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These standard Yale keys have been around for 40 years or more. These are not to be confused with the newer patented keys which will be more expensive.
The ABS endurance lock has emerged in the market in 2020. The Endurance lock has been made for a specific door and window company in the UK. These locks are British Standard, 3 star locks of the highest quality. Your ABS Master Key Code is two letters followed by 7 numbers and then four more letters. The Key code begins with two Alpha Digits followed by seven numbers and a further four alpha digits* For example: MG2457877AFTA. On older models the code did not include the last two alpha digits. Currently not many key cutters are offering this service. If you are lucky enough to find someone, you may need to present your security card for authorisation.
Avocet ABS keys are a High Security key for the ABS 3 Star Cylinder. These keys can only be cut through an ABS Elite Centre. Usually ABS keys are cut on genuine ABS key blanks using state-of-the art machines to ensure a perfect fit every time. To become an elite centre, companies need to stock the cylinders so a certain investment is needed by the stockist. Bearing this in mind it is unlikely you will be able to get these cut in smaller shoe repairers or hardware stores. This also reflects the higher prices charged for these keys. It's more likely that key cutting locksmiths or dedicated key cutting shops may be able to help. If you have lost your card, a skilled key cutter should be able to help as long as you can show identification. You can find your local authorised ABS Key Centre Here.
Duplicate Brisant Ultion compatible dimple keys for high security cylinders can be expensive. These keys come with a cutting card that can be used to duplicate the key, however experienced professionals will be able to cut these without the card. Sometimes key cutters will offer a quantity discount if you get 2 or more. It's always worth asking.
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.