Customer wants replacement Yale rim cylinder for this lock

The customer called to say they just need a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of their front door.
Looking at the back of the door they had this Yale (model – number 1) lock.

Whenever we provide a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of the door we always re-pin the internal cylinder lock in the handle of the lock body.
This helps the customer keep the property more secure as they can deadlock the handle with the same key to stop people from reaching in through the glass panel in the door and unlocking the door from inside while the customer is out.

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2019-09-16T09:19:38+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Locks, Servicing locks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Restricted section keys

We’ve had a restricted section key profile for many years so that we can build locks and make master suites etc. When using a restricted key, security is ensured as no-one but the person who requested the locks / keys can have extra keys cut. Anyone trying to get a duplicate copy of the key from shops in town etc will find that nobody can order that key blank to be able to duplicate the key.

A restricted section key means that if you hand a key to someone, and a while later get it back from them, you are totally confident that there is no other key held by them as they […]

Gun safes and cabinets opened and re-keyed

We’ve opened many gun safes / cabinets over the years and either replaced the locks with stock we carry on the van or made new keys for the existing locks while onsite. Most gun cabinets can be picked open fairly easily and re-keyed with a new key identity or replacement of the lock. In most cases there is no need to drill holes or damage the gun safe or cabinet in any way. The only reason this may possibly be needed is if the bolt work has fallen apart and is now jamming the bolt from retracting back or the door from opening. Most calls to these safes are from people who […]

2019-09-16T09:37:35+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Safes|Tags: , , , |

Failing mortise lock serviced after many years of use

We were asked to make these old Union KYY mortise locks on the front door work again, so after stripping them down, cleaning all of the dirt out of them and making new keys, we re-fitted them to the door and they work well. I really couldn’t believe the amount of dirt we got out of the old locks – they were VERY dirty.

These are Union KYY locks which are usually found on commercial glass doors.

We really enjoy this particular aspect of locksmithing as we bring good quality locks back in to circulation.

See some before and after images below. […]

2019-09-16T09:51:06+00:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Locks, Servicing locks|Tags: , , , , , |