The LockMaster - Mila Master Multipoint Gearbox comes in either a 35mm (Usually for UPVC doors) or 45mm backset (Usually for composite doors), they come with a double follower, which is the square centre that accepts the handle. Double followers allow split functionality between the interior and exterior sides of the door. The PZ measurements for this model of multipoint gearbox will be either 62mm or 92mm, depending on whether you have a double or single follower. Can be installed left or right handed.
When dealing with Multipoint locks, most of the time when failure in the locking mechanism occurs it is due to the gearbox located in the centre of the lock. The reason for this is because the gearbox itself does the majority of the mechanical work when locking, unlocking, opening and closing the door. These models should have an indentifying mark on the strip, with the name Mila Master.
The LockMaster - Mila Master Multipoint gearbox comes in either a Hookbolt or deadbolt version, please try to identify what model you currently have to make sure the new gearbox will be suitable.
These models also allow the gearbox to be installed in either a left handed or right handed position due to its easily reversible latch.
Hi, guys. My name is Darrel and I'm head of the Tech Team here at LocksOnline.co.uk. Thanks for taking some time to tune and have a look at one of our product review videos.
The products that we're looking at today are gear boxes or a range of gear boxes from the manufacturers Lockmaster. I've also got the full multipoint here by the side of me just to give you guys some identifiers. If you're thinking yourself that you need to change your gear box, then what do you need to know on the face of your door that can give you an identifier to see whether or not this is the type of lock that you have?
This is one of the multipoint locks. Bear in mind guys, we're talking about the gear boxes. It's the centre part that we're talking about. It's this particular part here not the different type of lock options and so forth. This might have hook bolts on it but there are different versions as well available on these Lockmasters.
What we're trying to do here is to zoom in, if you can zoom in there, you can see the name Lockmaster. It might be detailed enough there to see that. What you may also see as well is the name Mila Master as well. If you have that on your multipoint lock, then the chances are we're going down the right road as to what type of lock that you have and what type of gear box that you need.
The reason why we're promoting the gear boxes is because 90% of the reasons why locks fail is because it's the gear box. It's the mechanism in the centre that's doing all the work, lifting all the bolts, some of the stress; it can be unable to load. So it may not necessarily mean to say that you've got to change your whole mechanism. It could just be the gear box that you need to change. That's the reason why gear boxes are starting to get a lot more popular and, of course, we've got a complete range of those on our website, LocksOnline.
They're also now available in two different backset measurements. That's the distance from the leading edge to the centre here. So now you need to know what backset do you have? Do you have 35mm or do you have 45mm? To give you some sort of idea, if it's a uPVC door, then the chances are it's going to be 35. If it's a composite door, the chances are, it's going to be 45. You need to check that. So the measurement from the leading edge to the centre of the keyhole, check that measurement. That gives you a marker.
The second observation that you need to look at then is whether or not you've got two followers or whether or not you've got the one that's got the single follower. It's actually just blanked out there. That's the indicator that you need to be looking out next. It's what type of followers you have. I've got it upside down. Let me put it the right way around. There you go. So one is blanked out and you got a follower there. Now, the measurements of those followers is you've got one there to the centre of the keyhole is 92 and the bottom centre one to the keyhole is 63. Check to see whether or not you've got the two followers.
If you've got two followers, the reason why this two particular followers here is it allows the lock to create different functionalities from inside compared to outside. For example, outside, you may have a latching function. In other words, you may need to use the key in which to get in while use the latch then as a form of passive security like that of a Yale traditional night latch on the door.
The next thing then you need to look at, guys is, whether or not you've actually got a hook bolt version, and this is the actual hook bolt version here, or whether or not you've just got the deadbolt version. In other words, just a bolt that shoots up.
Once you've made those decisions, you now can actually say to yourself, "Well, I know exactly what I need now." It's either 35 or 45mm backset. Does it or does it not have two followers? Is it the hook bolt version or is it the deadbolt version? Once you've established all of those, you're then in a position to be able to make an informed purchase as to which one suits you.
The used torque screw fixings on here and there are three of them at the centre, as you can see there. Whilst we're zoomed in here as well, guys, if you want to change the latch around, depending on the handing, again, undo that screw, turn the latch around and now it's going to be handed for the other edge.
But listen, I may have not mentioned something that you need to know or you need to be aware about. By all means, pop us over an email, use our live chat on our website. No problem at all. You can talk to either me or any of the guys there. We're all fully knowledgeable on the products so that's no problem at all. Alternatively, pop us over an email or pick up the phone. More importantly, we'd love to see you as a customer. That would be really good for us. If there's anything more you need to know, just give us a holler and we'd be happy to help you out with that. From me, Darrel, and all of us here at the LocksOnline team, thank you for tuning in. Take care. Bye-bye.