Express local Chester locksmiths offer an around the clock service for emergency situations. Included in this is our safe-cracking service for when you need access to urgent valuables at times when you have lost the keys or forgotten the code. Before using advanced techniques (drilling at weak points) and by using force, our local Chester locksmiths will try manipulate the lock to determine the combination.
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Mortice locks are the minimum standard of security that many insurance companies will accept and they come in either two, three or five lever varieties. Security and cost-wise, only five-lever locks should be fitted and the lock must conform to BS 3621. Mortice locks can be fitted either with or without a handle. If fitted with a handle, the door has to be unlocked with a key, and then opened with the handle. This is called a Sashlock.
If fitted without a handle, the door can only be opened using the key; these are called Deadlocks.