A cylinder for a lock

A lock body is also known as a cylinder, which is the part of the door lock where you insert the key. A cylinder engages a range of spring-loaded pins that prevent a cylinder from turning when it is locked. The non uniform edge pushes the pins upward so as to fit the height of the key in the position within the cylinder when a key is inserted. Basically, a correct key will be recognized when the pins move into the right places. A cylinder will be opened, making a bolt moved. Then a door will be opened.

Latch or bolt

A lock engages a bolt in the door. A latch extends from the door into a frame and makes it closed. Deadbolts and spring bolts are the two main kinds of latches.


A cylinder for a lock

A deadbolt doesn’t have a spring-loading mechanism and can be unlocked or locked by using a key or a knob on one side of the door at any time. Generally, a deadbolt is regarded as a safer option between the two kinds of bolts especially when a lock has a deadbolt plunger. A deadbolt plunger that is also known as a guard bolt is smaller and next to a deadbolt. A deadbolt plunger is used to avoid a lock being picked.

Spring bolt

A spring bolt is a bolt held by a spring clip. A spring is pressed in order to unlock a bolt. When a spring is released, it snaps to a locked position. Generally, this kind of door locks automatically when closed.

Box & Strike Plate

A box refers to a bolt extending from a cylinder in a small hole that is square. A box is designed to keep a bolt safely in the doorframe.

A metal plate attaching to the door’s frame is a strike plate. A strike plate is used to guide a bolt from a cylinder in the frame’s box and to make a locking mechanism have more reinforcement.

Locks bring security to homes, shops and companies. Mechanical locks is one of the good choice on the market.