Door Locks. Friday , December 08th , 2017 - 22:12:01 PM
Is you current UPVC door lock out of date of broken, have you seen a better one on a friends door and are thinking about replacing or installing one on your own door? There are a whole range of UPVC lock types available on the market. Whether you have an exterior door that you want to secure or you have interior doors that you want to be able to lock and unlock, you will find an option to work for you. 1. Multi point UPVC locks When a handle is turned, a series of roller cams secure the door. The handle can either be locked in place by a key or simply turned from the inside to lock the cams in position. The more cams that are in place down the length of the door, the more secure the system. 2. Keyed UPVC door locks Classic keyed systems will tend to incorporate a cylinder system. One reason that you should use this type of door lock is because of the level of security that is offered versus for example a multi point system with a handle but no key to secure the door. This type of lock of course requires a key to be able to lock and unlock it, so you can be sure that it will be harder for a thief to get in. It is typically installed on storm doors, patio doors, and any other type of doors that need to be safely secured.
These require a little more skill to unjam.Firstly spread the door gap carefully and hold open with soft wooden wedges to prevent frame damage. Once the location of the hooks or deadbolts are identified you can retract them manually by forcing them inwards with a strong screwdriver or bent instrument. Ensure the key has been turned into the unlock position before forcing any hooks back in place as the turn of the key is the secondary locking feature and will not allow the bolts to retract. Once the door is open you can identify the cause of the problem. usually it will be down to a failed gearbox on the multipoint lock. These contain complex cast parts that are prone to shattering and shearing when the door is particularly stiff when locking. Replacement of the gearboxes is possible on 90% of multipoint locks however some welded and riveted versions such as Millenco will require a complete locking strip. Gearbox prices can range from between £10 and £50. Locking strips more pricey can range between £30 and £150 depending on the make and model of the lock. Millenco locks feature two separate spindle gears.
If you are still looking for the best garage door locks to secure your garage, here are some advice and information gathered from law enforcement and security systems personnel. Choosing Door Locks Replace standard door locks that usually come with garage doors as they are not resistant to picking, hammering and other attacks. For overhead doors that roll up or tilt up, secure them with bolts or padlocks that are installed in the center of the tracks one-fourth of an inch above the roller when the door is closed. You can also choose a padlock and bolt combination and extend the bolt into the metal sleeve and have it recessed into the driveway by about two or three inches. If you choose a padlock and latch combination, make sure the hasp is correctly installed and that the screws are not exposed.
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