Your local Cardiff locksmith can fit all types of Yale rim nightlatch locks to wooden, aluminium, composite or steel doors. Traditionally Yale has always been the dominant brand of rim nightlatch locks; hence most people still call this type of lock a Yale nightlatch lock. However, these days many manufacturers produce these locks such as: ERA, Union, Assa Abloy, Legge, Yale and many others.
Approved by the Master locksmiths Association Mr locks locksmiths are highly trained and very knowledgeable and can fit new Yale type nightlatch locks, as well as changing Yale type nightlatch locks when a customer's keys have been lost or stolen, or when a customer moves into a new home or business premises in Cardiff.
So if you need a Yale nightlatch lock fitted at your home or business, call Mr Locks free on 0800 083 2882 . Mobile users can also call us on 07976 961 473. We are polite & helpful, we turn up when agreed, and we finish the job properly in one visit, Rest assured we won't let you down!
A non-deadlocking Yale type nightlatch lock is typically fitted to a wooden door. From the outside of the door you would use a Yale type key to open the lock by turning the key to retract the latch on internal Yale type lock body. However, if you are inside the door you can always open this lock using the finger turn mechanism to retract the latch, hence it is not deadlocking and insurance companies would not consider it to be a high security lock.
A deadlocking Yale type nightlatch lock is also typically fitted to a wooden door. From the outside of the door you would use a Yale type key to open the lock by turning the key to retract the latch on internal Yale type lock body. However, as the name suggests it can also be deadlocked using the key. Some models deadlock by turning the external key ant-clockwise a full turn and removing the key, which then locks the internal finger turn preventing the door from being opened from either side without the key. Other models have an additional keyhole on the internal lock body of the door that can be deadlocked in a similar way, preventing the door from being opened from either side without the key
A BS 3621 deadlocking nightlatch lock will always be stamped with the British Standard 3621 Kitemark. Since its inception, BS 3621 has always required that a door is secure from both sides, meaning that, once locked; a key is always required to open the door, whether from the inside or the outside.
A BS 3621 Kitemarked Yale type nightlatch lock will have undergone extensive testing to ensure it meets the required standard of security and protection; typically it will have the following characteristics:
BS 3621 Versions of this lock would have additional features of a higher specification.