The world of locks is truly wide, if you search the market you will find many types and models, so choosing one can become a problem, especially if we are not clear about what we are looking for or how to do it. Although it is excellent to contact a specialist locksmith for guidance, you can learn on your own and judge for yourself which one you need. We are going to make your life a little easier by giving you below the 7 most common models that are used in both homes and offices.
This model of locks is known as European cylinders and is most often used for entrance doors. It is composed of a cylinder, in which all the gears with the pistons are located. The good thing about these models is that, if necessary, it is possible to replace the cylinder without having to change the entire lock.
Over mortise locks
Over mortise locks are designed for doors that are not thick enough. When the thickness is less than 4 centimeters, the best option is to use this type of model. They are placed on the inside of the door, so they are not visible on the outside of the door.
They are also good options when looking to increase the door security, using it as an extra lock.
The installation of mortise locks usually goes on the inside of the door. Because it is recessed in the door, only the key recess is visible. It remains hidden from the outside of the house. It also has a handle on the inside of the door that allows the lock to be operated without having to insert the key. It is a versatile model that can be used on both wood and steel doors.
For multipoint locks the functionality changes a little, since these locks are understood by the entire side of the door. They are security locks, so they have a more advanced system.
To operate, they have a bar that runs along the vertical side of the door, which, when activated, activates different latches at each point of the door. This is intended to generate several anchorages at different heights of the door. This provides a higher level of security and makes it more difficult to force.
This is one of the most advanced models on the market. This type of locks do not require physical keys to be used. Their operation can be activated by different methods such as fingerprints, wifi connections, remote controls, cards, etc.
They are mechanisms frequently used by hotels or companies, but are increasingly implemented in homes.
They are a variant of the electronic locks, which have an important feature: they are completely hidden on the outside of the house. With this, it is sought that there is no weak point that allows to be