The versatility and design of the Yale lock

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Advantages for property owners & locksmiths

The design of the Yale lock makes it a popular choice with property owners and locksmiths alike. A Yale lock is known as a pin tumbler lock or rim cylinder. One of the reasons they are so popular with Locksmiths is that the internal cylinder can be changed without altering the boltwork hardware. Another reason is that the locksmith can easily unscrew the cylinder for re-keying. This action requires loosening a set screw and then sliding the cylinder from the bolt work.

The Yale Lock also has another advantage: using the same key, you can obtain the cylinders in different formats from lock manufacturers. This allows the user to use master critical systems, including locks such as night latches, deadbolts, and roller door locks.

Yale locks for commercial & domestic use

The Yale lock is widely used in commercial and domestic settings worldwide. It is commonly seen as the most popular and well-known lock. This is due in part to its design and flexibility. It was also where the original idea of the ever-popular euro cylinder began its journey.

Bluetooth Yale locks

The popularity of the Yale lock is set to continue as well, with innovations incorporating digital technology. Two years ago, Yale announced a residential door lock that uses Bluetooth technology and works wirelessly using digital keys on a smartphone. The system incorporates both iOS and Android. Users can select the key they need to open the door and hold their smartphone to the lock, which will open the door.

If you are in the Sheffield area and want to learn more about the Yale Lock’s versatility and design, call Stephen directly on 0114 291 9273.

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About S Fretwell & Sons of Sheffield


We are a family business established in 1980, Stephen is DBS checked and a member of the Association of Accredited Locksmiths. We are a local company based in Sheffield.


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