The design and versatility of the Yale lock

A Yale Lock is commonly known as a pin tumbler lock. The versatility of the Yale Lock makes them popular with Locksmiths and property owners alike. The reason they are popular with Locksmiths is that the internal cylinder can be changed without altering the boltwork hardware. The cylinder can also easily be unscrewed by the Locksmith to allow for re-keying. This action typically requires loosening a set screw, then sliding the cylinder from the boltwork.

Another advantage with the Yale Lock is that you can obtain the cylinders in different formats from various lock manufacturers that can all use the same key. This allows the user to have the flexibility of being able to use master key systems. These systems incorporate a wide variety of different locks such as deadbolts, night latches and roller door locks.

The domestic and commercial usage of the Yale Lock is universally renowned. The lock system is commonly seen throughout the world as the most popular and the most well-known lock. A lot of this is down to the design and the flexibility of its usage.

This popularity is set to continue into the future as well with new Yale Lock innovations that incorporate digital technology. A few years ago, Yale announced a residential door lock that uses Bluetooth and works wirelessly with digital keys on a smartphone. Incorporating both iOS and Android, users can simply select the key they need to open the door and hold their smartphone to the lock to open the door.

To find out more about the design and versatility of the Yale lock ring Stephen on 07930 841967 if you are in the Doncaster area.

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About S Fretwell & Sons of Doncaster


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 Doncaster.


Our customer reviews speak for themselves, we are often chosen by South Yorkshire Police, local schools and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to secure their properties.


We were trained by Benny Wells at Safe Ventures, we never stop improving our skills and work with Doncaster home owners and businesses, helping to secure their properties.