Lock types

Types Of Locks – Door Locks


There are a wide variety of door locks available to purchase, the best choice for your home will be dependent on the type and material of door, and level of security required.

Defining the type of locks on your doors is crucial when it comes to home insurance and improving security could offer benefits.

euro lock Cylinder

This type of lock is extremely popular and found on many different types of door locks and security applications.

A euro cylinder forms an integral part of many types of locks including multi-point locks used on PVCu doors and some mortice locks used on timber doors.


There are three basic types of euro cylinder:

• Single Cylinder – Euro profile single cylinders offer key access from one side only
• Double Cylinder – Euro profile double cylinders offer key access from both sides of the door
• Double Cylinder with Thumbturn – Euro profile Thumbturn cylinders offer key access from one side and a thumbturn from the other side of the door.

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