Security of possessions and property is paramount to any homeowner. Ensuring any entrance has suitable and sturdy locks will assist this as well as provide residents with the peace of mind. Fitting a mortice lock to the main entrance door of any premise can be achieved successfully without the need for a locksmith.
Tools for Any Locksmith Task
Before removing any locks already in place, ensure you have the tools required to carry out the installation of the mortice lock. There are no specific locksmith tools required, but a general knowledge of woodwork or carpentry may make the installation slightly quicker or easier. Be sure to have the following in your tool kit:
The Installation Process
After purchasing the lock from a reputable locksmith and preparing the tool box, the next step is to install the lock into the relevant door. To receive the best from a mortice lock, place it halfway up the door – a centrally positioned lock offers more security as it allows less leverage at the top or bottom of the door.
Before finally fixing the lock and face plate, ensure the door will close and lock securely. By fitting the lock independently, the money saved on locksmith fees can be reinvested in the lock itself.Share
29 January 2016
As the manager of a five-star hotel, I face many interesting challenges. There's never a dull moment! One of my biggest problems is security. I spend a lot of time obtaining quality keys, locks and safes and ensuring they are well-maintained. There's nothing worse than a tired guest and a broken lock at 3 am! Over the years, I have trialled many different types of locks and safes. I also keep up with the latest technology in this area. I am therefore quite the expert when it comes to advising family and friends about the best systems for their homes and businesses. Given that so many people ask me for advice, I figured that there may be others who are overwhelmed by the plethora of options out there. This blog may give you some ideas and help you make good decisions in your search for superior locks and safes.