This guide is to help you answer what type of door locks you have. Insurance companies and comparison sites will ask for this information.
The British Standard mortice lock. These are fitted to wooden doors and can be locked and opened from both sides of the door. This type of lock is not found on UPVC or composite doors. These should have the British Standard kite mark stamped on the face plate. Not all mortice locks are BS3621 so if your unsure give ADP locksmith a call for a free security check.
This is found on UPVC and composite doors, patio and French doors and sometimes aluminium and wooden doors. Normally lifting the handle to engage the bolts or hooks and rollers before turning the key to lock.
This type of system relies on the Euro or Oval barrel .
ADP locksmiths recommend the TS 007 3 star kite marked or SS312 Diamond Approved barrel. You can also have a 1 star cylinder and a 2 star PAS24 handles, equalling 3 star security.
Properties with many people living in ie flats and apartments must have these thumb turn locks keyless egress fitted.
Rim locks commonly known as a Yale lock, other makes are available should be a second lock, fitted with a BS mortice lock.
Still confused, do not worry, give us a call and we can usually help you identify your lock over the phone with some questions or we can come out to advice you with a free friendly locksmith security check.