When it comes to the safety and security of your home and family, a night latch is a great form of protection. The night latches on offer at Total Locksmiths are a quick and easy way to ensure that your doors are always secure. Find out all you need to know about a night latch below:

What are they?

A night latch is a locking mechanism that can be placed on any of the doors in your home – though, they are commonly found on front doors – as a means of protection from intruders. A key is used to open the latch from the outside and a handle or knob is used to open it from inside the home. Once the door has been closed, the latch is automatically activated.

How do they work?

When the correct key is used to open the door, the pins within the rim cylinder are aligned. This alignment means that the key can turn, and the latch will move back into the mechanism, allowing the door to open. The night latches use a spring mechanism that allows them to lock immediately once a door has been closed. Additions to these latches, such as deadlocks, allow you to lock the latch into place – whether the door is open or closed.

Types of night latches

There are a few different types of night latches on offer at Total Locksmiths. These include the standard, deadlock and jimmy proof night latches. The Jimmy proof latch is designed to ensure that the latch cannot be removed from the door.