Front Door Locks
Locks for front doors (and back doors for that matter) come in a range of different shapes and sizes - so to speak. We stock all the common types of front door locks, as well as some less popular. Among the most popular for front doors (and just about any doors you'll see on houses) are Sashlocks, Deadlocks and Rim Locks.
What is a sashlock?
Sashlocks offer a latch and deadbolt, so handles are required to open the door, and you can optionally lock the door via key. These are amongst the most popular door locks, because they hold the door closed on the latch rather than requiring them to be locked just to hold the door closed.
What is a deadlock?
Deadlocks offer no latch or handle facility, and are purely designed to lock or unlock a door via key. These are popular as a double-security solution, where you may have a sashlock in the centre, and then a deadlocks near to the top and bottom of the door for a really effective security solution. But sometimes a deadlock is perfect on its own - particularly on doors where you don't want them left on the latch, and require people to keep them locked at all times.
What is a Rim Lock?
Rimlocks - these are surface-mounted door locks such as the common "Yale Lock" and older style surface-mounted sash and dead locks for use with door knobs.
While surface-mount sashlocks and deadlocks aren't popular these days, the nightlatch ("Yale lock") still holds its place - these are effectively just a latch which requires a key from outside to retract in order to unlock the door. We were all familiar with these growing up, as most households had them on the front door - but as time has moved on, so has the complexity of features, and now you have deadlocking and auto-deadlocking solutions, and also BS3621 nightlatches now which is just fantastic.
Bear in mind that many insurance companies will have a requirement for you to have British Standard door locks on your front door, and we have a range of locks that meet these requirements. To find out more about what the standards are and what they mean, have a look at our popular help guide on BS3621.