Locks are the primary source of security for any building.
Locks are devices generally used to provide functionality to openings, be they be doors, windows, cabinets, boxes etc
The majority of locks are stand-alone devices fitted to a door or opening leaf known as locksets.
Primary functions of locksets generally include;
- Entrance_ key outside unlocks outside/inside handle, snib inside locks outside/inside handle
- Classroom_ key outside unlocks outside handle, inside handle always free to egress
- Storeroom_ key outside retracts latch only, inside handle always free to egress
- Office_ key outside unlocks outside handle, inside snib locks outside handle only, inside handle always free to egress
- Double cylinder_ key inside/outside locks/unlocks both inside/outside handles
- Privacy_ inside snib locks outside handles, external mechanism for emergency entry
- Passage_ both handles always free to turn
- Deadlock _ there are 2 types of deadlocks;
- Deadlatch_ when shut the deadlatch mechanism prevents “carding” the door open, normally associated with locks with a keyed outside handle
- Deadbolt_ a non-latching, key/snib driven security bolt
Putting together a functional door is not always an easy task. Our experience will assist you to make the best decision within your budget.
Function is the primary component in deciding on which lock is right for your door and application.
- Do people need to exit easily without a key?
- Does the door need to be self-latching?
- What typical usage will the lock be exposed to? High, Medium or Low usage.
- Will you want a restricted keying system to control who can get keys duplicated?
Locks may not be locksets. They could be a mix of functional components, normally a mortice lock with corresponding door hardware. Locks may be electronic lock devices that need to be wired to an operating system such as an Access Control System or Alarm System which controls electronic pulses to lock or release the electronic locking device.
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Locksmith grade residential locksets can be keyed and even master keyed but cannot be put onto registered key systems.
- Deadlocks and Deadbolts
- Screen Doors
- Sliding glass doors
- Sliding timber doors
- Screen doors
Commercial locksets are more robust than residential locksets.
- anti-wrench attack mechanism
- master keyable
- suitable for registered key systems
- 9 lever functions
- available in knobsets
- lever designs to suit the Disability Building Codes
Mortice locks are generally considered to be more robust than traditional tubular latches associated with Locksets.
Australian mortice locks are predominantly used in the commercial environment whilst European mortice locks are often found in residential applications.
Once a mortice lock is specified then the associated lock furniture is selected;
- lever handles, on rose or plate furniture
- cylinders or turn snibs
- pull handles
Arguably the most versatile locking mechanism.
- hasps and staples
- floor staples
- trailer locks
- tool boxes
Variations from tiny padlocks through to large heavy duty padlocks with shielded sides.
Rekeyable padlocks allow us to provide multiple padlocks on the one key or to add a registered master key system for key issue control, pick-proofing and multi-user access.
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Digital locks may be non-powered or battery powered.
Non-powered locks have a simple one code entry method.
Powered locks can be simple with multiple user codes or even extensive scheduling capabilities and time zoned access.
Our Salto range offer a fob / card entry system with features equivalent to fully integrated hard-wired access control systems.
Cam locks & Cabinet locks
Cam locks and Cabinet locks are used in many situations that have a very thin fixing surface such as sheet metal or particle board.
Various grades of locks are available from basic wafer locks that are low security to high grade locks that enable master keyed systems and greater durability than the lower grade locks.
- letterbox locks
- metal cabinet locks
- drawer, cabinet and cupboard locks
- tool box locking
Hard wired locking devices can be controlled by single door controllers or by more sophisticated integrated access control systems.
- Electric Strikes
- Magnetic Locks
- Drop bolts
Gates are manufactured in a number of ways, type of materials and ultimately limiting in the type of locks we can then install.
Simple metal framed gates are really only made for d-latch type catches which can be secured by a padlock. More robustly built gates requiring a fully functioned lock as you would find on a door needs to have a “Lock-Box” fabricated into the gate frame if it is not made in the same format as a door.