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 […]

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: , , , , , |

Master keying locks

Master keying locks – Today I had about 30 locks to pin up to different sets of keys. These were for two different customers – one customer needed some locks to work all on the same key and the other customer has an existing master suite of locks and he required some extra locks adding to that suite.
The quickest and most simplistic is just to make the locks work on the same key.
When master keying the locks they have the potential to work from a variety of keys. We always want the master key to operate every lock for that site, but the other keys may not need […]

2019-09-16T09:56:16+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Locks, Master keying|Tags: , , , , , |