It is important to consider several factors when purchasing door hardware for your newly installed door, or when replacing a door handle on your existing door. Before making a decision ask yourself first: what type of locking mechanism do I want/need?
In Australia, there are many types of locks available for residential and commercial properties, some of which are better suited to some applications than others. Here's a bit of insight into the most common types of locks we deal with and what each type offers. Please feel free to call or email us here at Lemaar, if you still have questions about the various lock types in everyday use. We are always happy to assist in any way that we can.
The Different Types of Locks
- Mortice Lock
- Deadbolt Lock
- Night Latch
- Rim Cylinder
- All-in-One Locking System
- Entrance sets
- Security sets - entrance set plus deadbolt
- Smart Lock
The mechanism of this type of lock sits flush within the door frame. It is designed in such a way that it can be easily disassembled for service and maintenance. This will allow the mechanism to be easily maintained and serviced in the future.
The deadbolt lock has a bolt that must be activated by a key or thumb turn and provides an additional layer of strength and security.
Night latches are placed higher on the door, at about shoulder height. This is so that they can automatically lock the door once it is closed when it is shut and locked. This locking mechanism secures the latch within the lock internally so that the external cylinder is rendered useless, offering an additional layer of security.
Rim cylinders are traditional pin tumbler locks that have a series of pins that are of varying lengths that are used to secure the lock in place as well as the ability to turn the pins once the correct key has been inserted.
All-in-One Locking System
Designed with three convenient functions, an all-in-one locking system performs all three functions simultaneously. When the handle is turned up, the cylinder lock engages and locks the door in conjunction with the handle.
Smart door locks can be controlled remotely by an authorized device that can send instructions to the smart lock on how to lock or unlock the door when it receives the instructions. In addition to using your phone (via an app), you can enter a pin code, use your fingerprint, or swipe a FOB key to open your door. Plus, Lemaar smart locks include two physical keys to open the door manually.
If you’re looking to improve the security of your home, then consider Lemaar door hardware. Lemaar is an Australian-owned door hardware group, and we design all products in Australia to meet the local demand for fashionable door hardware, quality, and security.
If you’re a Builder or if you feel that you require more advice when it comes to choosing door locks please contact our customer service team at 03 95801630 or at firstname.lastname@example.org