2. Mortice Lock Fitting
This type of lock is normally fitted inside the door, they are difficult to pick open as the lock mechanism is fitted in the door frame.
Each lock has between 2 levers and 5 levers, the more levers usually means the more secure the lock is.
Insurance companies prefer this standard as it means the lock has been tested against popular types of attack for a certain period of time.
Mortice locks are commonly found on wooden doors & sometimes aluminium with leading manufacturers of Mortice locks being
Union (formally Chubb), Yale, Era, Asec, Securefast.
Mortice Sash Lock Fitting
A mortice sash lock is normally fitted to a wooden door on a domestic home, sash locks are opened by using a key and the handle. A mortice style lock with a handle is called a sash lock. A lever operated mortice sashlock on wooden door. The handles operate the latch on the lock which keeps the door shut when pushed or pulled closed.
Mortice Deadlock Fitting & BS3621 Mortice Deadlock
A Mortice Deadlock is commonly fitted to a wooden home front door, and can only be opened with a key, it locks on the inside and outside. Does NOT have a handle – a deadlock does not have a handle and is always operated by a key, opened from one of both sides by key. A lever operated mortice deadlock on wooden door.
The cost of a mortice deadlock replacement lock can be found on our locksmith prices page