Rim Locks & Night Latches
Rim Lock Nightlatches are fitted on the face of the door, rather than being mortised into the door. Especially for thin doors, which are too narrow to cut for installing a mortice lock, nightlatches are an ideal solution. Rim Locks can be used on internal doors, cupboard doors, shed doors and similar. A Rim Lock Nightlatch requires a key to open the door from the outside, and occupants inside the house can open the door by turning a lever handle by hand. Often a snib is included on a Nightlatch so that the door can be left on the latch - if people are coming in and out of the property, they will not get locked out.
Rim Auto Deadlocking Nightlatches automatically deadlock when the door is closed and include the Ingersoll SC71 Rim Auto Deadlocking Nightlatch, and the Union 1097 and 1098 Auto Deadlocking Nightlatch, which is available in a 40mm or 60mm backset in various different finishes. Ranges of rim locks include Ezlok, ERA, Union, Yale, Legge, Ingersoll and Cisa, depending on the exact specification required. These brands are available from easylock, the UK’s main supplier of Rim Locks and Nightlatches.