| submitted by /u/Wickerman3357
I’ve just bought a house and the kind of lock I have on my front door is a lever pad style (so I’m told) which means I always need a key to open the door from the exterior.
Any idea if it’s possible to change the lock / multipoint system to a standard lift to lock style where the handles from both sides can unlock the door when unlocked or would I need to get a new door + possibly the frame
Cheers for any advice you can provide
The battery is dead in the door lock to my townhome complex’s community garage. I don’t know what kind of lock it is, because there are no markings. There is a rubber access cover on the bottom of the outside part, but I can’t tell whether there’s an allen or phillips screw or what recessed in there.
I need to know either what the make and model are and/or how to remove that cover to change the battery. Thanks in advance.
If you know how to uninstall and reinstall the new lock again, then you just need a replacement mortise lock body. If you can find a brand name on it and get an exact replacement, then you can reuse your gripset and remaining hardware.
Different brands have different measurements so its not as simple as just getting a new mortise lock.
Also is this a condo? Dont know how it works in HK, but here in Canada, even if you own the condo, if the integrity and/or security of the lockset is compromised in anyway and it wasnt your fault, building management usually has to cover the cost. Fire laws and all that. Just trying to cover as many bases as i can think of for ya.
TLDR: If you know exactly what youre doing, you can replace it assuming you know where to get the replacement. If not, call a locksmith.