Are 5 lever mortice locks a good choice?

Is a five lever mortice lock a good choice for fitting a new door lock? why/why not? And might it depend on the property/type of door I have?

Asked by minesh on 21st Apr 2022
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"A five-lever is the base requirement for insurance purposes for a front door or main entrance, but they come in many different levels and prices. When used in combination with other types, will give greater security."
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"very recommended BS 5 levers mortice, solid, not expensive and reliable."
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Yes, a 5 lever mortise is a good choice. Preferably to be used as an additional lock on timber doors.

With 5 lever locks, you'd want to have a British standard one rather than a standard 5 Lever. (Older and non-insurance covered)"
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Five lever mortice locks are a good choice. I would recommend also fitting a suitable rim cylinder lock with a night latch for added security. Five lever mortise locks are normally found on wooden doors in a domestic setting"
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
Mortice locks are very secure and look pretty classy on new wooden doors, they are normally limited to a deadbolt or sash lock options, as such if you wanted a multi-lock system you would normally go for a cylinder lock. There is an Era Vectis option which is a multi-locking mortice type lock.

You can also get a mortice case that takes a cylinder lock as well. All those options look good and are secure. Finally, Rim cylinders are pretty secure these days and look good on wooden doors.


Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"If you have a wooden door the best security lock to fit is a BS3621 Insurance Approved deadlock as they have an anti-drill plate and anti-saw bolt that protects against burglars and is why they are approved by Insurance Companies"
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
"If you’ve got a wooden door. 3 star 5 lever locks are highly recommended. They have a curtain around the keyhole making them virtually impossible to pick and unless you know what make of look it is it can’t be drilled out."
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"Yes, they are, however, a mortice deadlock is a better more secure option."
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"good choice for a timber door I would recommend you use an insurance rated 5 lever lock"
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"Yes, if you can find information look for the BS 3621 on it as then you know it’s well tested.

It does depend on if you have a UPVC door or a wooden door but you can get a Upvc mortise lock and I would recommend that too (no need for an extra cylinder)"
Answered on 21st Apr 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
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