Do cylinder locks come in different sizes?
The length of lock you need will depend on the thickness of the door, so begin by measuring that. Typically, full-size euro lock sizes range between 60mm and 120mm, with the central cam located precisely halfway along the barrel. Meanwhile, half euro cylinders are on average between 40 and 50mm in length.
How do I know what size cylinder lock I need?
Measure from the outside edge of the door (including furniture) to the centre of your door. This is dimension A and is called the External Size to Centre. Next, measure from the inside edge of your door (including furniture) to the centre of your door to find dimension B, the Internal Size to Centre.
Is a double-cylinder lock better than single?
Generally, single-cylinder deadbolts are less secure than double-cylinder options. They could potentially allow easier access to the home from intruders in the know. Furthermore, they’re easy for small children to use, which means they could get outside without anyone being aware.
What is the difference between single-cylinder and double-cylinder door locks?
Double-cylinder locks operate with a key on both sides of the deadbolt. Single-cylinder locks can be locked from the inside by a thumb turn.
What is the difference between 5 pin and 6 pin Euro cylinder?
5 pin locks are found on a lot of the older euro cylinders but these are now made as 6 pin. The extra pin means the key is slightly longer and that’s all it is. How easy is it to replace a euro cylinder? Very easy.
Are all lock cylinders the same?
It may be a bit longer or shorter, and the end may look slightly different depending on the brand of lock. The depth of the cylinder is determined by the depth of the lever, and the end is determined by how the cylinder engages the locking mechanism of the lever.
How do you measure a cylinder lock on a door?
Both are easy! Measure from the centre of the screw hole (X) to the edge of the handle backplate on the outside (O) and round up the size to the next 5mm increment i.e. 32mm = 35mm. This will ensure the euro cylinder protrudes from the backplate of the handle (try to keep it as close to the backplate as possible).
Are cylinder locks secure?
Many facilities are beginning to equip their units with cylinder locks. These are the most secure locks available because they are housed internally within the storage unit, similar to front door locks in your house or apartment.
Can you replace a 5 pin cylinder lock with 6 pin?
Can I replace my 5 pin euro lock with a 6 pin? Yes and they can be any make too. 5 pin locks are found on a lot of the older euro cylinders but these are now made as 6 pin. The extra pin means the key is slightly longer and that’s all it is.