What is a Dead Lock?

Dead locks are a type of lock that is operated solely by a key. While these products don't include a latch, they can be used in conjunction with a separate tubular latch, or as a standalone item.

Most often, a dead lock is used alongside a rim lock and door knob set on external doors.

All our dead locks are British Standard, meaning they're rated highly enough to be recognised as adequate protection by insurance policies.

Exploded diagram of a Black dead lock and two escutcheons with a nickel key. Each part of the diagram has a line coming from it, linked to a small description of its function.


Components Explained

Dead Lock - designed to be used with any of our unsprung lever handles. Mortised into the door and screw fixed in.

Key Locking - all of our sash locks come supplied with 2 or 3 keys and can either be keyed to differ or keyed alike.

Escutcheon - escutcheons are used to tidy up the appearance of the hole in your door and to protect the wood against marks or scratches made by the key. Escutcheons are screw fixed to the door and one is need for each side.

Receiver Plate - screw fixed to the frame of the door.


Leave a comment

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.