This model can be identified by the markings on the strip of Era, Saracen, Surelock, Fab & Fix or Homesafe. This UPVC multipoint lock gearbox will retro fit these models as long as your critical measurements match up. The Era Multipoint lock Gearbox is available in 35mm (UPVC) and 45mm (Composite, Timber) backsets.
Era is a massive security solutions company that produce and manufacture a wide range of products that are suitable for both homes and businesses. They also develop a range of high quality UPVC locking and multipoint gearboxes.
If you would like to measure your backset, please check the distance between the edge of the faceplate to the centre of the keyhole.
These models come with a split spindle function, which allows them to have different forms of use and locking from both sides of the door.
The PZ measurement for this model of multipoint lock gearbox is 92mm; this is the measurement between the centre of the keyhole to the centre of the follower.
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 in and have a look at one of our product review videos.
The product we're actually looking at here today is the gear boxes that are made by Era but you may know them as Different Met. And what we've got here to my side here is actually a full multipoint box, and the reason why I've got the full multipoint here is to show you whereabouts is an identifier that you would be able to understand as to whether or not that this is the lock that you have on your door.
So if I actually get this up here, now, what you will see is . . . I don't know if you can zoom in there for us, but you will see that there is a little marker here underneath here. Along here this says Era, as you can see, but it may also say Surelock. It may say Saracen. It may say Fab&Fix or it may even say Homesafe. Now, if you've got any of those markers on there, on that particular little piece there, that's designed to hold this latch in. You may not be aware of that but that's what it's designed to do, okay. Or if you were to look at this particular latch here, you'll see that there are two screw holes in there. Those are designed to change the handing on this, but that is quite unique with this particular range of multipoint locks.
The reason why I'm showing this for you is that if your gear box is broken or it's seen better days, you don't need now to change the whole mechanism. All you got to do is change the gear box, so that's why I wanted to show you on that stand. Now, you'll also notice as well that it's got these little fixings here, and these are the fixings that you would need to take off to be able to change the gear box that sits in behind. And you need a tall 20 screwdriver to be able to get those off. So that's the reason for that.
Now, what you'll also find that these are the actual gear boxes here. You need to make a measurement on these gear boxes. If you've got a composite or a wooden door, the chances are this is going to be a 45-mm backset. But if you got a UPVC door, the chances are its going to be a 35-mm backset. And these are the different types of gear boxes that allows this to happen.
Now, one unique advantage of this particular gear boxes is also is that they've got a spindle function, which means from the inside you can lift the handle up and turn the key and lock the door. And when you want to get out you basically undo the key, press the handle down, and out you go. From the outside when you want to come in, you can actually close the door and you can then lift the handle, lock it, but you can also use the key in which to pull the latch back if you wanted to have a fixed part on the outside as well. So you're setup may be slightly different, but don't worry about that. It's the marker on there that is what you're looking for to make sure this is the gear box for you.
If you've got a split spindle in your door or a split spindle function and you take the actual handles off and have a look, you may see this type of setup here. This is what we call in the industry a split spindle. And the idea is that the operation on one side will be different to the operation that's on the other side. Having it split like that allows for those particular permutations to be considered. Another distinguishing factor as well with these particular gear boxes, as you will see, is that you've got some sort of changing and using of the split spindle and the changing of the handing markers are actually on the gear boxes themselves.
So there you go, guys. The standard measurement on these is a standard 92PZ. That's the measurement from the centre there to the centre of the keyhole. The follower to the actual keyhole there is 92mm. The follower there is standard 8mm as well. So there you go. That's the range. The gear boxes are manufactured by Era, but they sell them for, like I said, Surelock, Saracen, Fab&Fix and HomeSafe will have these particular types of gear boxes. So if you've got any of those names, there's no other marking on the actual front of this multipoint box, but if you've got those names on it, the chances are that these are the gear boxes for you.
Now, if there's anything that I haven't mentioned and you think, "Oh, I need to know that measurement," or, "I need to have an idea of what this does," pop on the phone, give us a call. Use our live chat. It's totally free on our website. Either way, we'd love to see you as a customer. So from me, Darrel, and all of us here at the LocksOnline team, thanks for tuning in. We'll catch up with you real soon. Take care now. Bye-bye. Bye-bye.