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Types of Locks we use

We carry a wide range of Locks depending on your needs. If you want upgrades for your present security we can offer BS3261 Insurance approved Locks ranging from Mortice Sash or dead Locks, Yale Type Locks to include Euro Locks (For Upvc or composite doors) If your budget is unable to stretch to these we also offer excellent quality budget Locks in all types with your needs very much in our minds. Brand names to include Chubb, ERA, Union, Securefast, Legge etc.

There are many different types of lock but the main locks you are likely to find on a residential property are listed below. It is helpful when contacting us if you are able to identify which type you have.


Mortice locks fit into a slot cut into the edge of the door and are often referred to as ‘Chubb’ locks but are actually made by many different companies. Most insurance companies specify that the lock must contain at least 5 levers and conform to British Standards 3621. The deadlocking feature means that a thief can’t smash a nearby glass panel to open the door from the inside or, having entered through a window, carry your belongings out through the door. There are two variations of deadlocks, the mortice deadbolt and the mortice sashlock. A sashlock will have a handle attached in order to open the door whereas the deadbolt has no handle.


A rim lock is attached to the face of the door and latches automatically when you close the door unless held open with the snib. They are commonly referred to as ‘Yale’ locks but can be made by many different companies. A rim lock should be used in conjunction with a mortice deadlock.


This locks automatically when the door is closed and is more secure than other types of rim latch. It needs a key to open it from both the inside and the outside and should meet BS: 3621.


Multi-point locks are usually found in UPVC (plastic) and aluminium doors and employ a combination of hooks, bolts and rollers to secure the door. They are usually operated with a euro cylinder in either a ‘keyway’ or oval shape.

Latest Reviews

Read the 5 star review written about Alympic Locksmiths on Freeindex.co.uk Here a just a few examples of the latest reviews written by our customers…

“I was impressed by the speedy response and ability to assist when my car keys were locked accidentaly in the boot of my car. The service was excellent, reasonably priced and the job was done in a remarkably short time -many thanks, I would definitely use this service again.”
Lavinia Swain, Birmingham

“I called Mark on Tuesday to fit an additional lock to my front door and he managed to squeeze me in 2 days later. He arrived very punctually (in fact a few minutes early) worked quickly, cleanly and efficiently. The lock was first rate including added in some nice Brass plates as the lock itself was chrome. He even spent some time giving me tips on home security in general. Highly recommend.”
Joanne Young, Birmingham

“Mark – what a hero you are ! My wife had managed to get herself locked out of the house, but needed to pick my son up from nursery… Trouble was that the set of keys stuck in the other side of the door had the car keys dangling from them. We called Mark, who was working in Wolverhampton ( we’re in Birmingham) and he obviously saw the problem because he managed to get over from Wolverhampton and sort them problem out – and then go back to his other job. If you are going to have a locksmith – have Mark. He wont fleece you ( he didnt with us, despite the miles he had to drive to get over ) – he’s a skilled locksmith but even better, trustworthy and he really puts himself out for his customers.
Absolutely no doubt that I will recommend him to everyone on Earth !”
Kieran James Keegan, Birmingham

The Alympic Locksmith team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind words! We really appreciate all of your feedback.