Guide to identifying your lock mechanism

Affordable locksmith services guide to UPVC multipoint locking mechanisms and gearboxes.

pvcdoubleglazingrepairlocksmithdumbartonandglasgow-r1.jpgAffordable Locksmith Services have been fitting, repairing and upgrading multipoint locking mechanisms and gear box repairs for the last 5 years. We just didn’t wing it as we went along but invested in training courses in door and window repairs. Its because of this that we can confidently carry out a repair or upgrade with the knowledge that we know what we’re doing and the work is going to meet the high standards of our customers.

Now when it comes to types of locking mechanisms there is a mis conception out there that one lock fits all doors but that simply is not true. The truth is there are dozens of different makes compounded into different locking set ups for instance a GU multipoint may have 4 rollers on one mechanism but 2 rollers and 2 hooks on another.

So in the interest of knowledge we have decided to add this to our blog page in order to try and give you our customers and future customers an idea as to what locks and types are out there.

ABT Gibbons

Gearbox only, aluminum door types. 48 centers, 32 backset.

AGB

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. Only comes as 35 backset. 4 variants hooks, dead bolts and rollers. 16 faceplate. 92 centers.

Avocet

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Can not change gearbox. Only comes as 35 backset. 6 variants, hooks, dead bolt, slave, rollers. 16 faceplate. 92 centers. 

Azbe 

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. 50 backset. 6 pins. 16 faceplate. 80 centers.

Corbin

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. 45 and 50 backset, deadbolts. 20 faceplate. 92 centers.

Era

Multipoint mechanism and gearbox change. 18 variants. hooks, deadbolts, mushroom, rollers, slave. 92 centers, 30, 35, 45 backset. 16 and 20 faceplate.

Fab and Fix

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. 16 faceplate, one variant. Hooks. 35 backset. 92/62 centers.

Fix 

Scandinavian and euro type. 50 backset. 3 variants hooks. 105 and 72 centers. 25 faceplate. multipoint and gearbox change on newer versions. 


Fix Asgard

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. 16 and 25 faceplate. 35, 45, 55 backset. 92 centers. 1 variant hooks.

Fuhr

Multi point and gearbox change. 19 variants. Hooks, deadbolts, mushrooms, rollers, wedge bolts, slave. 25, 30, 35, 45 backsets. 92 centers. 16 faceplate.

Fullex

Old type A gearbox only. 68 centers, 38 backset. Multipoint's 10 variants. hooks, deadbolts. 35, 45, 55 backsets. 16 and 20 faceplates.92/62 centers.

Gridlock

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. 45 backset, 24 faceplate. 1 variant deadbolts. 92 centers.

GU

24 variants - hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. Multipoint and gearbox change available. 92 centers. 16 and 20 faceplate. 28, 35, 45, 55, 65 backset. 

GU ferco

6 variants. roller, mushrooms hooks. 70 and 92 centers. 35, 40, 50 backsets. Some gearbox changes apply. 16 an 20 faceplate.

Kenrick

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox cannot be changed. 16 faceplate, 92/62 centers. 35 backset. 2 variant hook and rollers.

KFV

Multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox can be changed on some models. 16 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. 10 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. pins.

Lockmaster

11 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. pins. 16 faceplate, 35 and 45 backset, 92 centers. multipoint and gearbox change.

Maco

10 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 92 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Mila - 6 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 35 backset, 92 centers, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Millenco

6 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 117/85 and 92 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. No gearbox change available.

 

Roto

2 variant hooks and deadbolts. No gearbox change available. 16 face plate, 35 backset, 92 centers.

Safeware

2 variants. 92/62 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Sobinco

1 variant deadbolt. 16, 20, 24 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. No gearbox change available.

Ucem

2 variants - deadbolts. 50 backset, 85 centers, 20 faceplate. No gearbox change available.

Union

Aluminum door type. 30.5 backset, 48 centers.

Vitawin

Multipoint only. 16 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. Hooks.

Winkhaus

16 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave.. multipoint and gearbox change. 16 and 20 faceplate, 92 centers, 35, 45, 55 backset.

Yale

Multipoint and gearbox change. 9 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 35, 45 backset. 92 centers. 16 faceplate.

 

 

ABT Gibbons - Gearbox only, aluminum door types. 48 centers, 32 backset.

 

 

Roto - 2 variant hooks and deadbolts. No gearbox change available. 16 face plate, 35 backset, 92 centers.

Safeware - 2 variants. 92/62 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Sobinco - 1 variant deadbolt. 16, 20, 24 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. No gearbox change available.

Ucem - 2 variants - deadbolts. 50 backset, 85 centers, 20 faceplate. No gearbox change available.

Union - Aluminum door type. 30.5 backset, 48 centers.

Vitawin - Multipoint only. 16 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. Hooks.

Winkhaus - 16 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave.. multipoint and gearbox change. 16 and 20 faceplate, 92 centers, 35, 45, 55 backset.

Yale - Multipoint and gearbox change. 9 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 35, 45 backset. 92 centers. 16 faceplate.

By all means this list is not exhaustive. There are a selection of other mechanisms and gearboxes out there and some of them are obsolete. Especially if the door in question is older than 15 years. In these cases what we usually do is not right off the door but fit something in its place. Something that will do the job and in most cases increase the security of your door.

For more information about multipoint locking in doors feel free to contact Affordable Locksmith

 

 

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