5 Common Types of Locks
Although there are well over 10 frequently used locks that are readily available, we thought we’d give you a list and brief explanation of the 5 most commonly used, installed and repaired locks by Locksmith Canberra.
Padlock: The most commonly used and recognised lock. They come in many different sizes and shapes, are opened by either a key or a combination lock and are the only portable lock available.
Deadbolt: Are a fixed lock that comes in three main types; single and double barrel, and thumb-turn/knib. This lock is most commonly installed on external doors, in partnership with a knob lock.
Knob Lock: Partnered with deadbolts on external doors, as well as on their own on internal doors. They are the most common internal door lock for residential houses.
Lever-handle: are the most common internal commercial door lock, and they are opened by the handle moving downwards.
Cam Lock: Small lock found on objects such as filing cabinets and letterboxes.
Whatever type of locks you have around the home or business, you can contact us for any issues that arise, at any time. We are here to help you 24/7.