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What is a Yale lock?

Yale is a manufacturer of locks. Yale make rim locks, deadlocks, window locks and other secondary security products like key operated locks, door chains etc. People often call a rim lock or Nightlatch a Yale lock. This is the lock which automatically locks when you shut the door. It is opened with a key from the outside and has a lever or knob attached to the body of the lock on the inside which you turn or twist to open the door.

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