introduction of the euro cylinder and uPVC doors or multi-point locking mechanisms most if not all entrances would have had a mortice lock fitted. Mortice locks in addition to the rim-cylinder locks are among the most common door locking mechanisms in the UK. There are many different types of mortice lock, but at the end of the day there are two kinds, a sash lock or a deadlock. The difference is that the sash lock has a handle built into the lock, and the deadbolt doesn’t.
Our 24 X 7 Locksmith services include
- 24 Hours
- Genuine local locksmith
- DBS checked
- Fully Insured
- Certified and accredited
- Member of GCLS
- British Standard BS3621 Locks
- Upvc doors and windows
- Smart locks
- Cylinder locks
- Mortice locks
- High-security locks
- Multi point locking systems
- Locked Out
- New Lock Installations
- Keys broken in lock
- Non destructive method
- Lost or Stolen Keys
- Gate & Garage Locks
- Keys left Inside
Current Mortice Locks
Currently, most Mortice Sash Locks are universal. This means that a left-hand opening door and a right-hand opening door can be fitted with the same Mortice Lock with just simple alternations. Instructions will be included in the Mortice Lock on how to switch the latch to left hand/right-hand opening.
All Mortice locks are equipped with levers, the number of levers inside a mortice lock denotes its security strength/level. British Standard BSI 3621 Mortice Locks are all five-lever but have the addition of a curtain (lock pick resistant).
Mortice Locks are used in front doors and other exterior entrances. On an external door, you need a higher security mortice conforming to BSI 3621. You can install Mortice Locks internally, these often are of a lower specification and are mainly used for privacy rather than security.
Mortice Locks Issues
After several years wear and tear on the Lock, it’s self can make it become defective and no longer open or lock. This means that old sash and deadbolt mortice locks are not insurance approved anymore as the BSI standard has been improved.
If someone were trying to break into your property with these non-BSI approved locks the insurance company would not be responsible for any stolen goods.
Lock Brands We Service
Hi again, everyone! Today I want to talk to you about the changing temperature (YAY, summer's here) and how that can, and invariably does, impact your uPVC & multipoint locking systems on doors & windows. So, as the temperature outside changes, metals,
Areas we cover
- Emergency Locksmith in Barcombe
- Emergency Locksmith in Bramber
- Emergency Locksmith in Beddingham
- Emergency Locksmith in Botolphs
- Emergency Locksmith in Clayton
- Emergency Locksmith in Coldean
- Emergency Locksmith in Coombes
- Emergency Locksmith in Ditchling
- Emergency Locksmith in East-Dean-and-Friston
- Emergency Locksmith in Eastbourne