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Snap lock (break-safe) – a lock which breaks when forces are exerted on the cylinder resulting in the lock breaking in the door preventing unwanted entry.

Broken key – a key which has been broken either before use or while in use and stuck in the keyway or lock preventing the opening of the lock. For assistance in this matter call our dedicated 24 hr emergency number 07973 934001.

Lost key – a key (or keys) which have been lost or stolen. In this instance we fully recommend that all locks to which keys are lost or stolen should be replaced immediately.

Mortice lock – a lock that has levers preventing the bolt from moving from the locked position until the correct key is inserted allowing the levers to move and open the lock.

Cylinder lock – a lock commonly used in UPVC doors

Rim Cylinder – commonly known as a night latch or Yale, this offers basic security to a door in that the door is automatically locked when shut (unless you ‘drop the latch’)

Locksmithing began as the science and art of making and defeating locks. A lock is a mechanism that secures buildings, rooms, cabinets, objects, or other storage facilities. A key is often used to open a lock. Means of opening a lock may include a security token or two-factor authentication for greater security, such as requiring both something you know (a combination) and something you have (a key or key card).

The oldest known lock was approximately 4,000 years old and was of Egyptian make. It was found in the ruins of the Emperor Sargon II's palace in Khorsabad. It used the same pin tumbler principle employed by many modern locks.

What is a Locksmith?

Taken from the old term smith, a person who works with metal, Locksmith is roughly translated as Metal Lock worker.

Locksmiths specialise in the art of opening all types of locks, safes, padlocks and all other types of locking mechanisms for example UPVC doors, vehicle doors, mortice locks (commonly known as 3 lever and 5 lever locks), Yale locks, pin and tumbler locks, cylinder locks, Euro locks (European), oval cylinder locks, thumb turns.

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