Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Despite there now being dozens of specialist companies producing high quality security hardware year in and year out, one name truly stands out above the rest. Yale is one of the most popular lock companies in the whole world, and with good reason.
A Brand with History
Yale began as Yale Lock Manufacturing Co. in New York, America in 1868. It was founded by Henry R. Towne and Linus Yale Jr. - the latter of whom invented the pin tumbler lock which is now still utilised right across the world today. Since then, the brand has gone from strength to strength, the quality of its products making it a household name and a go-to source of almost any security hardware you can imagine. All Yale locks have been thoroughly tested to meet the highest of international standards. Here are some of our favourite current Yale products that can be utilised for both home and office protection.
Yale Door Locks
Simple & Elegant: Yale 723 Traditional Deadlocking Nightlatch
If a design works perfectly, why change it? This particular model is perhaps the most well-known of all the brand’s items - to the point that most other nightlatches, whatever their make - are regularly colloquially referred to as “Yale locks”. It’s easy to operate - simply use the thumb turn to pull the latch back for regular access from one side (the door will be deadlocked and inaccessible from the other unless you have the key), or push the sliding snub into place to hold the latch back and enable free access from either side. You can use it on its own or alongside a mortice lock for extra security.
Yale PBS2 BS3621: 2007 High Security Nightlatch
This design features a traditional nightlatch with a slightly adjusted design. A key is required on either side in order to gain access, and, while there is still the option to hold the sturdy latch back in order to allow free movement from one side to the other, the mechanism automatically deadbolts when the door is pulled or swung shut.
Specialist: Yale Doormaster British Standard - Maximum Security PAS3621:2011
This is a specialist uPVC multipoint Yale door lock that can be cropped to size and features a strong set of anti drill plates and exceptionally tough hardware. Multipoint locks are almost impossible to bypass and with these exceptional additional features, your uPVC doors will be exceptionally secure.
Smart: Yale YD-01 Electronic Digital Lock
This sophisticated electronic lock is only accessible through use of a secure PIN code that can be punched into the illuminated pad. There is also a tamper evident security seal to reveal whether or not someone has attempted to gain unauthorised access to your property.
Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock
Keyless access is proving to be the way of the future, with this technology even extending to our vehicles. This particular type of lock provides a multitude of simple solutions to all your security needs. There’s no need for a key - access can be obtained using your smartphone, key tag or key card, or via bluetooth remote control. It has a built in tamper alarm and an emergency backup battery in case of a power cut. It features additional security in the form of a thumb turn, and has been tested to 3 star attack level - meaning you can rely on its sturdiness.
Yale Window Locks: Yale 8K100 Metal Window Lock - Visi Packed
It’s vital that you secure all of your windows with high quality locks to ensure the total security of your property. Yale provides window locks designed for all types of frames, including metal, wood and uPVC. This particular model can be operated with a simple thumbturn and key, and is exceptionally strong - after all, windows are the most popular access points during incidents of theft.
Yale Padlocks: Yale L850 Bronze Closed Shackle Padlocks
Whether you wish to secure a shed, a gate, a bike chain or an animal hutch, a strong padlock will always come in handy. Weatherproof models that feature a hardened steel closed shackle are far more difficult to break, and provide the very best protection.
Author: Richard Nash
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