4 really popular locks get used in most households that can easily be identified by a locksmith in Blackpool. Some are easy to unlock and replace while others need the services of a locksmith. These locks include deadbolts, mortise, cylindrical locks and smart locks.
Digital locks require a password to open and close them. The combinations can be really complicated so that there is very little chance of it being opened by an un authorised person. They are usually found in apartment blocks and when used by several people they can become jammed. They can also be hacked with replay attacks, but these cases are not as common as they may sound. If it is being operated by a smartphone you will always need to have battery power to make sure that you do not get locked out.
These are by far the most common lock to be found in the home as they are the easiest to install. They can even be found in local supermarkets and can be installed without the assistance of a locksmith in Blackpool. They are used mainly for doors inside the home like rooms or bathrooms but were once the more common lock choice for entrance doors. They can be opened fairly easily and don’t need a lot of work so it is best to keep avoiding using them as entrance door locks. Some mortise locks can be installed with rivets which make them harder to remove and will then need the services of a locksmith to unlock because it will require some drilling.
These are also very common locks that are used in the home, but they take much less time to install. Only 2 holes are needed for the installation and unlike a Mortise lock that doesn’t need to be drilled to be released, these require the services of a locksmith if you happen to lose your key and get locked out. The lock goes through the centre of the knob and uses a thin, flat key and the only way to get it out is with drilling. It cannot be removed only from one side and will need a locksmith to remove or replace it.
Deadbolts or latch locks
This almost acts as an addition to the doorknob lock where it is placed adjacently above the door lock and requires a 2 piece set up on the inside with a flat lack on the outside. These latches have a pocket that gets attached to the door frame with the actual latch mechanism attached to the opening part of the door. Once the door is closed, a clicking latch is activated and the bolt then closes. The flatlock on the outside will also need to be drilled into like the cylinder lock because they use similar keys. What makes these so much better to use for extra security is that the pocket doesn’t have to be cut into the door frame so there is no chance of it just being broken easily even with force.
Most locksmiths in Blackpool should have these on hand, but if not, they are easy to buy over the counter at a supermarket. If you are not sure about the installation ask a professional to assist.