Mortice Lock Non-destructive Entry
There's a good chance you have a mortice dead lock installed if you have a wooden door in your home.
The mortice lock shown in the video below is a British standard dead lock approved by insurance companies to comply with home insurance.
If you have one of these locks and you find yourself locked out, call a non-destructive locksmith! We've visited customers who have tried drilling through their own door to gain access, causing extensive damage to the lock and door. Gaining entry yourself may sound like a money saving idea, but getting in without causing damage can prove difficult and is likely to cost you more in the long run due to repair bills. Even some locksmiths who haven't had the appropriate training may find it difficult to gain entry without causing damage.
Before booking a locksmith, take the time to check they're trained in non-destructive mortice lock entry. This will prevent damage to your door and is likely to save you money.
Here is an example of a mortice lock being picked non-destructively by myself (LockRite Brighton) using a multi pick. If a locksmith doesnt attempt to pick your lock, but they choose to use a drill straight away, it's possible they're after a quick payday to replace your lock at your expense.
Posted By : LockRite Locksmiths Brighton