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    How many levers can a mortice lock have?

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    How many levers can a mortice lock and what are the benefits or disadvantages of more levers?

    Asked by Christian on 19th May 2022
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    Pjm decorating & maintenance

    "The higher the number of levers generally the more secure it is , also you might want to check home insurance as it does stipulate in certain cases that your locks has to meet British standards and a certain no. Of levers , levers go from 2 all the way up to 7. 7 usually being on gun cabinets or home safes (5 level is usually adequate )"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    HandymanSouthLondon

    "Mortice Lever Locks, mainly with the number of levers that they have. In simple, the more levers the lock has, the more secure it is. It is harder for a key to open a door with 5 levers than it is for a door with 1 lever. Generally the thickness of the door can have an impact on how many levers you can use with a Mortice Lever lock. The number of levers can be anything from 1 to 5."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Locksmith Kings

    "Can have upto 5 levers. Although you have what are called detainer locks which contain more.

    5 levers are usually insurance-covered and kitemarked to British standard requirements.

    Its a lot harder to manipulate than a lower lever lock"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    PGM Locksmith

    "Mortice locks are 3 lever or 5 lever. 5 lever are more secure they have a curtain around the key hole making them virtually impossible to pick"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Dragon locks

    "Usually 3 or 5. Insurance companies require a 5 lever mortise lock where entry can be gained to a dwelling . More levers harder to pick."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    All London Locksmiths Ltd

    "There are 4 types of lever mortice locks.
    2 Levers
    3 Levers
    5 Levers
    5 Levers BS3621.
    The first 2 are for internal doors. The last 2 are for extranal doors with the BS3621 being an Insurance Approved lock which is the best mortice.
    Having more levers gives you more security and sequences on the key."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Lock out locks

    "Hi internal mortice locks are 2/3 levers
    External bs mortice locks are normally 5 levers but some locks are more"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    SDS Same day Security (Portsmouth)

    "3, 4 or 5 is the normal with a shielded 5 being most secure"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

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