The communal door lock for security without the fire risk.

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As well as fitting a communal door lock, we also do lock changes to wooden, aluminium, steel or UPVC door.

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Fitting a communal door lock to common entrance doors

The common entrance door is the door leading from the road to the apartments or flats of a building.

THIS AREA CAN BE A PROBLEM BOTH FOR SECURITY AND INSURANCE REASONS.

ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY FOR CLARIFICATION ON WHICH TYPE OF LOCK THEY REQUIRE.

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The problem with a communal door if a double locking latch is locked from the outside or a deadlock operated by a key from both sides is locked this can result in a dangerous situation.

In case of fire, the danger is if the deadlock is operated and you do not have a key, exit cannot be obtained through the door. Other problems arising if you leave your keys in the flat and exit you become trapped between doors, over the years this has become a common occurance.

Therefore a strong communal door lock with easy access needs to be fitted.

Let NORTH LONDON LOCKSMITHS help you access the best type of lock to fit.


An extremly secure lock for a communal entrance doors is the Ingersol SC73. The Ingersoll SC73 rim lock/nightlatch is supplied in various finishes and comes with 3 keys.

Deadbolt is automatically thrown when door closes and withdrawn by pull lever from inside or with use of a key outside. This lock cannot be locked from the outside. Bolt can be held back by turn snib on side of the lock case.

Suitable for inward and outward opening doors Mechanism :10 Lever Cylinder.

The price to fit in the North London area including VAT at 15% would be £60.00 plus cost of lock.


The ERA BRITISH STANDARD rim latch. This lock will cover you for any required insurance purposes and conforms to BRITISH STANDARD requirements, it is a strong lock and operates with a key from inside and outside. On a communal door it is safer to disarm the inner locking mechanism, the latch is thrown out further when the door is closed and has a deadlatching action. This lock can be mastered or keyed alike and if required can be passed to a cylinder deadlock on the same key.

The costings to fit this lock in the North London area including VAT at 15% would be £60.00 plus cost of lock This ERA lock is the one for communal doors, the rim lock cannot be locked from the inside, it surpasses the lock above for communal doors.

Fitting charge for the lock is the same as above.


For deadlocks on communal doors, there should be a turn knob from the inside to allow exit from the buiding.

There are a number of locks on the market for this situation, one being the Wellington Fort escape lock. Supplied with turn snib and escutcheon. Deadbolt is locked or unlocked by key outside and turn snib inside. Silver case finish with Stainless Steel forend.

These safety locks are supplied handed.

Very popular for housing associations and councils.

The cost to fit this lock including VAT at 15% would be £60.00 plus cost of lock.


In our opinion the best communal door lock is the Ferpasa locking bolt. This bolt locks and opens from the inside by pushing a button and sliding the bolt.

It is surface mounted and is bolted straight to the door and to the frame, therefore not weakening the door.

From the outside it is opened with a high security key with one complete turn.

Comes with 5 keys.

Maybe you have a UPVC door lock, on your communal door, and you have problems with it, we repair or replace all types of UPVC door locks.


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We would always advice you have a tradesman visit your premises and assess the situation on a communal door lock or any other type of lock.

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