Why Change A Mortice Lock?
There are a few reasons why you might want to change your mortice lock, some are listed below:
- Locks don’t meet BS3621.
- Faulty lock due to wear and tear or tampering. Faulty locks may not always need changing as they can sometimes be repaired but your local locksmith will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
- You have just moved home and want the locks changing to ensure only you and those you trust have a copy of the key.
Rim cylinders are more commonly known as Yale locks. This type of lock is often used along side a mortice lock. Rim cylinder locks will automatically lock when you close the door behind you, this works well for security but not so much when you have left without your keys! Fortunately, any good locksmith will be able to help you gain entry into your property quickly and without causing any damage.
If your wooden door has a Yale lock on its own, then it is highly recommended that you have a mortice lock installed to use alongside it to help improve the overall security of your door.
Similarly, to the mortice lock you would want to have the Yale lock changed if you have move home, its damaged or doesn’t meet BS3621.
There are a few more ways that you can improve the overall security of your wooden door:
- If you don’t already have one, install a rim cylinder lock
- Have a BS3621 deadlock installed at the bottom of your door
- Have, chains or bolts installed, these can only be used when you are inside the property, but they offer that extra bit of protection at night.
If your having problems with the locks on your wooden door, or would like to have the locks Upgrades then contact Lime Locks Wirral today - 0151 353 9607