What size are Yale locks?

What size are Yale locks?

Night latches are available to purchase in two sizes, which are 40mm backset and a 60mm backset. What size lock you require will depend on the type of door you have.

How do you measure for a replacement cylinder lock?

There are two ways to measure the sizes of the euro cylinder – either in the the door or take the cylinder out of the lock. 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.

Can I replace a Yale lock myself?

The easiest lock to change is what is commonly called the Yale lock. This lock is actually called a night latch and the whole assembly does not need to be changed as the internal working latch, barrel or cylinder, can be changed independently of the rest of the mechanism.

Should I lock my front door at night?

Protection From Criminals. The most obvious reason to lock your doors at night is to protect you and your family while you sleep. Reliable companies can install locking systems for your doors that will keep intruders out while keeping your family safe.

Are all Yale locks the same size?

Size tends to be dictated by the level of security and functionality offered. Older traditional style Yale locks will often be ‘slimmer’ than modern high security models.

Are door locks standard size?

In the United States, there are two common backsets for residential door locks: 2 3/8 inches and 2 3/4 inches. Pack your locks with a 2-3/8-inch or 2-3/4-inch latch, depending on which backset you specify. Dummy sets have no latch and are surface-mounted so you can install a dummy set wherever you choose on the door.

Are lock cylinders interchangeable?

An interchangeable core or IC is an adaptable locking key cylinder. Interchangeable cores can be extracted from one lock type (bored cylindrical lock, mortise lock, padlock and so forth) and then installed into another without requiring the removal or disassembly of any single component.

Is a Yale lock easy to fit?

What is a Night Latch. A cylinder night latch, of which the Yale lock is the most common sort, is an easily fitted lock that locks itself automatically when the door is closed. It is fitted to doors which open inward.

What kind of lock is a Yale cylinder?

Commonly known also as a pin tumbler lock or euro profile cylinder, these locks are a mechanism that uses pins of varying length to keep the lock from opening with the proper key. Yale’s range consists of cylinders of all security standards and are easy to install either by a DIYer or a locksmith.

How to fit a Yale Euro profile cylinder lock?

Replacing a lock cylinder can make your home secure without having to change the entire lock. This short video shows you how to fit a Yale euro profile cylin… Replacing a lock cylinder can make your home secure without having to change the entire lock. This short video shows you how to fit a Yale euro profile cylin…

How big is a Yale Hotel master key?

When ordering a factory keyed lock system that includes Yale hotel function locks ALL cylinders in the system will need to be 7-pin in length with 7-pin keys. This applies even though the master key system will be 6-pin for expansion purposes.

Can a Yale cylinder be used on a front door?

They are normally used on external front and back doors, it’s important to fit the cylinder correctly or it will be at risk to lock snapping an other forms of attack.