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.
Today we're going to have a look at the universal Federal window lock but can actually be used for a lot more than just window locks. So let me have a look at this. Come down and have a look at this particular product with me and I'll explain to you how it can be fitted on a window or any patio door or anything that you want to lock.
Now this is the actual body of the actual lock, as you can see here. It's designed where you can either screw it from the front or you can actually screw it from the side. It's entirely up to you. What makes this particular type of lock really, really great, however, is it comes with all of these different length spindles or these locking bolts, depending on what you want to call them. There are some thin ones there, there's some fat, long ones, etc., some short stubby ones. So depending on what you're trying to fit this to, you can then choose which bolts suit your application.
Therefore that's what makes it incredibly universal in that respect. So if you wanted to fix, let's say, this one as an example, it's quite easy. You push it in there like that and it slides in all the way and that's how far the bolt will stick out. And if I was to measure that for you, that sticks out there 55mm altogether. So in the UK, doors are 44mm thick, so therefore if you wanted actually to fit this into a door or if you wanted to fit it into a patio sliding door, if the patio sliding door is 44mm or thinner, then you've got 15mm or maybe more that can actually stick into the other door.
So if you've got a set of patio doors sliding against each other in the centre there, you could actually fit this on and it would go through one patio door into the other patio door and stop the patio doors from being opened.
So even though it's designed as a window lock, it can actually be used for anything you want to lock together, so bear that in mind. Now the actual thickness of the pipe on that, if I was to measure that for you, is 8mm. So that's reasonably substantial. Once you've actually fitted it, it's quite straightforward. You put the key in here, like that, let me put the key in, and you've got the key in, bear with me, there you go. Lock it round by turning it completely all the way around, there you go, like that. Take the key out and now that's actually locked into place there.
If I was to put the key back in and turn him around, all right, and now I can pull him out. And see this little lever here? This allows me then to pull it out all the way, should you need to do so. Of course, this one's a little bit stubbier, as you can see there. All right. And he projects . . . let me just get the measurement on that, he projects just 25mm. He's the same thickness of 8mm, and this one here, if I put that one there. A lot thinner, okay, as you can see there. All right. So that's in the lock position there, like that. Okay. So let me just get a measurement on that. That's just short of 14mm, and the thickness of that there is 3, well, just 4 mm, just there about.
Now it comes with a whole myriad of different fixings. But in here you can either fix to wood, there's even metal fixings here, also some of the fixings here have got prism screws and there's also a [ferro] here for you to put into the other part you are going to lock together whether it be a set of sash windows or patio doors, etc.
So hats off to Federal. They've made, in my view, quite a universal product and can be used for a whole myriad of different types of lock solutions. They can come in keyed to differ or keyed alike groups, so you can have them all on the same key if you want to. That's not a problem at all. And of course, you've got this diversity in regards to the type of locking solution that might suit your application. I'll get some measurements as well. That actual body there is 63mm high and it's 25mm wide, and its deep is 24mm. It's fixing centres there, let me just get a quick measurement on those for you. It's right about 47mm there in regards to fixing distances. And it's also available in different finishes as well, should you need to do so.
So there you go, guys. It's the Federal Universal Window Lock, but they can be used for other applications as well. Available on LocksOnline.co.uk, so pop over and hoping this product is fit for you and this video has given the opportunity to see exactly in the flesh what the product is. You can buy some off us; we'd really appreciate that. So from me, Darrel, and all of us here at the LocksOnline team, take care. We'll catch up with you real soon. Bye-bye now.