Locks &Security

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This Chubb detainer mortice lock has 74,000 key differs, making it much harder for the burglar to open the lock. Anti-cutting and anti-drilling features make it resistant to violent attack, too!


Mortice locks present a genuine deterrent to the burglar and a good quality mortice lock is frequently required as a condition of insurance. (BS 3621 is the standard you should look for, typically in a five or seven lever lock.) Detainer mortice locks provide a large number of key differs with very reliable operation. Standard five and seven lever mortice locks offer fewer differs (key combinations) but many still meet the required standard.

Two and three lever locks provide an economic solution where security against break-in is less of a consideration, while non-keyed mortice locks are available for applications such as bathroom doors.

Sashlocks incorporate a conventional door latch in addition to the lock, holding the door closed when it is unlocked. Mortice locks and mortice sashlocks are supplied with rebate plates for the jamb, the sashlocks including a striking plate to prevent the latch from causing damage.

Check the depth available (particularly on windowed and panelled doors) and the thickness when choosing your lock, as both doors and locks vary greatly. Cylinder mortice locks are particularly useful where door space is at a premium, as the mechanism is rather more compact.


Cylinder rim locks (the conventional front door lock) are available in a range of security levels, from basic to BS 3621 insurance locks. Many cylinder locks can be deadlocked by an extra turn of the key, and some incorporate an automatic deadlock.

Some locks offer key action both inside and out, so the lock can be manually deadlocked (useful at night at home).

Blister packs contain everything you need – the body, striking plate, cylinder, keys and screws.

Here’s a lock that will take some punishment – 11mm boron alloy shackle, laminated body, thermoplastic casing, secure dual bearing locking. It’s also available in keyed-alike and master key systems, so there are many applications where it will be ideal.


Padlocks come in a very large range of sizes, materials, lock types and strengths – from a simple lock to keep inquiring hands away from danger through to heavy duty locks designed to take regular punishment in all weathers.

Brass bodies offer corrosion resistance, laminated steel bodies are resistant to cutting, combination code locks avoid the need to carry a key (or to provide keys when a large number or constantly changing group of people require access).

To accompany the padlocks we have chains, hasps and staples and assorted fittings o hold the padlock securely in place – after all, you don’t want someone to walk off with the padlock!


Combination doorlocks are very popular in offices and buildings with many occupants, such as communal entrances to flats. They may operate independently of a conventional mortice lock, being used for “day entry” control, or a key controlled model can be used to give both keyed and keypad access.

Several examples of combination locks for doors. The model on the left operates as a conventional doorhandle,

the other two as doorknobs with the middle one also providing conventional key access.

Keyed window locks for sash and casement windows, providing locking in fully closed or partially open positions.


Sash, casement (wooden and metal), fanlight and patio window locks and security locks and bolts will protect your home or office and – potentially – reduce your insurance premium. As well as the conventional fittings (like the sash window lock on the left), there are plenty of keyed security fittings that cannot be opened simply by breaking through the glass, and these will keep a window wholly or partially closed as required.

Insurance companies generally insist the ground floor windows and windows close to fire escapes or drainpipes are fitted with


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