Hi, guys. My name is Darrel. I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline.co.uk and thanks for taking the time to look at this product review. The product that we have here in front of us at this moment in time is the Codelock 200 Series range of combination locks. Now, I've taken it all out of its box and I've got all the bits and pieces that were in the box here on the table so we can actually have a look to see exactly what comes with this particular type of lock.
Of course, first of all, as you can see here, is you've got the locking chamber that you'd expect to see on the outside with a turn. On the inside, you have the lever handle here, but with this particular one as well, I don't know if you can zoom in for us but you got this hold-open facility on the latch here and that allows you, in the day time, if you want the door to have free access, then that little hold-open snib there will keep the latch open for you so the door can open back and forth. No problem at all.
It comes with some plastic gaskets as well. If you're thinking of mounting this on an external door, it might be well worth fitting these gaskets or fit them anyway. It doesn't really matter. That will reduce the effect of rain getting in behind the actual lock, etc. So those are those gaskets there for you. The latch itself, as you can see, I'll quickly get a measurement for you. It's a standard 60 millimetre back set so from there to there is 60 millimetres.
One thing you'll notice as well on the front here . . . I don't know if you can zoom in enough for us there, Lee. You will see that there is a deadlocking snib here and you when you go fixing the keep that comes here with it, the idea is that when this latch sits into its keep, the keep pushes that back down. When that gets pushed down, this then becomes deadlocked. So if you try to, like the old credit card slip and stuff like that, then that's deadlocking that and that stops that from happening. You need to be aware of that when you're fitting the plate, that that gets pushed in. So that's a little bit of a top tip for you.
It comes as standard with a cam. This is the cam that sits through the door that operates the back part with the front part, and it comes with three fixings only because you've got one spare should you need to in case you cut one a bit too short. Fair dues to Codelock there. As you notice here, they've got these little ridges and you would cut that off there depending on the thickness of the actual door.
It comes also with some spares. These are the spare little keys. There's one blue and one red as you see there, and it comes with little tweezers as well to allow you to take these out.
Now, I'll very quickly show you the back of this combination lock and what you will see here is you've got two red screws here. I don't know if you can actually zoom in close enough there, Lee, but you'll see in between those holes there, you will see red and you will see blue and it's these little things here that I've got in my hand here as you can see in there. And what are those? These are what denotes the code. The red is the code. The blue is the no code.
What's also important when you go changing these codes that people seem to forget or not aware of, if I just put that down then I try to hold that in there like that, you'll see here there's a little bit of a square cut outlet here. Now when you go changing the code on these combination chambers, all of those cut outlets, whether or not it's the red one, which is the code or the blue one which is not the code, they need to be pointing outwards, out towards the outside of the lock so that's quite important if you're thinking of changing the code.
To change the code on these is quite simple. You just take those off. You hold down the C-button, and with the tweezers, you are then able to pull those little cams out and then you swap them around to choose whichever code suits you. The operation always has the C as the starter for the code. C is technically a clear code. If I've pressed some digits that I'm not supposed to press, when you and press the right one, it isn't going to work. Always the code starts with a C. The C then clears and then you put your number in or numbers or letters, depending on your application.
So there you go, guys. Simple. Personally, I've got a lot of time for Codelock. The finish on this particular lock is substantial. I know there's a lot of foreign manufacturers now trying to promote combination locks and it's all built on price, but when it comes to budget, to be honest with you, sometimes you can invest the wrong way and I strongly recommend that if you're thinking of having this type of combination lock, stick with Codelock. We've been fitting them for over twenty plus years and we like their product.
So there you go. From me, Darrel, and the tech team here and all of us here at LocksOnline, many thanks for taking the time to have a look at this video. I very much hope that is enough to give you that little bit more of an insight in to how the product is and how it works, etc., more than what you see as a picture on our site. If there is something that I haven't mentioned there that you need some more information on, feel free to pop an email over or pick up the phone or even use our live chat. We can have a chat with you over our website.
So from me, Darrel, and all of us, many thanks for taking the time to have a look at this video. If you want to buy it, we'd love to see you as a customer. Take care. Bye-bye.