What’s a multipoint lock?
The most common lock for an exterior entry door is a standard deadbolt, but it’s not the only option. Some vendors we work with also offer doors with multipoint locking systems.
In this post, we’ll explain what a multipoint lock is and answer frequently asked questions. By the end, you’ll know what a multipoint lock is and have a good idea of whether this locking system is the right choice for your doors.
What’s a multipoint lock?
Multipoint locking systems provide an added layer of security to your front and back doors. Multipoint locks extend most, if not, the full height of the door and have multiple locking points along the edge of the door.
The extra locking points strengthen your home’s security by providing a tighter seal along the length of the door, top-to-bottom. This compression also makes the door more weathertight than a standard door, which makes it more energy efficient.
With a standard locking system, your primary lock is in the center, usually a single deadbolt. In that case, the top and bottom of the door don’t have integrated locks which leaves the door more vulnerable to a break-in.
In the video below, you can see an example of a multipoint lock on a door frame our teammate, demonstrates how the multipoint lock operates. The multipoint lock on this door has a deadbolt in the center and a hook near the top and another near the bottom of the door.
TGP Focus has a comprehensive range of locks for PVC doors.
There are different types of door locks and also many measurements. PZ, door/faceplate width, handle height and locking positions are important points.
TGP offers a large variety of multipoint locks;
* Handle operated;
– Without deadbolt
– Focus 1 (Plastic – Metal Case)
– Focus 1.0 (Metal – Metal Case)
– With deadbolt
– Focus 2 (Plastic – Metal Case)
– Focus 2.0 (Metal – Metal Case)
– With hook
– Focus 3 (Plastic – Metal Case)
– Focus 3.0 (Metal – Metal Case)
– With connection part
– Focus 4 (Plastic – Metal Case)
– Focus 4.0 (Metal – Metal Case)
* Key operated;
– Standard (Focus6),
– With hook (Focus7)
* Self closing door lock (Focus8).
This particular type of lock is virtually impossible to break or pick – so, when you select one to be included in a wider home or office security set-up comprised of high quality hardware – you can rest easy in the knowledge that the safety of your valuables, as well as your own personal privacy, will never be compromised.
But what exactly are multipoint locks, and why do they make such an ideal addition to your collection of security equipment? TGP Blog answer all of your questions.
Most commonly found on uPVC or composite doors, multipoint locks do pretty much what they say on the tin. The word “multipoint” refers to the numerous types of locking mechanism these doors employ when being secured. Usually, these include one seriously solid and virtually immovable deadbolt, paired with a “live” latch and at least two other sturdy bolts – with one usually positioned above the deadbolt and the other below for extra stability.
As you can imagine, this intricate system of locks render a multipoint system virtually impossible to outsmart – as it takes a considerable amount of time to disarm each one, if a potential trespasser can manage to do so at all!
How to Operate a Multipoint Lock
The most common way to open and close a multipoint lock is to lift the main lever or handle to engage the bolt, then insert and turn your key to push the live latch in or out. These actions will also ease the additional bolts into – or out of – place.
You can contact us to answer your expectations about Multipoint locks.