I wrote a blog a few weeks ago, about how the Normans Got is so sussed with perimeter protection, we had some great reviews from our social followers and questions were asked, 'what is the best way to protect your side gates and main drive way gates'?
Yeah OK, we all know some chain and a padlock can do the job but to be honest it may not look the nicest. Chipping the paint etc. is really not desired.
LocksOnline carry a whole host of different gate locks, Ones that are really great are from a German company called AMF. These are really great for metal gates that add a bit of flare to the gate at the same time providing a good degree of security.
The idea with the AMF Gate Locks is they can be fitted to say a 40 mm box section, you would drill some holes through the box section and fix the lock where the dead bolt and latch would also travel through the box section as well.
The lever handle would operate the latch and the key cylinder would operate the dead bolt a little further down, the main disadvantage with gates is the distance between the gate and the wall or other gate, this gap can be quite a lot, AMF have thought about this and have made their locks bolts and latches adjustable. These can be retro fitted to an existing gate no problem they also do a dead lock version as well.
There is one lock that I have to say is a brilliant piece of engineering and that is the gate lock that has been made by a company called Borg Locks.
They call it their gate lock and when you get it out of the box for the first time to have a look at it you can see just how well this lock has been built. In fact our local business here down in Pembrokeshire have fitted a few of these and one that springs to mind is one we fitted to the Fishermen Pontoon down at Milford Marina, so only the Fishermen could gain access and not the general public to the pontoon. It was an afterthought of the local company who fitted the gate to put a lock on it and we had the instruction to do so.
This was at least three years ago, and only a couple of weeks ago we were called to the gate to put a self closer on it as well The Borg Gate Lock is still there and still working brilliantly. bare in mind this gate is used all year and is in ALL elements and we have yet to be called to effect any maintenance on the lock. Now that is impressive with all the salt air we have here in Milford Haven.
The fitting of the lock is not dissimilar to the AMF locks and is designed around fitting to box profile gate sections. This Borg Lock also has an adjustable latch, that can wind in and out to make up for the gap between the gate and pillar/wall keep. We would recommend, however, that the bolt is hidden on the secure side perhaps by a stop on the gate or wall to stop a direct attack on the bolt it self. This is not really much of a problem but for a little extra security we would recommend it. The lock also has an option for key override should you need it.
So if your looking for a lock for a metal gate with a key, choose AMF and for a combination and key, choose the BORG gate lock.
LocksOnline is giving this Borg Lock a 4 out of 5 for a product well made and we highly recommend
I hope this blog helps and keeps you better informed if you want to see our Gate Locks section page
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