Lock Types Dubai
When looking at purchasing locks for your home or business, a number of options can certainly be overwhelming. There are many different lock types Dubai and several different security factors to consider before purchasing.
Padlocks are the only type of lock that is typically not permanently attached to anything else. They are often easy to decode or shim open. Keyed padlocks have several options to consider. There are rekeyable and non-re-keyable padlocks. If a padlock is not-rekeyable, then you cannot change the key that opens the lock (for example to make it use the same key as your house). Finally, padlocks can have a shrouded shackle. This is an extension of the body where the shoulders of the padlock raise up the sides of the shackle to make it far harder for bolt cutters to cut the padlock.
They use a key cylinder on the outside and a thumb turn (rosary) on the inside to open or close the lock. These deadbolts have one primary weakness. A double cylinder deadbolt uses a key cylinder on the inside and the outside of the door to solving this issue. This can pose a significant problem in a fire or other emergency situation. This type of deadbolt provides maximum flexibility and security in most situations. All deadbolts that we sell are rekeyable, however, products from some vendors are easier to rekey than others.
The problem lies in the fact that the lock cylinder is in the knob itself and not the door. If you currently have knob locks, consider replacing them with simple passage knobs as it will provide almost as much security as long as you are using deadbolts on the same doors. When purchasing complete knob setups it is important to ensure the proper handedness and backset. For more details please see our Backset/Handedness page.
Lever Handle Locks
Lever handle, this lock types Dubai are frequently used for inner doors in commercial settings. They are easier to open than knob locks as they have a large pushdown style handle rather than a knob that one must grasp and turn. When purchasing it is important to measure the proper backset (see our Backset/Handedness page ).
They come in several different lengths and can use a variety of tailpieces or “cams” to interface with another locking mechanism. There is a very large variety of cam options, and we suggest you see our Cams/Tailpieces page. They can rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise and the amount of rotation can be limited to 90 or 180 degrees.
Rim cylinder and Mortise cylinder locks, This lock types Dubai are frequently found on commercial doors, entry glass doors, and some apartment doors. While rim locks are very similar to mortise locks (many of our Abloy locks are rim/mortise combo locks) the actual hardware they are used on greatly differs. We suggest reading our Cams/Tailpieces page for more information.
Euro Profile Cylinders
They are also used in North America in some sliding glass door locks and room dividing doors. They come in several varieties: single cylinder (one-sided), double cylinder (locking cylinder on each side), and single cylinder with thumb turn (locking cylinder on one side and a thumb turn on the other). The euro profile cylinder is a fairly standard form factor. The exterior (and optionally interior) lengths do vary, but the rest of the dimensions are fairly standard.
Wall Mounted Locks
Wall mounted lock,s This lock types Dubai that is actually mounted on the wall. The most common type of wall mounted lock would be the Knox-Box or fireman’s box style lock found in many larger businesses as emergency access to the buildings keys. Wall mounted locks can be used for more than just key storage. Some act as small safes or item deposits.
Interchangeable Core (IC) Cylinders
I/C Locks have two types of keys that work in the lock, the standard operator key locks and unlock the lock like normal, while the control key, when used, pull the entire core of the lockout without removing any screws. The most popular I/C Lock brands are Best, Yale, and Schlage. Their figure-eight style cores are well known and are found in many places around the world. There are different I/C lock formats with the two most popular being Small Format Interchangeable Core (SFIC) and Large Format Interchangeable Core (LFIC). In almost all cases if your lock can take an IC cylinder you will see the figure eight on the outside of the lock.
This lock Types Dubai actually covers a variety of locks including the cabinet, desk, and sliding door locks. There are two primary styles of furniture lock, bolt style, and push-button style. Bolt style furniture locks have a piece of flat metal that extends out the side of the lock to secure the device. A few of their common applications are filing cabinets and sliding doors. Frequently, furniture locks can be installed onto existing hardware that may not already have a lock installed.
This lock Types Dubai is primarily found in vending machines and T-Handle locks, although they are sometimes used in other applications. T-Handle locks are frequently exceptionally easy to replace as when you open the device you are actually pulling the t-handle lockout. Placing a new T-handle lock back in when closing the device is all that is necessary to complete the upgrade.
Jimmy Proof Deadbolts
Jimmy proof deadbolts are a surface mount product frequently found on apartments and double doors. A surface mount lock means the lock screws into the inside of the door rather than having a complex drill pattern like a standard deadbolt. Jimmy proof deadbolts only require a hole drilled straight through the door for the rim cylinder. If you have an existing Jimmy proof deadbolt you can generally replace just the rim cylinder to upgrade your security.
Rim Latch Locks
A rim latch lock has a standard or custom rim cylinder on one side and a surface mount latch lock. Rim latch locks can auto lock the door behind you and are popular in some apartment complexes.
Key In Knob (KIK) Cylinders
A Key in Knob cylinder is generally found at the heart of most knobs, levers, and lower cost deadbolts. They are also popular in a variety of OEM applications and even some sliding glass doors. Frequently, when you take the lock apart (knob/deadbolt/etc), you will find a KIK cylinder held in place with a screw. Unfortunately, while KIK cylinders all generally look similar, there are no standard specifications for their design. This can make replacing one cylinder with another of a different brand (or a high-security model) challenging. Major manufacturers generally have one or more of their own designs for a KIK cylinder. Other manufacturers sometimes duplicate the style so that their cylinders can replace those produced by other manufacturers. Aside from the different sizes that KIK cylinders can have, they also have one of several different style tails on the rear of the lock.
There are still additional types of locks like European locks, switch locks, and deposit box locks to name a few. If you have questions about other types of locks, please contact us.
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