How to identify a lock in 3 easy steps- Leftway Locksmith

Not sure how to identify a lock? Fear not. We are here to help! Feel free to browse through the page, where you will find an extensive list of locks, most commonly fitted on doors, windows, and gates. Follow our guide to narrow down the options for a replacement lock.

If you need a lock replaced, repaired, installed, serviced, or adjusted, we are here to help. Feel free to get in touch with us, for expert advice, professional locksmith services, or a free quote. We are here to help you to get optimal security on doors, windows, and gates, using traditional locking systems.

How to identify a lock
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How to identify a lock

You have a lock, but don’t know the name, technical term, or brand, or plain and simply don’t know how to identify a lock? Here are the 3 easy steps. Try to remove the lock from the door, window, or gate, visually inspect it, and use the list and photos below to compare it with. You will likely be able to narrow down the options, and even find what you looking for. Still not able to identify the lock? Give us a call or send us photos of the offending lock, and we will be happy to assist.

  • Window locks

  • Door locks

  • Gate locks

Window locks

UPVC window lock
UPVC window lock
UPVC window lock shootbolt

Window security bolt

UPVC window espag gearbox
UPVC window espag gearbox
Casement window locking handle

Casement window locking handle

UPVC window lock shootbolt

UPVC window lock shootbolt

Window locking restrictor
Window locking restrictor
Concealed window restrictor

Concealed window restrictor

Sash stopper

Sash stopper

Inline UPVC window handle

Inline UPVC window handle

Cockspur UPVC window handle

Cockspur UPVC window handle

Tilt and turn window handle
Tilt and turn window handle
Offset UPVC window handle

Offset UPVC window handle

Side hung UPVC window hinge
Side hung UPVC window hinge
Top hung UPVC window hinge

Top hung UPVC window hinge

UPVC window keep

UPVC window keep

Child safe window restrictor

UPVC window keep

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Door locks

UPVC door gearbox

UPVC door gearbox

Composite door gearbox

Composite door gearbox

French door slave leaf gearbox
French door slave leaf gearbox
Patio door gearbox

Patio door gearbox

Aluminium door lock

Aluminium door lock

Metal door lock

Metal door lock

UPVC door shootbolt

UPVC door shootbolt

Sliding door lock

Sliding door lock

Inline UPVC window handle

Multi point locking mechanism

Bullet lock

Bullet lock

Roller shutter lock

Roller shutter lock

Cabinet lock

Cabinet lock

Post and letterbox lock

Post and letterbox lock

Half euro cylinder

Half euro cylinder

Dummy cylinder

Dummy cylinder

Double euro cylinder
Double euro cylinder
Anti snap double euro cylinder

Anti snap double euro cylinder

Cog cylinder
Cog cylinder
Double oval cylinder

Double oval cylinder

Half oval cylinder

Half oval cylinder

Double key and turn euro cylinder

Key and turn euro cylinder

Key and turn oval cylinder

Key and turn oval cylinder

Rim cylinder
Rim cylinder
1 star cylinder lock
1 star cylinder lock
3 star cylinder lock
3 star cylinder lock
Thumbturn screw in cylinder

Thumbturn screw in cylinder

Garage door lock

Garage door lock

Screw in cylinder

Screw in cylinder

Garage door lock barrel

Garage door lock barrel

Euro WC cylinder

Euro WC cylinder

Garage door locking kit

Garage door locking kit

Oval WC cylinder

Oval WC cylinder

Garage door handle

Garage door handle

Bathroom door lock

Bathroom door lock

Bathroom door lock

2 Lever Fire Brigade deadlock

3 lever mortice deadlock

3 lever mortice deadlock

4 lever concertina door lock

4 lever concertina door lock

5 lever mortice deadlock

5 lever mortice deadlock

5 Lever British Standard deadlock

5 Lever British Standard deadlock

DIN Standard euro deadlock
DIN Standard euro deadlock
Euro deadlock
Euro deadlock
Oval mortice deadlock
Oval mortice deadlock
DIN Euro sashlock
DIN Euro sashlock
Mortice nightlatch
Mortice nightlatch
Euro mortice nightlatch
Euro mortice sashlock
Oval mortice nightlatch
Oval mortice nightlatch
2 Lever mortice sashlock
2 Lever mortice sashlock
3 Lever mortice sashlock
3 Lever mortice sashlock
Horizontal 3 Lever sashlock
Horizontal 3 Lever sashlock
5 Lever British Standard sashlock
5 Lever British Standard sashlock
Mortice euro sashlock
Mortice euro sashlock
Mortice oval sashlock
Mortice oval sashlock
Horizontal detainer sashlock
Horizontal detainer sashlock
Detainer sashlock
Detainer sashlock
Deadlocking nightlatch
Deadlocking nightlatch
British Standard nightlatch
Deadlocking nightlatch
Deadbolt nightlatch
Deadbolt nightlatch
Drawback rimlock
Drawback rimlock
Non-deadlocking nightlatch
Non-deadlocking nightlatch
Rollerbolt nightlatch
Rollerbolt nightlatch
1 Lever rim deadlock
1 Lever rim deadlock
2 Lever rim deadlock
2 Lever rim deadlock
3 Lever rim deadlock
3 Lever rim deadlock
5 Lever rim deadlock
5 Lever rim deadlock
Rim latch
Rim latch
1 Lever rim lock
1 Lever rim lock
2 Lever rim lock
2 Lever rim lock
3 Lever rim lock
3 Lever rim lock
Digital lock
Digital lock
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Gate locks

Double locking long throw gate lock
Double locking long throw gate lock
Single locking long throw gate lock
Single locking long throw gate lock
Wooden gate digital lock
Wooden gate digital lock
Wooden gate digital lock
Wooden gate digital lock
Gate lock with round cylinder
Gate lock with round cylinder
Gate lock lockable from one side
Gate lock lockable from one side
Side pull gate latch
Side pull gate latch
Single sided digital gate lock
Single sided digital gate lock
Long throw gate locking bolt with cylinder
Long throw gate locking bolt
Dual cover mortice gate hook lock
Dual cover mortice gate hook lock
Full plate mortice gate hook lock
Full plate mortice gate hook lock
Bolt on deadlock
Bolt on deadlock
Bolt on latch deadlock
Bolt on latch deadlock
Bolt on digital exit pushpad
Bolt on digital exit pushpad
Bolt on cylinder exit pushpad
Bolt on cylinder exit pushpad
Double sided surface mounted digital lock
Double sided digital lock
Double throw euro deadlock
Double throw euro deadlock
Gate drop bolt
Gate drop bolt
Surface mounted gate lock
Surface mounted gate lock
Lockable drop bolt
Lockable drop bolt
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Locksmith Services

We very much believe after comparing the offending lock you have, with the list of locks displayed on our How to identify a lock webpage, you managed to narrow down the options. The next step is to get the right tools for repairing, replacing, or installing it. And that’s before you need to spend hours on the internet for the correct lock type.

This is where we can simplify the process, with our expert locksmith services. We can source the correct lock, at the right price, and we will install or replace it professionally, without breaking the bank. Not to mention that we always endeavor to repair a lock, unless is broken beyond repair, and as such, we will need to replace it.

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  • Prompt service

  • Lock repair

  • Lock replacement

  • UPVC door lock repair

  • Door repair

  • Emergency locksmith
  • Home movers lock package

  • Mobile key cutting

  • Window repair

  • Lock installation

  • Composite door specialist

  • Free locksmith quote

  • Gate repair

Brilliant service quick and got the job done asap really pleased.

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What we do

  • Lock repair
  • Sticking latches
  • Key won’t turn
  • Seized up mechanism
  • Worn pins in Cylinder locks
  • Worn keys
  • Deadbolt won’t retract or engage
  • The key can’t be rotated
  • Latch won’t retract or engage
  • The door cannot be opened
  • The key won’t go into the lock
  • Door cannot be locked
  • Window cannot be locked
  • Gate cannot be locked
  • Window cannot be opened
  • Gate cannot be opened
  • Window cannot be unlocked
  • Door cannot be unlocked
  • Gate cannot be unlocked
  • Loose lock
  • UPVC door lock repairs
  • UPVC door gearbox repair and replacement
  • UPVC door handle repair and replacement
  • UPVC door multi point locking mechanism repair and replacement
  • UPVC door keeps repair, replacement, and adjustment
  • UPVC door lock cylinder repair, replacement, and upgrade
  • UPVC door hinges repair, replacement, and adjustment
  • UPVC door realignment and adjustment
  • Door repair
  • Wooden door repair
  • UPVC door repair
  • Composite door repair
  • Gate repair
  • Wooden gate repair
  • Metal gate repair

Locksmiths near you

We are the trusted local locksmith in your area for businesses and residents alike. Our service area includes Northamptonshire and the nearby region, where we can offer fast response times, from as little as 30 minutes. For the fastest locksmiths in your area, you can rely on your local locksmith to find out how to identify a lock.

Comprehensive list of locations where we provide our locksmith services

  • Bedford
  • Biddenham
  • Brickhill
  • Bridge End
  • Bromham
  • Brook End
  • Carlton
  • Clapham
  • Cranfield
  • Felmersham
  • Gibraltar
  • Harrold
  • Kempston Hardwick
  • Keysoe
  • Little Staughton
  • Marston Moretaine
  • Melchbourne
  • Milton Ernest
  • Oakley
  • Pavenham
  • Radwell
  • Ravensden
  • Riseley
  • Salph End
  • Sharnbrook
  • Souldrop
  • Stevington
  • Stewartby
  • Swineshead
  • Thurleigh
  • Turvey
  • Wixams
  • Wood End
  • Wootton
  • Brigstock
  • Bulwick
  • Corby
  • Cottingham
  • Deene
  • Great Oakley
  • Gretton
  • Laxton
  • Little Oakley
  • Middleton
  • Pipewell
  • Rockingham
  • Rushton
  • Stanion
  • Stoke Albany
  • Weldon
  • Wilbarston
  • Arthingworth
  • Braybrooke
  • Desborough
  • Pipewell
  • Rushton
  • Stoke Albany
  • Thorpe Underwood
  • Wilbarston
  • Abbots Ripton
  • Alconbury
  • Brampton
  • Brington
  • Buckden
  • Buckworth
  • Bythorn
  • Catworth
  • Conington
  • Easton
  • Ellington
  • Fenstanton
  • Godmanchester
  • Great Stukeley
  • Hartford
  • Hemingford Grey
  • Huntingdon
  • Keyston
  • Kimbolton
  • Little Stukeley
  • Molesworth
  • Perry
  • Spaldwick
  • Stow Longa
  • Upton
  • Wennington
  • Wyton
  • Broughton
  • Burton Latimer
  • Barton Seagrave
  • Cranford
  • Finedon
  • Geddington
  • Grafton Underwood
  • Isham
  • Kettering
  • Loddington
  • Newton
  • Orlingbury
  • Pytchley
  • Thorpe Malsor
  • Warkton
  • Weekley
  • Thrapston
  • Woodford
  • Clipston
  • Dingley
  • East Farndon
  • Great Oxendon
  • Lubenham
  • Market Harborough
  • Marston Trussell
  • Sutton Bassett
  • Weston by Welland
  • Lavendon
  • Olney
  • Clifton Reynes
  • Emberton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newport Pagnell
  • Newton Blossomville
  • North Crawley
  • Sherington
  • Stoke Goldington
  • Weston Underwood

  • Abington
  • Boughton
  • Chapel Brampton
  • Church Brampton
  • Cogenhoe
  • Collingtree
  • Dallington
  • Duston
  • Grange Park
  • Great Houghton
  • Hardingstone
  • Harpole
  • Hopping Hill
  • Hunsbury Meadows
  • Kislingbury
  • Little Houghton
  • Milton Malsor
  • Moulton
  • Moulton Park
  • Northampton
  • Overstone
  • Queens Park
  • Rothersthorpe
  • Sywell
  • Upton
  • Weston Favell
  • Alwalton
  • Chesterton
  • Elton
  • Farcet
  • Folksworth
  • Fotheringhay
  • Great Gidding
  • Haddon
  • Luddington in the Brook
  • Oundle
  • Peterborough
  • Stilton
  • Thurning
  • Winwick
  • Woodnewton
  • Yaxley
  • Raunds
  • Ringstead
  • Denford Ash
  • Keyston
  • Hargrave
  • Chelveston
  • Stanwick
  • Denford
  • Little Addington
  • Great Addington
  • Shelton
  • Covington

  • Arthingworth
  • Cransley
  • Harrington
  • Loddington
  • Maidwell
  • Orton
  • Rothwell
  • Thorpe Malsor
  • Thorpe Underwood
  • Eaton Socon
  • Eynesbury
  • Hail Weston
  • Little Paxton
  • St Neots
  • Wyboston
  • Ashton
  • Blisworth
  • Gayton
  • Greens Norton
  • Paulerspury
  • Roade
  • Shutlanger
  • Silverstone
  • Stoke Bruerne
  • Stoke Bruerne
  • Tiffield
  • Towcester
  • Whittlebury
  • Wood Burcote

Clients

The locksmith profession encompasses a wide array of sectors, each presenting unique challenges and opportunities. From traditional lock and key services to a wide range of maintenance tasks, our skilled professionals play a vital role in safeguarding our Client’s homes and businesses. From a one-off residential locksmith Customer requiring lock-out assistance, to complex commercial locksmith services, we are the unsung heroes for our Clients in many sectors and industries.

Customer satisfaction is at the core of our business. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing a friendly and professional service. Our locksmiths are not only skilled technicians but also trustworthy individuals who respect your privacy and property. Join the long list of our Clients, who trusted us to upkeep the functioning of their building’s locks, windows, gates, and doors.

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Public sector
  • Retail
  • Construction
Residential locksmith

Residential

Commercial locksmith

Commercial

Healthcare locksmith

Healthcare

Public sector locksmith

Public sector

Retail locksmith

Retail

Construction locksmith

Construction

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About us

Leftway Locksmith since its early days when it was founded in Northamptonshire, has grown into a respected locksmith company, serving many local, regional, and even national Clients. Our business remains a family-run and independent locksmith company, not part of a franchise or national chain. We are determined to continue providing a service where core values are integrity, reliability, and affordability.

Don’t let lock-related issues stress you out. Contact us today and let our experts handle all your locksmith needs in Rushden. We are here to provide you with reliable, professional, and affordable locksmith services that you can count on.

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  • Client focused
  • Affordable
  • Work guaranteed
  • Highly rated

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Contact us

We are thrilled to have you here and are ready to assist you on your journey trying to find out how to identify a lock. We aim to offer a seamless booking process, be it an emergency call or just simple advice over the phone. Contact us anytime, using our 24/7 telephone line, where we will be happy to assist you with all your queries. Alternatively, you can use WhatsApp, email, or the form on our contact page.

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Frequently asked questions

Leftway Locksmith is happy to assist, whether is a broken or malfunctioning lock or you require locks to be repaired, replaced, or installed.

With Leftway Locksmith, there is no set price or call-out fee. The price is established after a short discussion over the phone, once the locksmith has an idea what the issue is. In some cases, a survey is required which is free, followed by a free quote.

Payment can be made using cash or any major credit or debit card. For regular and ,,on account” Clients, we can offer flexible payment and invoicing terms.

Yes. All our estimates, surveys and quotes are free.
As standard, all our supplied and installed parts come with a 12-month warranty.

Depending on your location, we can get to you in as little as 15 minutes. Our average response time is 30 minutes for emergency call-outs.

Yes. We aim to open locks using non-destructive entry techniques and tools, whenever possible.

We carry a wide range of styles, brands, and types of locks on our best stocked vans in the region. Therefore, we can satisfy and even exceed all our Client’s requirements.

We can repair a defective or broken lock if is repairable. In situations when the lock is beyond repair, we can replace it with a like-for-like or superior-quality component.
We can visit you at a time that is convenient for you, aiming to provide a seamless Customer experience.
We will require permission from the owner of the property, in order to carry out works.
Where is applicable, we fit British Standard locks, such as 5 Lever mortice locks, or night latches. Please advise us if you have a requirement to have insurance-compliant locks, in line with your Home or Building insurance.
Yes. We can provide advice on how to improve your property security, using traditional locking systems, as well as upgrading your locks.

We can provide a home movers lock package, where all locks will be changed, and if needed, we can upgrade them to improve security.

We can provide expert advice on how to improve your windows and doors security, in order to have your property as secure as it can be.
Yes. We have locksmiths in your area or nearby, ready to provide assistance in as little as 15 minutes.
Leftway Locksmith offers mobile key-cutting services, for cylinder and mortice keys. We can cut extra keys for you after a lock change, installation, or lock repair.