Locksmith Coogee Enquiry - What is deadbolt and deadlatch
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What is the difference between a deadbolt and a deadlatch?
A deadlatch (top picture) is a lock that will automatically lock as you close the door. A Deadbolt (bottom picture) will not lock automatically and when leaving the key must be turned to throw the bolt.
Deadbolts are illegal on apartment door as they are a fire risk.