People need a locksmith for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you're locked out or just want to improve the security of your premises. Well, no matter what type of lock you currently have fitted to your door, Anytime Locksmiths in Acton carry a wide range of tools and lock parts to ensure that we are always ready and able to help you, 24/7.
Whether you have a wooden door, aluminium door or uPVC door we can get you sorted out in no time. We also offer a wide selection of British Standard locks to suit all your different kinds of needs.
What kinds of door locks are most commonly found in British homes?
The main kind of locks are the euro cylinder - they can be opened with either the key from both sides, a key on one side only or with a key and a thumb turn on the other (so that it can be unlocked without a key from the inside). Brands like Avocet ABS and Yale are popular but what is important is to look for anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-pick locks for the best security against thieves and intruders. Cylinder locks come in a variety of profiles and locking mechanisms which means it is best to leave installing or fixing them to the experts. If you're not sure then just give Anytime Locksmiths a call!
Mortice locks, sometimes referred to as Yale locks, are commonly used on wooden doors. The traditional mortice deadlock used to be seen on most front door lock set ups but now euro deadlocks are becoming more popular. A mortice sashlock has both a deadbolt and latch - a key opens and closes the deadbolt and the latch is operated by using a handle.
For a front door Anytime Locksmiths can install a 5 lever mortice lock with anti-drill plates added - always go for British Standard mortice locks (BS3621) as they are insurance approved and offer a high degree of security for your external wooden doors.