Hi guys, my name's Darrel. I'm head of the tech team
here at locksonline.co.uk. Today we're going to be doing
some product reviews and, more importantly, we're going to
be doing a product review on the Banham Rack Bolt.
This is the guy here. Anybody who lives in London, they
will know the name Banham. Banham is synonymous for
good quality, reliable security products. There's no two
questions about it. Banham have been around for a considerable
amount of time. For a discerning customer in London you need to be
considering Banham as being a principal security product
for your particular door. Thumbs up for Banham. I love
Banham as a product.
This is their particular rack bolt. Now, why would you use
a rack bolt? These are designed as forms of secondary
security to the locks on your doors. If you've got a dead
lock on your door, or a sash lock on your door, or a British standard
mortise rim lock, or a rim lock on your door, et cetera, if you
want to have some extra security then you can fit one
of these at the top of the door and at the bottom of the
door. The idea is that it will throw a bolt into the frame to give
yourself a little bit more security.
You'll find these, normally they're situated on back doors
with a centre lock and then you pop one of these top
and bottom. But, of course, they can be used
anywhere. You're not limited to just back doors. I mean obviously they're
designed for wooden doors as principal.
If you get yourself a key they use this sort of style of
key. I don't know if you can zoom in there and have a look
at that. They use what I call spider keys. Other people
have other names for them. It's basically you've got this cog effect there.
I don't know if you can zoom in on that.
The idea is that it'll sit in there like that. You drill a
hole into the door. That will allow you then to turn
that and it will throw the bolt out as you turn it, then you
turn it back and so forth. If you were to zoom into the front there,
when you're installing this, again, they really
thought about it. Because you would install this into the
door. Then, you'd use the key there. You'd push the bolt against the
It's got a little dimple on the end there. When you
install it you can then push that little dimple into the
frame. Then, when you open the door again then you'll
know exactly where you need to drill because that would've created a small
little dimple where you could pop your hole through.
Now this is the silver finished rack bolt. It comes with
an escutcheon plate there with the name Banham Security
on it as well. That's what you would sit... Now, you'd
only ever drill the hole on the inside. You wouldn't drill the hole all the
way through because the security on these keys,
they're not that secure. They can be picked up anywhere and
they're universal. So, it's only to throw a bolt over to
give yourself some better security.
That's the escutcheon. It comes also with this highly
polished chrome face plate as well. It comes with fixing
screws as well. You can actually get little bolts like
this. Again, you've got a rack bolt key and it's on a thumb turn.
So, what you could do is you could fit this at the top of
the door and one at the bottom. Instead of having a
key which you would take away you could actually fit
something like that. They would then sit in there and allow you then by
turning that to throw that extra security. Of course, it means
to get in and out you just would operate the bolt. But, you
know, they have their purpose. I like this particular
Whilst we're talking about this particular one let's get
some measurements for you so then you can see whether or
not it'll fit in your door. The case depth, we'll have a
look at the overall depth. I'm giving that 56 millimeters. I'm giving the
back set measurement, that's from the leading edge face
plate here to the centre where the key would go into of
around about 43 millimeters. Yeah, 43.
The bolt projection, how far does the bolt go out? The
bolt goes out 12 millimeters. The thickness on
the bolt is I'm going to be saying that's got to be a
good 11, maybe 12 millimeters again. The fore end width is 19 millimeters.
Then, the fore end height is just a shade under 50
So, there you go. Yeah, Banham rack bolts, security bolts,
again, have multiple applications. I really appreciate
that this little video has helped you look at this
product and helped you if you're thinking of buying this product give you a
little bit more insight to see whether or not this is
the right product for you. Banham, good security, top.
I like it.
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