Lever Tumbler Locks
What is a Lever Tumbler Lock
The Lever Tumbler Lock gets its name from its use of to restrict its bolt from being moved within the locking mechanism. In the most basic form of a lever tumbler lock, the tumbler being raised to a certain height will create enough room for the bolt to slide past. Simply put, when a corresponding key enters the mechanism, the bolt is released and moves the to a height that’ll allow the to unlock.
The number ofin a Lever Tumbler Lock can differ from to lock, but more often than not, it’s an odd number. This is because lever tumblers can be opened from both the inside and outside of a , and for this to work, the symmetry afforded by the odd number of is needed. Also, the more the , the more the security assured by a Lever Tumbler.
Lever Tumblers in certain circles are often referred to as Lever Mortice Deadlocks or Sashlocks.
How do Lever Tumbler Locks work?
Using a Lever Tumbler Lock involves manipulating a sequence of. These are typically 3-5 in number and they need to be pushed to an adequate height before the bolt can be released.
Keys used for Lever Tumblers are usually bitted so that they can push theto a position that’ll open the locked .
Lever Tumbler Locks Design
For thisto be opened, the key inserted into the has to lift each to a minimum height before the locking bolt will move. But the number of that need to be lifted depends on the design of a specific Lever Tumbler. Below are examples of different designs with different number of
3 Lever Locks: A common lever lock that’s mostly used only where minimum security is required.
5 Lever Locks: Our expert locksmiths usually recommend this variation to our clients who are keen on keeping their security a top priority. For insurance purposes, the installation of the current British Standard of this (BS3621:2007) is usually required. This is because most BS3621 locks come with anti- installations, and also have anti-drill plates and hardened bolts to protect the locking mechanism from brute force attacks.
Who Invited The Lever Tumbler Lock?
Robert Barron created the Double Acting Lever Lock in 1778. It utilised multipleinstead of just two which was the previous standard. The reason why the were previously limited to only two levers was because the original used were too large and left no room for anymore within the mechanism. But having two levers was impractical because such were child’s play to .
Thankfully, technological advancement made it possible to makesmaller and thus leave room for multiple within the mechanism. The more the , the higher the security.
What do Lever Tumbler Locks cost?
On the average, a Lever Tumbler can cost anywhere between £40 and £70. It all depends on the’s manufacturer, and the quality and number of within the locking mechanism. But that’s just the price for the . The cost of installing the is separate and is highly dependent of the locksmith in given the job. Fortunately for you, our locksmiths can offer you a great deal on installation of Lever Tumbler locks.
If you need a Lever Tumbler installed or repaired anywhere in, we are available to serve you 24/7, all year round. We ensure all our installed have received necessary approval from all pertinent regulating bodies. We also only use brands of lever tumbler locks that we’ve tested and have come to trust during our years of experience providing locksmith solutions in .
Are Lever Tumbler Locks Secure?
Because of the intricate nature of Lever Tumblers, they have to be perfectly engineered. The slightest error in its design can compromise its entire security capability. Because our establishment wants nothing more than to ensure your security and convenience, we only offer brands of Lever Tumbler Locks that we can vouch for to keep you safe.
Our expert locksmiths recommend lock brands such as Chubb who have developed a reputation for quality and reliability. Their Lever Tumblers are known to be manufactured with reinforced security and more complex lever systems.