What Are The Most Common Lock Types In Australia?

What Are The Most Common Lock Types In Australia? - LuckyLock

Security is paramount, whether it's for your home, office, or belongings. At Lucky Lock, we're dedicated to providing you with the right locking solutions tailored to your unique needs. To help you make an informed choice, let's explore the various types of locks available and where they are best applied.

1. Knob Locks:

Ideal for interior locks in homes and offices, knob locks are commonly found indoors. However, they are not recommended for external use as they can be vulnerable to forced entry. The locking mechanism is built into the knob itself. 


 2. Handle Lever Locks:

Loved for their ease of use, handle lever locks are suitable for residential and commercial uses. The most common lever sets come with 60/70mm backsets.


3. Deadbolt Locks:

Ideal for securing doors against forced entry, deadbolt locks come in various configurations. These include single-cylinder (keyed on one side), double-cylinder (key access on both sides), combination (with a thumbturn on the inside of the door), and vertical (with unique locking motion).

4. Smart/Electronic Locks:

Best suited for secure areas, enabling swipe and fob entry, smart locks offer advanced technology choices, including multiple code entries and seamless integration into your home or workplace security system.

5. Cam Locks:

Commonly used in lockers, furniture, and filing cabinets, cam locks are cylindrical and typically come with a standard key. They operate by rotating a cam (a bar) to enable the lock.

6. Mortise Locks:

Perfect for front doors and sliding door locks, mortise locks are a robust type of cylinder lock. They provide excellent security as they are installed within a recessed pocket (mortise) in the door or structure.

7. Europrofile Cylinders:

Favored for apartment and home doors, as well as handles, Europrofile cylinders are versatile and easy to replace. They can be combined with other lock mechanisms to enhance security. In Australia, all the apartment doors also serve as firedoors, and thus the locks need to be fire-certified.

8. Padlocks:

Perfect for securing restricted items or property access, padlocks are versatile and portable. They often offer key or combination access, though it's important to note that some keyed padlocks cannot be rekeyed.

Locks are an essential component of security in Australia, catering to a wide range of needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a traditional deadbolt, a high-tech smart lock, or a portable padlock, there's a lock type that's perfect for your specific situation. Understanding the various types of locks available can help you make informed decisions to enhance the security of your home, business, or personal belongings.


Lucky Lock offers the perfect solutions to upgrade your existing locks to smart locks that can be operated with fingerprints, passcodes, fobs and app.

Ease L1 to replace knobs/ lever locks: https://www.luckylock.com.au/products/easel1

Touch D1 to replace deadbolts: https://www.luckylock.com.au/products/touchd1