Chubb Locks Swanley Village
Chubb Lock and Mortice lock replacement in Swanley Village.
We are local locksmiths who are able to repair or replace Chubb Locks or Mortice Locks as they are more commonly known in Swanley Village.
We get many calls from residents in Swanley Village who have issues with mortice locks and specifically Chubb Locks on older properties.
Mortice locks are commonly found on timber doors. They are popular for a good reason as they offer excellent security and reliability. There are different levels of security and the more levers there are inside the mechanism, the more difficult the lock will be to pick. Those with five levers or more are generally considered to be the standard mortice lock for external doors though three-lever locks are cheaper to produce and buy, making them a good choice for internal doors.
As experienced local locksmiths in Swanley Village, we will be able to advise which mortice lock will be required for your door upon assessment.
What happened to Chubb Locks?
Mortice locks are commonly referred to as ‘Chubb Locks’ and are one of the most recognised names in residential and commercial security.
However, back in 2010, the Chubb brand owner UTC decided not to renew the license to manufacture locks which is held by ASSA ABLOY. Instead the Chubb brand name was replaced by the UNION and Yale brand on the majority of its locking products. The same products are still manufactured but no longer display the Chubb Locks brand.
As ASSA ABLOY Director, Paul Browne, explained in 2010:
“We are sad to lose the Chubb brand but the reality is that nothing will change other than the name. The same products will be made by the same people, using the same technology in the same factories but, from mid 2010, mortice locks and padlocks will carry the UNION name and additional security, such as window locks, will carry the Yale brand.” “Wherever possible we are retaining exactly the same part numbers and so householders, locksmiths and installers will still be able to order replacements for existing Chubb products. We will also be providing service and support for existing Chubb locks for many years to come.”
We repair and replace mortice locks in Swanley Village. Additionally if you have a Chubb lock product on a door in Swanley Village that requires repairing or replacing then contact us today on 01322 772 944 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org