Hi, guys. My name's Darrel, I'm head of the Tech Team here at
LocksOnline.co.uk and thanks for tuning in to our YouTube videos, looking
at our product reviews. Today, I've got the Era Fortress Deadlock for us to
have a look at. So, let's get it out of the bag here, directly in front of
us and let's have a look at the product in a bit more detail.
So, here is the actual lock case itself. It comes standard. This is a
British Standard BS3621 lock case. Some of the qualifiers that are required
to achieve that British Standard is that you will see here there's a raised
plate and this raised plate here means, that it's an anti drill plate to
stop people or resisting the attack for somebody to try and drill the lock
out, so that's a requisite of the British Standard 361; so, that's quite
What you also notice here, as well, is you've got a little bit of a silver
finish there with a key raise and that's what we call in the industry, a
curtain. It's a lever curtain that's designed to stop your trying to attack
the levers from manipulation from inside. So, those are some of the
requisites. Another requisite as well of having a British Standard is you
need to have at least, let me just put that to one side here, you need to
have the 22 millimeter bolt thrown. This is the actual new British Standard
for that particular bolt throw.
What you'll also notice as well is that there's some black and there's some
silver lines here and what you've got is you've got some anti saw metal
which is a much harder metal there to actually reduce the effects of trying
to hacksaw down through the bolt in which to try and open the lock. So,
those are the basic requisite standards that are required for the lock to
Now, this particular lock comes in two different case sizes. The one I have
here in front of me is three inches. So, in other words from there to there
is actually three inches, but they do come in a smaller one which is two
and a half inches which means that this key only moves half an inch back
that way because everything is compressed a little bit more. They come in
quite a few different ranges and finishes. [Inaudible 00:02:07] they've
done well in regards to the finishes.
This particular one here is sporting the stainless steel lock and as you
notice there if you zoom in there, you can see the British Standard kite
mark on the face plate which is quite important in the UK at least. There
are four finishes. They're available in stainless steel. They're available
in a brass. They're available in a satin brass. They're also available in
One thing you will find with this particular type of lock is that the keeps
are all the same. So, it doesn't matter if whatever finish you have, the
keeps are this dull silver color here. This is what we call in the
industry, a full body keep; so, in other words, you've got a lot of
strength and all built into the back here, as well to assist with the
attack on this particular type of lock.
It comes with a, if I open this up we'll have a look inside here, it comes
with standard with your fixing screws which are pretty standard and of course this would be
in stainless steel. These are stainless steel and the
outside one as you can see there has got the little weather, little flap
that goes over to stop the wind and all blustering through on a cold
winter's night, so to speak.
So, yeah, I mean, these particular range of locks from Era; I mean, they're
incredibly good value for money; I got to say, they're very, very popular
with us on Locks Online. One thing we can do, as well, just for your
information, is we can key these locks like this. The Era Fortress range
does a range of deadlocks, but this is the deadlock.
They also do a range of sash locks as well which you can see other videos
on the sash lock and we can key them all alike. So, you might want to put a
sash lock half way up the door and then put a deadlock further down the
door to give yourself a little bit more security when, instead of having
just a separate key for each one, we can key them alike for you; so one key
will fit the two locks on the door. So, you got a little bit of that added
value there should that really be what you want to look for.
So, there you go. What can I say? The Era Fortress range of lock cases
available at LocksOnline.co.uk; So, I hope this little video will give you
a little bit more information about this product to make a considered
purchase and yeah, great. Appreciate your time and come back and visit us
real soon, falling out. Cheers. Bye, bye.