BIGGER & BETTER YALE LOCKS
This Yale lock is a step up in security as it has a number of extra features over the standard Yale lock:
- the lock is manufactured from more robust materials and so is generally stronger than a 77
- there is a thrust bolt built-in that deadlocks the latch when the door closes.
- the snib button can not come on accidentally as two actions are required to activate this facility
However it can cause lock-outs by closing the door behind you with your keys inside. This lock should be used in conjunction with a mortice lock.
This is the top of the range Yale lock, it is so highly thought of it has a Kitemark and so is approved by many insurance companies. Bigger and more robust than a basic yale lock, again two actions are required to activate the snib, there is a thrust bolt to deadlock the latch and the cylinder is also protected by an anti-drill disc. Your insurance company may accept this as the only lock on your door, but we would always recommend some form of mortice lock is fitted to provide locking at two points. Again can cause lock-outs by leaving your keys inside.
This is a Megaclasp, popular in the USA. The locking pin moves up and down by the action of the key from the outside and the handle on the inside. This pin then goes through the eyelets of the keeper effectively hooking the door to the frame. This type of lock is especially suited to a pair of rebated doors. It requires the key to be used to lock the door in the same fashion as the 82 and so eliminates the typical type of lock-out. This lock should be used in conjunction with a mortice lock.
So if you would like to arrange to get your Yale lock upgraded and your home security improved call Capital Lock Services