Upvc, composite and wooden doors are usually secured by a Multipoint Locking Mechanism. The multipoint locking system consists of several locking points, hooks, bolts or rollers which lock into their receivers on the door frame.
The Upvc Door Lock is usually operated by the handles and the whole thing locked by means of a key. Because of their nature, the slightest misalignment of the door or the receivers in the frame may cause the Multipoint Locking Mechanism to become stiff, which leads to extra wear and tear and possibly failure.
KAT Locksmiths can upgrade older, lower security Multipoint Locking Mechanisms, to new higher, security versions at the fraction of the cost of a new door.
The most common makes of multipoint locks for Upvc double glazed doors are: Yale, ERA, Saracen, GU, Ferco, Avocet, Fuhr, Fullex, Mila, KFV, Lockmaster, Winkhaus, Cego, Maco, Roto, Coldseal and Safeware. But there are many more makes that come in many different size backset sizes with different bolt work configurations. Many Different makes of locking systems in Upvc doors will have older style locking systems that may have been discontinued and are no longer available. KAT Locksmiths have considerable knowledge and experience in this area, and are able to specify and fit an equivalent or upgraded locking system for its customers.
The Ultion lock has been tested to the needs of the British Standard TS007 3 star standard, without having to be bolstered with an expensive high security handle. When Ultion is locked it is the actual center cam that gets independantly secured, not secured to the internal plug – this means that even when the key is left on the inside of the lock, Ultion is still secure.
The ULTImate standard that other 3-star anti-snap locks want but don’t get. This is the rigours of the TS007 3-star but with added aggression, and tested by an MLA locksmith. The tester is allowed more access around the lock, more tools, freedom to break the material surrounding the lock and the ability to pause the clock to consider a different tack – Ultion will also be tested to this standard
Underneath the key sit 6 pins. Each of these pins have specific jobs, there are 2 steel anti drill pins, 3 brass mushroom anti-pick pins, and one anti-bump. But then, above the key Ultion is housing a further 5 pins – creating an astonishing 294,000 key combinations.
Yale Doormaster Professional is a High Security replacement lock designed to replace 85% of locks with top and bottom hooks or bolts, 35mm and 45mm backset, and a 16mm or 20mm faceplate. With three hooks and two rollers, the Doormaster Professional has been tested to the Police Approved Secured By Design standard and is PAS 24 door set capable. Designed with the professional installer in mind, this lock includes Crop and Mate technology to maximise the scope of installation. Several patented features plus the variety of faceplate widths makes the Professional Lock the ideal choice where a higher level of security is required - regardless of door material. Features of Doormaster Mulit-Point Locks:
Supplied with split handle spindle for optional night latch function Multi-point locks can become worn, tired or break over time. Yale Doormaster replacement multi-point locks allow you to replace your existing lock without the need to replace your whole door.
High security replacement multi-point lock with top and bottom hooks for professional use. The Doormaster range includes Replacement locks for Upvc, Composite, and Timber doors, as well as temporary and repair solutions for professional installers.
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