Hi guys, my name is Darrel, and I'm head of the tech team at LocksOnline.co.uk. Thanks for taking the time to tune in and have a look at our product review videos.
Today we are going to talk about the Union StrongBolt Sash Lock that's available on our website. It's their British standard sash lock that's available from the manufacturers, Union. Now Union used to be Joshua Parks back in the day but they have so far been bought out by Union now they are owned by Assa Abloy an so forth they've moving through the different names as we go forward into present day.
But this is their new offering, it's the StrongBolt version, and we have had a chance to have play with it and to have a look at it. To be honest we've been quite impressed with it to be honest with you.
The finish is here which is expected of Union. I mean Union, there is one thing about Union they may not necessarily be the cheapest on the market, but what you do get is good quality product, so that is well worth knowing that.
This particular StrongBolt version, one of the things I quit like about this particular lock is that they've decided to modify the shape slightly off the bolt as you can see there. Comes standard with two piece. If I was to throw the bolt over there we would look at length from that projection that bolt there. It's all talking about strong and hence the reason probably why they're calling it StrongBolt.
Now what you'll also notice well in here is that you've got some roller cams that sit in there the idea of those if someone tries to hacksaw the bolt off then there going to hit one of those roller cams and the roller cam is going to spin and it's going to make their job a lot harder. If you're talking about handing this lock by turning the latch around no problem at all you don't need to mess around inside the case undo the screw there take that out turn it round put it back in put the screw back in. job done. It's as simple as that.
Now there available in two different finishes this is the brass version here and again they have gone for a slight brushed finish in regards to the brass and this is obviously the keep. It's a full body keep as you can see there which means that's more security and it's a prerequisite as well as the British standard that this lock refers to. Of course it's available in also a stain chrome finish of the same ilk and same quality.
One thing as well you do find, which is some of the other requisites of these particular types of locks, is it's going to have a drill plate here. This plate is designed to reduce the amount of attack against someone trying to drill in to try to manipulate the levers by trying to drill out the bits and pieces inside. So again that's going to make again the job of trying to drill this lock a lot harder.
Also what you may find here as well is you've got a curtain. There is a curtain that is protecting the lever. So if you try to pick this lock or someone wanted to sit down with the patience and try to manipulate it what you will find is that this curtain will reduce that effect as well. This lock is all about providing security for the product.
Now also it comes as a standard - millimetre follower; that's the size of the spindle there, but you can also accept bolt-through furniture here because they have some cut outs on either side there, which is designed to accept bolt furniture, not furniture that you screw onto the wood but you can actually bolt and clamp them both together which makes for a stronger handle especially in more of a commercial environment.
So fair dues to Union they've really thought about that in regards to the overall design of their particular product. Now this is the 3-inch version. That's the distance from the face plate to the back of the lock. It's also available in a 2.5 in version as well.
So what I'm going to do now is spend a couple of seconds here and put a few measurements together. So if you're thinking oh I want this lock or I want to replace it, will it fit in the whole that I've got or will I have to make modifications etc. well go through this on the 3 in version and then you can utilises those measurement some of them will be the same in regards to it being the 2.5 version.
So if I turn around and look at that there, the lock deck there is 80 millimetres and the backset, that's the leading edge to the centre of the key there and I'm getting that at 56-57 meters. Okay so that's the back set measurement is. The PZ end measurements thats the distance from the centre of the key there to the centre of the follower if I was to get you that measurement there and I'm talking that there being 57-58 millimetres, which is pretty industry standard these days in respect to that.
What it means is that you can have most door furniture would fit that prerequisite in regards to where the keyhole is. That's quite important for you to be aware of. If you are thinking of using bolt-through furniture or having a separate escutcheon at the bottom. The centres of the bolt-through furniture there, I'm going to kind of guess is right about 34 or 35 millimetres. The face plate is the standard 26 millimetres a little bit bigger than the industry standard at 25. The overall length of the actual faceplate there is just about 162 millimetres, give or take a little there but that's on either side.
Now one thing that you will find with these particular type of locks which is quite important is that it will actually have the British Standard Kitemark because you can see there if you can zoom in there for us lee, you can see the British standard Kitemark there saying that this particular lock complies to that standard. And that's the first requisite if you're looking for security on your door is check to see whether or not you've got the British Standard Kitemark. If you've have then at least you know you've gotten a certain degree of protection security and respect to locks on your doors.
Now of course these locks are designed for wooden doors, which is still even though most of our doors now are UPVC, there is still a calling for this particular type of lock. People love wooden doors. Personally I prefer a wooden door but everyone has their own unique differences in respect to that.
So there you go, guys, available on our website. It's the StrongBolt version; it's the Sash Lock and it's a good quality product. It's probably not the cheapest on the market, but I have to be honest with you, it's sitting up there when it comes to quality and the build quality. So if you're seriously considering looking at some additional locks for your doors than this may be one that you may want to take care of.
If you need a bit more information on this lock or any of the locks, like for an example, we can key these alike for you no problem. We can do that for you so you can have your front door and back door and your gate door and your side door and your garage door, etc. all on one key we can do that for you no problem at all.
But either way if you need a bit more information pop on the phone and give us a chat, give us a shout, sorry. From me, Darrel, and all of us here at the LocksOnline team thanks for taking some time to tune in and have a look at this video and come in and be a customer of ours. That would be really good. So thank you very much. Take care. Bye-bye.