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An expensive bottle of milk - John C. Kirk
Dec. 3rd, 2011
10:50 pm -
An expensive bottle of milk
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December 5th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
The door to my flat has two locks: Yale and mortice. Since I need the key to lock the mortice lock, it would be difficult to lock myself out that way, but it does make the flat more secure if I'm not here. If I'm literally just going across the road (within sight of my flat) then I probably won't bother with the mortice lock, but I use it when I go to work etc.
There are also two locks on the street level door (along with bolts), but it's a bit more awkward to use the mortice lock there because it's a shared door so I don't know whether the other people are inside or outside. In the event of a fire, I wouldn't want to get trapped inside without the key to open the front door.
Once I get the plastic through, I'll test the Yale locks on both doors. I may take it to some friends' houses if they want to test their locks too, but I'm not planning to carry it around with me as a matter of routine. I see it more as the equivalent of a "universal spare key" that I can hold onto for other people.