What type of lock do I have?

When I receive a call from a customer the first thing I want to know is what I am dealing with. This helps me to give accurate advice on expected time and cost, this will ensure the locksmith you call is best prepared to deal with your problem.

 Here is some basic information on the main types of lock fitted to most homes and a lot of commercial premises.

Euro cylinder

Euro cylinders are the most common lock as they are found in modern UPVC and composite doors and can also be found in some wooden or metal doors if fitted in a Euro profile deadlock, you should still be able to identify that you have a euro cylinder using the photo below as a reference.

 

Euro cylinder  fitted to a UPVc Door

Euro cylinder  fitted to a UPVc Door

Mortice lock

These are found in wooden doors and are often described to me as a Chubb lock. The key is a good way of identifying a mortice lock.

Mortice sashlock

Mortice sashlock

Rim Cylinder

Often referred to as a Yale lock.  

Rim Cylinder

Rim Cylinder

Pick me locksmith deals with a variety a faults on all these locks and the mechanisms they are fitted to. We carry a good selection of spares and can often repair the fault on the first visit.

If you find your lock won’t open or even lock then don’t hesitate to give Mark a call.