How do you use a multipoint lock?
To engage the multipoint lock, close the door and lift up the handle. To lock the door so that it requires a key to unlock it from the outside, either turn the keylock on the exterior or turn the thumbturn lock on the inside with the handle raised. Test the door to make sure it is locked.
Are multipoint locks safe?
Multipoint systems lock in three places and provide a tight, weatherproof seal. They are considered one of the most secure door locking systems available and come in a range of security levels. As good as they are, however, it must be remembered that any lock is subject to a limited lifespan.
Are multipoint locks secure?
Due to the sheer number of points at which this type of lock can be secured, the majority of multipoint mechanisms are able to provide more than three times the typical level of security offered by a single deadbolt or mortice lock, and can be combined with other latches and other hardware or electronic systems to …
How does my front door lock work?
When it’s locked, the cylinder engages a series of spring-loaded pins which keep the cylinder from turning. When you insert a key, the uneven edge pushes the pins upward to fit the key’s height in that location within the lock body. Essentially, it recognizes the correct key when the pins move into their proper places.
What locks should a front door have?
Front Door Locks for uPVC or Wooden Front Doors
We recommend a 5-lever mortice deadlock or a Euro lock cylinder as the night latch doesn’t offer such a high level of protection on its own.