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Our Range Of Door Locks

The variation in different types of door lock is important when considering factors such as the type of door material, the type of property, the location of the door and the levels of security needed. There is a type of door lock suitable for every scenario and locking practice in domestic and commercial properties, and models which fit every type of standard door. These are all CE-marked to demonstrate their quality and all meet industry standards to ensure they provide the levels of security required.

Our experts at EM-B can talk to you about our range of different door locks and which might be most practical for your needs, but first let’s understand what different door locks are available.

Sashlock – This is a type of mortice lock which has a latch and a handle mechanism and is spring operated. You can open and close the door without needing a key, but of course the lock can be secured with a key to provide maximum security.

Deadlock – The deadlock would typically be used on a wooden door rather than a uPVC door, and can be locked from both the inside and the outside of the door. The deadlock is installed in a cavity within the body of the door itself, rather than being surface mounted. The door can be locked simply by closing the door, rather than having to use a key, but is opened by using the key.

Bathroom lock – In a bathroom you need a lock for privacy reasons rather than security, so these don’t need to be heavy duty locks or the strongest, most robust designs. Bathroom locks can be a two-piece system with a sliding bolt, or can be a two-piece thumb turn type of lock, which is only operated from the inside. There are also types of sashlock and mortice lock which are suitable for bathrooms.

Latch – These are typically fitted to wooden and glass-panelled doors and are surface-mounted and fitted on the inside of the door. The key-locking cylinder is then fitted to the outside of the door. This means the door can be locked and unlocked from either side of the door. These types of lock are often called ‘Yale’ locks also. A latch is usually fitted higher up a door, around shoulder level, and is often used as a secondary form of security alongside a standard mortice deadlock. Another variation is the ‘roller latch’ which is a type of latch in the form of a spring-loaded roller.

Deadbolt – This is a very common form of lock because it is perhaps the most robust type of security there is. A deadbolt is morticed into a wooden door and frame and a key can be used on either side of the door to lock and unlock it. A bolt is activated by the key and slides across to lock the door, which makes it very difficult to pick and compromise. For this reason, deadbolts are common on all types of door.

Contact EM-B for help in choosing the right type of door lock

At EM-B we have a team of sales experts who can help and advise on the best type of door lock for your home or business security. We can talk about your property, the security risks, who is typically using the doors and what kind of locking practices you want to implement. So contact our team at EM-B today.