Easy Access Control on a UPVC Door
Most of us in the United Kingdom have a multipoint door lock on our front doors. A multilock is generally fitted to UPVC and composite doors but is also found in an increasing number of wooden doors. The traditional multipoint runs up the whole height of the door and usually has a number of hooks or rollers protruding from the metal strip in the edge of the door. These are generally locked by raising the handle upwards and then turning the key.
To put an access control system, such as a keypad, on a door fitted with a multipoint lock has always been a big headache. The standard way to do this was to first replace the mechanical multipoint with an electronic version that has inbuilt motors, then add the other equipment required, such as a keypad, door loop and power supply unit which all depend on one another to operate the door. A system like this can run into several hundreds of pounds for the equipment alone, before the cost of hiring a qualified electrician to install everything.
LocksOnline is now proud to offer you a new, more cost effective and infinitely more elegant solution to this problem. We now stock a range of multilock digital door handles that have integrated, standalone access control systems contained within.
Now you can simply swap your existing door handles for a set that incorporates a keypad or biometric scanner! These units contain their own power source (batteries) which means there is no need for huge amounts of wiring, unsightly door loops and power hungry supply units.
This unit can replace any set of handles with a 92mm PZ centre measurement. Want to know if they will fit on your door? It’s easy, just measure the distance between the centre of the keyhole and the centre of the door handle spindle. If this is 92mm then this unit WILL FIT your door, regardless of which brand multipoint lock you have!
The stylish IP (Ingress Protection) rated handles house everything you need to operate this door and you have the choice of having a keypad only or a biometric unit that scans the person’s finger or thumbprint, matches this to its database of verified uses and disengages the lock appropriately. The biometric version also has a keypad to allow guest users to have selected access for occasions where inputting the biometric reading would not be beneficial.
These really are unique products in this field and have a huge range of uses, ideal for; Elderly or disabled access where it would be difficult for the customer to open the door for every visitor they have on a daily basis. With this system, regular visitors can have their fingerprints enrolled and have easy but secure access without disturbing the home owner. Temporary codes can also be entered for less regular visitors such as couriers and delivery drivers.
The Era DX1 and FX1 are also great as a fully standalone access control system for any 92mm centre UPVC door, they require almost no effort to install and can be accomplished by almost anyone with just a set of screw drivers!
All the Best,