We were called out to a commercial premises to replace a failed lock in their main entrance aluminium door. The latch on this lock had disintegrated and other associated parts had fallen out.
It was a very quick repair as it just required a new lock in it’s place.
This door is their main door controlled by access control so that no-one can just stroll in to the building. With this lock being broken it leaves the building vulnerable as the door can’t be secured by the access control during the day.
This failed due to wear and tear – and possibly would have lasted longer if it had been lubricated from time to time as it is a heavy use door.
These are the parts that had fallen out of the failed lock
These locks usually last for many years and it’s difficult to tell how long this lock had been in service for.
It’s had a busy life – no doubt with people pulling on the door to find it is locked before they have unlocked the door – or requested entry in to the building.
This lock had an electric release that it locked in to on the door frame for the access control element.