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The best lock for you will depend on the material of your door the type of door and the level of protection you require. Here we take a look at the types of locks available and some of their applications. Mortice sashlock - for timber doors. This type of lock is a mortice lock combined with a handle that operates the latch mechanism. This allows you to open and close the door without the need for a key and to lock it with a key as you leave the house. A three lever sashlock provides a mid-level of security whereas the five lever version provides a higher level. Five lever locks are usually used on back doors which require high levels of protection. Three lever sashlocks are typically installed on internal doors which need to be lockable.
However just because you want a high security door handle does not mean that you have to give up the design aspect of the hardware. Finger print door knobs can consist of as much decorative hardware as any other door knob or handle out there. If you are looking to update the look of your home without making large changes choosing some new door levers may be the perfect solution. Door levers are made to complement any home décor with a wide variety of styles to choose from and even some transitional styles to work with your changing décor. What to consider when choosing door levers for your home: When you decide to purchase new door levers for your home it is important to consider your current décor and if you are planning on doing any redecorating in the near future.
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Rim cylinder - for timber doors. The rim cylinder is the mechanism that fits into a hole through a door and allows a nightlatch to be opened from the outside. Nightlatches are usually sold with a rim cylinder included but you can also buy replacements should you need to. Euro cylinder - for PVCu doors The euro cylinder is a vital part of many locks including multi-point ones used with PVCu doors and also with some mortice locks on timber doors. They are very easy to replace and changing a cylinder is a simple way to change your locks. Prior to purchase make sure that you know the size and type of cylinder you need.