The night latch is jamming
It is a common issue that the night latch is jamming , doesn’t slide properly and so on.
It is mandatory for a good quality night latch to have at least a medium security rim lock.
A door with a heavy duty night latch but with basic rim lock is no good , meaning the security of the door is being reduced low as basic security .
The vulnerability of the door is obvious.
Our locksmith keep this type on stock ad they could be at your door in 15-20min. At locksmith emergencies you will receive a professional installation with a six months warranty, BS approved for insurance purposes.
We recommend installation of a door bell camera, with a sensor light at the top and why not a recording camera inside and outside.
Of course a high security burglary alarm is highly recommended to anyone.
Feel free to call or send a message for a quotation .
Coming back to night latches , if you have have an old one please consider to replace in the near future . These days night latches comes with anti drill rims, anti swipe , anti pick , anti snap; less likely to jam or not sliding properly .
If there is any stiffness on the key or doesn’t slide as it should we strongly suggest you to call us as soon as possible.