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Technical help

Most of our products have a technical help diagram on them, you can view them by clicking on the product picture.

If you require any help to identify a product please feel free to contact on 01332 340446.

You can also send photo’s of the product to Lockfinder via Email: sales@lockfinder.co.uk or

Fax 01332 348100

where a member of our team will help with your enquiry.

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR MULTIPOINT DOOR LOCK
 Which Manufacturer?
Check the faceplate and the gearbox on the lock for the manufacture’s name or logo.
There are hundreds of multipoint locks on the market and your lock is likely to be one of the manufacturers we have on our door lock section.
 Backset
Measure the distance from the front of the faceplate to the centre of the square handle spindle hole
Centres or PZ
Measure the distance from the centre of the square handle spindle hole to the centre of the round part of the cylinder hole

Spindles
Single: Single spindle mean that there is only one spindle hole in your gearbox
Twin: Twin spindle means that there is two spindle holes in your gearbox

 
Locking Points
Look which locking points your lock has and the order that they are fixed to the strip,
e.g. hook, roller, latch and deadbolt, cams, shootbolts
Distance
Measure the distance between each of the locking points on the strip
1.    Measure the distance between the outer locking points (i.e. the two locking points furthest away from the centre case)
2.    Measure the distance between the inner locking points if there are any (i.e. the two locking points closest to the centre case)
Locking points distances can vary by a few millimetres depending on whether the locking points are engaged or not
Faceplate
Measure the width of the faceplate in mm. Depending on the lock, faceplates are available in 16mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm
Locking Operation
 
Lift Lever Operation
TO LOCK: Lift handle upwards to engage locking points and then one full turn of the key to lock.
TO OPEN: One full turn of the cylinder then push downwards on the handle to disengage locking points
 
Nightlatch Locking
TO LOCK: Lift the handle upwards to engage locking points, and then one full turn of the key to lock
TO OPEN: One full turn of the key, push the handle downwards to disengage locking points and the return the key to withdraw the latch.
 
Key wind
TO LOCK: The latch engages automatically. Lock by turning the key two full turns and this will lock all the locking points.
TO OPEN: Turn the key two full turns to unlock the locking points, a further half turn will withdraw the latch

 
Fast Locking
TO LOCK: Lift the handle upwards to engage and lock the locking points, there is no need to turn the key, unless you wanted to fully secure the lock for e.g when on holiday.
TO OPEN: Turn the key on full turn  and push down the handle to disengage the locking points and return the key to withdraw the latch
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Automatic Locking (AV2)ususally for apartment blocks
TO LOCK:The sprung loaded hooks are automatically thrown when the door closes and you must turn the key fully one turn to throw the deadbolt.
TO OPEN: Unlocks via the controlled access control system or with a key.