Door Locks. Friday , December 08th , 2017 - 23:12:44 PM
uPVC Door and double glazing multipoint locks are prone to jamming shut where maintenance has been neglected or the weather prevents the mechanism in the door working smoothly. Depending on the type of uPVC door lock fitted in the door there are various methods of unjamming.Our locksmith found that cheaper doors are usually fitted with roller type locks.These locks have rollers that slide up and down into keeps when the handle on the door is lifted upwards.These doors can be unjammed using a wide flat steel bar or door spreader. The rollers will easily pop out of the keeps unjamming the door when a spreading force is exerted. This is also considered a security flaw in older uPVC doors since it is such an easy method of opening the door. Our locksmith found that on the more modern and expensive makes of door, hook and deadbolt style multipoint locks are fitted.
Here are some types of keyless deadbolt door locks that you can choose from: Schlage Electronic Pushbutton Deadbolt Keyless Lock You can store up to 19 four-digit codes with this lock, which you can install on your front doors, patio doors or garage doors. It has a motor drive and its battery lasts up to 3 years. It also features a keyway for emergency key use. You can take a look at this lock at nokey.com. Lockey 2210 Deadbolt Combination Lock This lock is operated simply by turning the knob to input your code and can be locked from the inside or outside. It also fits right- and left-hand doors, is weatherproof and can work on any hinged door. You can get more information about this lock and other keyless locks at gokeyless.com. Digital Tag Keyless Deadbolt Lock This deadbolt lock uses electronic tag keys and features an automatic lock option and an alarm for intruders. It is also weatherproof and bullet-proof and it can withstand sawing, hammering, prying and sawing. The most important parts of the lock, including the power batteries, motor, latch mechanism and CPU, are encased in the inner portion of the lock and protected by heavy-duty casing. You can take a look at this lock and similar door locks at brickhousesecurity.com. To make your home and family more secure, install deadbolt keyless door locks. You can also get discounts on your homeowners insurance rates if your home security system is up to the standards of your insurer.
If your door only uses the one hole it is possible to carefully dismantle the gearbox and sway over the sheared gear for the redundant gear and then re-assemble for an easy fix. This can save you £75 for a new strip so is well worth trying. Its a secret tip that a lot of locksmiths would prefer the customer did not know! Once the lock is repaired and back in the door you may find that door still fells stiff on locking. This is probably the reason your door failed in the first instance and it needs to be resolved before you continue regular use of the uPVC door. Usually an adjustment on the top hinge of the door, winding the screw a few turns to pull the top corner of the door up and inwards will solve the issue. Some more misaligned doors will require keeps in the frame adjusting to ensure the lock is meshing smoothly without forcing. You should never be forcing the handle up when locking the door, if it does not work smoothly you will be applying unnecessary force and ultimately break the lock again. I hope that this quick guide is of use and saves you all some money, however if you feel anything here is out of your depth or you lack the required tools to do so, please call a local locksmith to help.
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