About Our Door Locks
At Champion Timber, we can offer you a comprehensive range of Door Locks & Bolts, ideal security options for uPVC and wooden doors, home or industrial, for use internally or externally, whether you are looking for privacy around the home or enhanced defence against a break-in & theft for your properties. Insurance approved products are available and many with multiple keys. Kitemarked and "certifire" approved products are also stocked in this range, meaning the products you have to choose from have been tested to the highest standards.
Door locks are absolutely essential in keeping your home safe and secure when you are both in and out of the house. Each door lock offers unique functionality, therefore it's important to choose the right type of lock for your door. Some are fitted inside the door itself which may require some carpentry work to install whereas others can be simply screwed to the inside with the adjacent part. Our range covers the most important types of door lock for both internal and external use, from some of the leading and most well-known brands on the market.
What are the different types of Door Locks?
1. Knob Locks
Knob locks are the most common type of door lock and the chief method of security for most doors. The lock cylinder is located in the knob instead of the door. Thus, knob locks should not be used on external doors, as they can be broken into with basic tools like a hammer or wrench.
2. Cam Locks
Cam locks are a type of fastener that allows storage to be kept intact and do so in a latent way, so as to not affect the overall appearance. They are for the most part invisible in fully constructed cabinets. Cam locks usually come with sets of furniture and cabinet kits. These types of door locks are cylindrical and are situated in the wooden part. A metal tube with a hole in one side helps position the bolt that is inserted. Certain cam locks secure cabinet doors completely, which make them attractive measures for keeping sensitive materials. Cam locks use various tailpieces or “cams” to create a locking mechanism.
3. Deadbolt Locks
Deadbolts offer the best protection against burglary or break-in. Lock bolts are moved by turning a knob or key without the use of a spring. Deadbolts feature a unique locking mechanism that resists physical attacks, battering and boring. They cannot be opened with a knife or hand tool. Deadbolt locks come in three types: single, double and C.
Single-cylinder deadbolts are the simplest ones and can be activated from one side via a key. A double cylinder deadbolt can be used with a key from both sides. A single, double and lockable thumb turn deadbolt features a thumb turn inside that can be locked with a key. This type of deadbolt provides the greatest flexibility and security.
Padlocks belong in the free-standing lock group. They are portable, meaning unlike other lock types, they are not permanently attached to a door or anything that uses it. Padlocks come in a variety of models that are grouped into two main categories: keyed and combination. Keyed padlocks alone are available in different subtypes, like keyed alike, keyed different and keyable. Padlocks are easy to recognize, not merely due to their mobile nature, but also because of their looped-handle shackle shape. They contain a shouldered shackle, a part in which the padlock shoulders raise the sides of the shackle to inhibit bolt cutters from cutting through it.
5. Mortice Locks
Mortice Locks are powerful locks used on external doors. However, they are available in both light and heavy-duty models. They are comprised of an internal system which makes them more of locksets than just locks. These locksets can house either knobs or levers and are often comprised of a cylindrical body. They are threaded and utilize Mortice Lock components added within the door. A box lock is set within the mortice, which is a deep recess at the edge of the door. Mortice Locks stay secure by using a set screw and a cam which creates the locking mechanism. The cylinder component comes in various heights and lengths for different types of doors.