Lock Change? The are several reasons to decide that you need a lock change. In fact, you don’t even need too many reasons! Just change the locks if you feel unsecured or unsure about anything. You security doesn’t have to be questionable! If you feel that your lock is not safe anymore, it needs to be changed and you can’t postpone that. The best decision you can make at this moment is to give us a call NOW and we will handle it from there! We offer a no-fuss locksmith service. Therefore, your door will be like new with new locks and new keys, in minutes! Call NOW: 07383010010!
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Change is good, especially when it comes to your safety! A new lock can provide you with great peace of mind, so you definitely should consider change locks if you have the possibility. If you wanna change locks and you have no idea what’s better for you, an NW Locksmith can come over to advise you and to help you with a lock upgrade. Every now and then is recommended to have a locksmith over to check out the security of your home.
There are many reasons why you will want to have your locks changed. Sometimes, it is a matter of emergency. For example, you might have lost or mislaid your keys and this could require a locksmith to attend your home straight away. But you could also just need to book a locksmith for later on, if there is no emergency involved, like for example when you are moving. No matter what’s the reason, we are here to help you!
Whether you are looking to update locks, replace old ones, or renew locks damaged due to attempted burglary or break-in, we provide solutions to meet your unique requirements. From locks for windows and doors, safes, garages, shutters or cabinets, and everything up to and including full communal entry solutions, NW Locksmith is here to help! When it comes to any lock installations, NW Locksmith is here to help!
Types of locks we can install on your door include deadlocks and dead latches, key, code, locking systems, and fire brigade locks as well as master suited systems for the opening of locks on a hierarchy basis with the convenience of only one key per person.
We offer tailored solutions for your needs so don’t hesitate to contact us. No matter what you reason is, we are a locksmith company here to help, 24 hours a day. All of our locksmiths are able to carry out full home security and insurance compliance check as part of our service. We can recommend quality products that will meet the British standards for your insurance. So, our locksmith services are guaranteed, cost-effective solutions. We are using only high-quality locks from our trustworthy providers so don’t hesitate to check with us any details you might need.
If you wanna change your locks, you can’t go wrong! We are always advising our costumers to change locks after any security issue. Improving the security of your existing doors is always a good idea! Keep you and your family or your business safe! It’s a priority and an investment at the same time, so don’t hesitate to think more about the level of security need and less about the money you spend.
We are here to offer your personalized advice for your own situation when you wanna change locks, so ask a locksmith to come over and examine your door. For example, the best practice is to locate a rim night latch about one third down from the top of the entrance door and a mortice deadlock about one third up from the bottom. The locks on your existing door may be in less than ideal positions. A common lock arrangement seen by the Crime Prevention Officer all the time has the mortice lock in the center of the door with the night latch just above it. There are so many options and there’s always room for improvement. If you wanna change locks, call us anytime!
Rim cylinders are part of a Rim night latch system often referred to as a Yale type lock. Mostly, you can find them on wooden and timber doors. So, rim cylinders are the outer part that you interact with on the outside to open the door with a key.
This kind of cylinder has been around a very long time, the basic version has not changed much to this day. Most manufacturers offer a high-security version, these are a lot more expensive but are worth the investment.
If you wanna have the best and most secured option, you need to look for a British Standard rim cylinder. Also, your night latch needs to be British Standard as well, if you wanna have a BS approved lock.
When you decide to install a rim cylinder on your lock, we also recommend you to check if it’s:
If you have a timber front door, the chances are it will be fitted with a rim lock. The rim locks are usually having two parts: a night latch on the inside of the door and a cylinder with a key on the outside.
To replace the keyed cylinder, the locksmith will have to remove the night latch. Once the fixing screws are out, the night latch can be eased away from the door.
After that, the locksmith will remove the cylinder out of the door. When he is ready to replace the cylinder, the locksmith will measure the old cylinder and a replacement it with another one in the same length. Otherwise, the new cylinder won’t fit in the door. If the new cylinder is too long, he will cut it down to suit your door thickness, so there’s nothing to be worried about.
After he places the new cylinder and the night latch on the door, he will check out the door again with you, so you will see by yourself that everything works well again.
There is just one standard size available for Rim Cylinders so a locksmith will have no problem replacing the lock for you. Rim cylinders can also be keyed alike so you can use one key for every lock in your home.
Mortice (Mortise locks) are fitted into a hole or pocket of a door, the word mortice refers to the hole in the door in which the lock is fitted. These types of locks are most commonly found on wooden doors and are more popular in the UK and Europe.
A mortice lock is often refered to as a ‘Chubb’ type lock by people in the UK, since Chubb has become the brand leader for this type of lock during the last few decades.
Mortice locks are either deadlocks or sashlocks. Sashlocks incorporate a handle and latch mechanism, normally found on back doors.
These Mortice Locks are devided in to 2 categories:
These locks are the most common type of mortice locks and are fitted to domestic properties in the UK. Most of them are working in the same way: a key is inserted into the lock and when is turned it lifts the levers to the correct height. At this stage the bolt is enabeled to be locked and unlocked.
The security of the Lever Mortice locks depends on the number of levers and the thickness of the doors. Generally, the more levers you have on the lock case, the thicker the lock becomes. So, a lock with 5 levers is more secure than a lock with 2 levers.
Here are the most common lever locks:
There are two types of Mortice Lock: the mortice Sash Lock and the Mortice Dead Lock.
The Sash Lock is often used on back doors and has a latch involved. A Mortice Deadlock has only a bolt and it is typically used on the front door, together with the night latch. Sash Locks are almost identical to the mortice deadlocks but incorporate a live bolt or latch in addition to the deadbolt.
The locksmith will take all the necessary measurements of your existing lock and he will choose a new lock that will perfectly fit.
The measurement process for both the Deadlocks and the Sashlocks is almost the same but a really important aspect is the faceplate hight. A Mortice Lock will typically have a 2, 3, or 5 lever mechanism. The level of security is getting higher if there are more levers on a lock.
Firstly, for the Mortice lock, the locksmith first removes the screws of the faceplate. Also, for the Sashlock, the handles will be removed as well. After that, he will compare the size of the new lock with the size of the old lock. His purpose is to match them perfectly. After all is done, he will just push in the door the replacement lock. Also, he will put back the handles when he is replacing a Sash Lock. Also, he will remove the existing keep from the door frame and will adjust the cut.
In the end, he will check the operation of the lock with the door open. Moreover, he will close the door and test it again.
These days Euro Cylinders are more and more popular due to the diversity and scalability cylinder locks offer. They are both secured and practical. A huge benefit is the ability to remove the cylinder and to replace it with a new one, without having to remove and replace the entire lock out of the door.
More than that, the Euro cylinders can be supplied keyed-alike and master-keyed. This is a big advantage in comparison with the lever-operated locks. Also, you can choose them to be color-matched to other door furniture. They will suit to any door thickness because they are so diverse in sizes, especially with modular-based cylinders.
Security-wise, the cylinders work using different length pins which sit into the grooves on the key. These days they are using six different cuts and normally around 10 cut-depths on each. So, the amount of differs available is substantially greater than that of most lever-based locks.
The high-security cylinders (such as EPS cylinders) are also anti-pick, anti-bump and anti-drill. In addition to this, you can get protected registered keys, which only you can have cut. So, this way, you can maintain the security of your keys too.
Moreover, we are already using the master key cylinder systems for companies and individuals on a daily basis. To us, it’s second nature, but if you’re unfamiliar with how they work and you want a more in-depth look at master key systems, then please have a look down below.
All the Euro cylinders have the same type of shape, so the locksmith will have to find you only the right measurements for your new cylinder. The Euro-cylinders can have a key slot on each side, others have a key slot on the outside and a thumb turn on the inside. The difference between them can be in the length of the lock, the finish, and the level of security.
The locksmith will measure your existing lock to know what the perfect size for your replacement lock. Also, he will slightly remove the handles of the door, and this way he can remove any pressure of the lock. After that, the lock will come out easly and he will be replaced with the new lock.