The ERA Escape Nightlatch, the ideal solution for emergency escape doors and Communal buildings.

The ERA Escape Nightlatch is the ideal solution where a secure Nightlatch is required but exit is needed for a number of tenants or on a fire exit door.

On a tenement building, it is not a good idea to have an ERA Nightlatch which can be locked from the inside, therefore the solution is the 130 ERA Nightlatch 60mm backset, which cannot be locked from the inside but can open with a key from the outside.

For instance imagine a tenement building with a number of apartments, the apartment owner comes out of their home, comes down to the front door and finds the front door has been double locked, the tenant has accidentally left their keys in the apartment, they have been locked in between their own front door and the door of the building, not a very nice scenario, if no other tenant is at home. Our Company has had this happen many times.

Another risk is, if in the event of a fire, the front door to the building has been double locked, I am sure not many people carry spare keys in their pyjamas.

By fitting the ERA 130 Escape Nightlatch, which gives very good security to the front door, and is also a British Standard lock and Insurance approved, the threat is eliminated.


The conflict between a secure British Standard accredited front door lock and fire safety recommendations has now been overcome thanks to the new Keyless Egress Range.

The new BS 8621:2004 standard mirrors the BS 3621:2004 but is for ‘escape’ locks.

The locks are classified as providing keyless egress at all times.

This applies where there is a requirement for an easy action method of opening an external door from the inside with no need for keys or similar devices for unlocking.

Especially relevant for entrance doors in multi-residential and other buildings.

A keyless lever on the inside of the door ensures it is possible to make an emergency escape in the event of a fire.

The ERA Escape Nightlatch can be Mastered and passed to any cylinder with the same profile.

The ERA Escape Nightlatch 1730 can be passed and mastered with the ERA British standard 1830 Rim lock.

ERA BS Double Locking Escape Nightlatch 60mm - 1730

Backset: 60mm

Finish : Brass, Satin, Chrome, Nickel

Keys Supplied : 3

The 1530 ERA Nightlatch Narrow version style Nightlatch has the same characteristics as the 1730 ERA, but is for doors with narrow stiles.

ERA BS Double Locking Escape Nightlatch 40mm - 1530

Backset: 40mm

Finish : Brass, Satin, Chrome, Nickel

Keys Supplied : 3

If you would like the ERA Escape Nightlatch passed or mastered or would like a price on any lock not shown on our Master Locksmiths Web Shop, please follow this link to our Web Shop page, fill in what your requirements are, and we will give a price as soon as possible, or why not telephone our office on 0208 800 6041 to speak to a member of our staff.

If you live in the North, North West areas of London or the Home Counties and would like the parent Company of Master Locksmiths to fit the ERA Escape Nightlatch British Standard lock, or any other type of lock, for you, please click on the GET A QUOTE link below, and they will be happy to give you a quote for any fitting.

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