Euro Cylinder locks are most commonly seen on residential properties with UPVC doors. The prices quoted here are for non emergency callouts on standard (Non BS) euro locks. If you have lost the keys, and the door is locked, there will usually be an extra charge depending on the labour involved. In an emergency or out of hours situation, the prices will usually increase around 25 %. British Standard locks will usually be dearer also.
The price quoted is if you have a non "Lock Out" scenario. E.G. if you want the lock changed as someone else has your key or if your current keys are sticky in your lock. Having your Yale rim cylinder changed is usually a quick service. This is the price for the cylinder only. Not the case on the inside.
5-lever mortice dead locks are commonly used on wooden doors. They lock on both sides as they get fitted WITHIN the door rather than ON the door.
Most of the time, the reason why locksmiths charge a lot for their service is because of the clients’ urgency. If you need to change your locks immediately and outside the usual business hours, you may expect to pay more for the service. Along with this, locksmiths may also charge more if they have to travel a distance to get to you. A good locksmith should be able to open this in a matter of minutes with no damage to the lock, however if the lock has failed or the snib has malfunctioned, drilling may be the only option.
Unlike most locks that are placed on the surface of the door, the 5-lever mortice lock is fitted within the door. It locks from both the outside and the inside of the door using a key.
A night latch is one of the most popular types of lock that’s used in residential properties with wooden doors. These locks are simple yet very effective in providing basic security for homes, but if your in a rush and forget your keys inside the house and close the door, then you're locked out! This price is for opening only. Not replacing. A new cylinder may be approximately £20 - £30 on top of this price. This should only be needed if the lock is damaged or if you have no spare keys.
Digital door locks can be installed on a variety of doors:
- Aluminium and Glass Doors
- External Doors
- UPVC Doors
- Timber and Wood Doors
These locks were popular in the 90's for timber doors hinged on the left or the right. They can be very expensive to replace.
The Millenco Mantis Mechanism is one of the more expensive lock mechanisms to replace and this will definitely be reflected in the final price you pay. The Millenco Mantis MK1 is the only mechanism that has the unique 117/86PZ measurements that match the door handle. It may be possible to repair these locks but that is at the locksmiths discretion, as sometimes other parts of the lock may fail afterwards. Many locksmiths feel it's best to supply a new system so they can provide a 12 month warranty.
It is very important that you have a secure home. Should you suspect that your current euro cylinders are outdated and vulnerable to attack, you should seriously consider replacing these locks with high security, 3 Star cylinders. The euro cylinder can be the most vulnerable part of your door. By using techniques that we will not discuss here, a burglar may be able to gain access in less than 60 seconds, if you have an antiquated or ill fitting cylinder. The BSI kitemark is a certification mark that represents safety and quality and is trusted and respected throughout the world. In the UK a growing number of insurance companies now insist that any euro lock fitted to an external door must have a British Standard Kitemark