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MORTICE LOCKS: a lock which is cut into the door, can be deadlocked both sides.
RIM LOCKS: A lock where normally a Yale type lock wher the lock cylinder is fitted on the outside of the door and the back of lock with boltwork surface fitted on the inside.

SASH LOCKS: A mortice deadlock normally found on internal office or domestic door, that has a latch bolt to keep door shut with handle set (Door Furniture) and under the handle set a key deadlock bolt.

SECURITY LOCK: Normally a insurance approved lock with a British or European standard B53621 or CEN 1-5, can be mortice of Rim.
BACKSET: Important when replacing a lock, the backset is the distance from the front of lock to centre of keyhole.
TO DIFFER: Locks which are the same model but have different keys.
TO PASS: Locks which are the same model or are the same lock family where one key works for two or more locks.  You can have two 5 lever mortice locks on your main door and one mortice lock on the back door, with the convience of the same key.
LEVERS: You can have one to ten levers in a mortice lock.  Basically the more the lovers, the more secure and higher grade a lock is.
SAFES: There are three main categories when purchasing safes:
  1. Cash
  2. Fire
  3. Media
CASH: For overnight cash and valuable, insurance rating 1000 - 100,000 cash, normaly x 10 for jewellery.

Dudley Home Safe MK II
Dudley Keep Safe Size II
Dudley Keep Safe Size I

FIRE: Protects paper documents, with a fire rating from 30mins to 2hours.
Phoenix Centurion Size 2 & 3
MEDIA: For diskette and media.

East Central Lock & Safe, 13A Hooper Street, London E1 8BP
Tel: 020-7265-0956 Fax:020-7480-5986