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 look at one of our product review videos.
Today we're talking about Fire Brigade locks, and more importantly, the Fire Brigade deadlock that you see here in front of me now.
Now, just to give you a little bit of insight in regards to Fire Brigade locks. Around the London area, etc., the Metropolitan Fire Brigade there has the requirement to gain access to dry risers or parts of buildings etc., where they need to be able to hook up their supply for water and so forth. It may be that you might be asked, if you've got anything to do with a building in a commercial application like that, you may be asked to put a Fire Brigade lock there. So therefore, then, the Fire Brigade will always have a key in which to gain access. That's the reason why there's a range of dead locks like this. There's also a range of rim application locks and a range of padlocks that are available.
Now, all these Fire Brigade locks, they come with their own keys, but you've got to be mindful - when you're buying the lock you're not buying a key. The idea of this is that you buy the lock to fit and the key is actually supplied by the Fire Brigade. They would have their own key. So if you do need keys, it's mindful that keys are ordered as separate items. Okay? That's very important that you be aware of that.
So back to the particular product here. This is the dead lock version of a Fire Brigade lock. If you zoom in there for us, Lee, you'll see that it states on there 'FB1,' Fire Brigade 1. That tells you, and it tells us, etc., what key is designed to work with this particular type of lock. I have a key here. If I was to show you this key, if you were to look on the head of the key, I don't know if you can zoom in closer, it's just a little bit of a tight part, but anyway, you see it says 'FB1' on there. That shape is, then, indicative to an FB1 key. So that's quite important.
Now, obviously, this can be fitted into anything. It could be fitted into a door, into a dry riser control unit, or anything like that, if the application requires it to be so. Obviously, it works like any other dead lock, you basically put the key in and you throw the bolt over, and you take the key out. It's as simple as that. There's nothing special about that.
While I'm here now, what I'll do is I'll get some measurements off this. If you think, 'This is just exactly what I want. The Fire Brigade, or the architect, have turned round and said that needs to be only FB1 key, and we need a dead lock,' this may be the job that you'll need.
So, let's get some measurements, because if you need to fit it, then you might need to know what size hole, etc. that you do need to do. The case depth there is 105 mm, right from the faceplate there to the very end. The actual backset from the centre of the keyhole there, to the front of the lock there is 52 mm. Okay? The actual case height there is 80 mm and the case width is 15 mm. Now, the fore-end, as you can see on here, is quite a thick piece of aluminium, because they do actually make a surface keep for this particular type of lock, should you want to fit it in a surface application. The actual width of the faceplate on the front there is 23 mm and the fore-end height is . . . I'm going to go with 107 mm there. Sorry, 117 mm. I do apologise. The fixing centres there is . . . let me get a measurement on that for you . . . the fixing centres is, say, 104 mm. What I'll also do, as well, is I'll get you the measurement on the bolt projection. The bolt projects out at 15 mm there. The thickness of the bolt there is 10 mm and the bolt height there is . . . I'm going to go with 28 mm.
Now, like I said, bear in mind, keys are not supplied with this particular type of lock. What is supplied, is you get a keep to go, obviously, into the frame, to allow the bolt to go into its receiver. There's some fixing screws, as standard. You also get one side of the escutcheon, because normally, if you're fitting this on a dry riser, technically you don't necessarily need to get in or unlock it from the other side. It's normally to get into a cupboard or into an area when there's a valve, or something like that, to open a sprinkler system, or anything like that.
So there you go, guys. We've got a complete range of Fire Brigade locks on our website. This is just one out of the complete range that is available. We can supply all the different types on our website.
If you need a bit more information, or you want a little bit more technical help, by all means, give me a call. I can speak to you direct. Or by all means, use our Live Chat on our website, in which case that's totally free. Either way, we'd love to hear from you, and to be honest with you, we'd love to see you as a customer.
From me, Darrel, and all of us here at the LocksOnline team, take care. Hope we catch up with you real soon. Bye-bye.