How to Identify Your Multipoint Lock

To identify your multipoint lock you will need to answer 7 essential questions:

1) Which Manufacturer?

2) Backset?

3) Centres?

4) Locking Points?

5) Distance between locking points?

6) Faceplate?

7) Lock Operation?

 

Below we will guide you through each of these questions.  Once you have all the information you can use our handy "Refine Search" function on the Multipoint/UPVC Door Locks page to narrow it down to the exact lock you need.


1) Which Manufacturer?

Check the faceplate and the gearbox on the lock for the manufacturers name or logo. If there is no logo stamped on the faceplate or gearbox, it is likely that the lock is manufactured by ABT, Millenco, Weru or it is an older version of Fullex of KFV.  To help you find the right lock where no logo or name is present we have  collated images of all the multipoint gearboxes currently available on this site to help you find the right one.  See Multipoint/UPVC Door Lock Manufacturers Guide.


2) Backset

Measure the distance from the front of the faceplate to the centre of the Euro cylinder cut out. This is shown as measurement A on Fig 2.1 below. NOTE: This measurement is from the faceplate of the lock NOT the edge of the door as there is often a lip on the edge of the door or the faceplate is recessed slightly into the edge of the door. 

Backset measurement SchematicBackset Measurement Diagram - In door


3) Centres

Measure the distance from the centre of the spindle hole to the centre of the top part of the Euro cylinder cut out.  This is shown as measurement B on  Fig 2.1 above. Measurements are taken to the middle of the locking point but allow for 5 - 10mm for accuracy and depending on whether the locking points are fully engaged.


 4) Locking Points

Note which locking points you lock has and the order that they are fixed to the strip.  Locking points could be any one of the following:

Roller Cam locking point Mushroom Cam locking point Hook Deadlock locking point Finger Bolt/Pin Locking Point Wedge Bolt locking point
Roller Cam Mushroom Cam       Hook Deadbolt Finger Bolt/Pin   Wedge Bolt

5) Distance between Locking Points 

Measure the distance from each locking point on the strip to the centre of the spindle.  These are marked as C, D, E & F on the diagram below.  When comparing your measurements to the measurements   provided on this site, you will most often need to add C & D together (Inner Locking Point) and E & F (Outer Locking Point) together. Only the Outer Locking Point is available in the "Refine Search" function.

UPVC door lock locking points measurements


6) Faceplate (Sometimes referred to as the forend)

a) Measure the width of the faceplate in mm.

b) Check to see if the faceplate has a round, flat or u-rail profile.

Radial Faceplate Diagram Flat Faceplate Diagram U-Rail Faceplate Diagram
Radial Faceplate Flat faceplate U-Rail Faceplate

7)Lock Operation

There are 5 types of locking operation.  These are not available for filtering on the Refine Search function but all details of Lock Operation is included within the details of each lock. 

Lift Lever
Lock Operation - Lift Lever - Locking

Locking

  1. Lift the handle upwards to engage locking points.
  2. Lock the system by turning the key anti-clockwise.
Lock Operation - Lift Lever - Opening

Opening

  1. Unlock by turning the key clockwise.
  2. Push the handle downwards to disengage the locking points 
Nightlatch Locking
Lock Operation - Nightlatch Locking - Locking

Locking

  1. Lift the handle upwards to engage locking points.
  2. Lock the system by turning the key anti-clockwise.
Lock Operation - Nightlatch Locking - Opening

Opening

  1. Unlock by turning the key clockwise.
  2. Push the handle downwards to disengage the locking points.
  3. Return the key to withdraw the latch.
Key Wind      
Lock Operation - Key Wind - Locking

Locking

  1. Latch engages automatically. Lock by turning the key anti-clockwise. Two rotations will lock the locking points.
/Lock Operation - Key Wind - Opening

Opening

  1. Unlock by turning the key clockwise. Two rotations will unlock the locking points. A further half turn will withdraw the latch. 
Fast Locking (Europa)      
/Lock Operation - Fast Locking - Locking

Locking

  1. Lift the handle upwards to engage and lock the locking points. There is no need to turn the key. 
Lock Operation - Fast Locking - Opening

Opening

  1. Unlock by turning the key clockwise.
  2. Push the handle downwards to disengage the locking points.
  3. Return the key to withdraw the latch. 
Automatic Locking (AV2)      
Lock Operation - Automatic Locking - Locking

Locking

  1. Spring loaded hooks automatically throw when the door closes.
  2. Turn the key to throw the deadbolt.
Lock Operation - Automatic Locking - Opening

Opening

  1. Unlock via the connected access control system or with a key. 

 

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