Plastic Door Handles
Hoppe has launched a new range of handles that are designed to resist attack to get at the cylinder to snap it.
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Hi, and welcome to Locks Online Product Reviews. Today, as you can probably
see, we're all dressed in our casuals because it's a Saturday, and we're
having a bit of overtime, believe it or not, because we're so busy now in
the week we're having to spend weekends to do some of our videos. Today,
with me is Ray. He's one of our new recruits to the business. He's sitting
in with me today to have a chat about UPVC door handles.
There was a review at the beginning of the week on the BBC iPlayer about
people snapping cylinders in these Euro-profile cylinders that you will
find in UPVC doors, etc. If you would have a look at the video or the film
that the BBC did about it, you'll see that a lot of the damage this caused
to the handle before the snapping off the cylinder.
What you see here is a ordinary set of handles that you would use on a UPVC
door. Nothing fancy, nothing clever about them at all. One of the biggest
problems with these standard handles that causes snapping to be quite easy
is how thin this metal is here.
If you would zoom in there for us, Carl, you can see that there it's
actually been [inserted outserts]. It's really only a couple of millimetres
thick there at the most. What you'll find is that this bottom fixing just
there as well, Ray, if you want to have a look, this bottom fixing here
also can be easily snapped out of this back plate. This would be one on the
front of the thing.
But that being snapped out there, it means that this can all be ripped
away. Of course, ripping that away, therefore, exposes the cylinder more so
where it can be snapped quite easy.
Hoppe, one of the manufacturers of UPVC door handles in the UK, this is
their range here of built a handle with a view of trying to combat this.
What they've done is this is the one that would be sitting on the outside,
and as you can see, before you look any further, there's a massive
difference in how thick it is in comparison to tradition style handles. The
reason is because this is actually a solid piece of aluminium, milled out
to the shape that you see there now.
What you'll also see as well is these fixing points are much bigger and
much more substantial compared to the ones on the right. What these do also
come with is they come with hardened steel screws as well.
All of a sudden, when you're trying to jimmy this particular handle off the
door, having this amount of aluminium which to try and bend it away, you
know, you're going to find that you're going to struggle quite a lot. It
therefore then protects the cylinder. The cylinder will, in effect, then
sit in behind the shroud that sits in here and protects all the cylinder in
this here. Hoppe have been fortunate enough to have a Secured by Design
certificate for this particular handle, and it's PAS 24 certificated as
It's an absolutely brilliant piece of product, and if you're concerned
about this snapping phenomenon that seems to be happening all over the UK
at the moment, then these are the sort of handles that you'd be looking
What you can also do in addition to that is that you can consider our own
EPS range modular cylinders. These are steel-cored in the bottom section
there, that also resist snapping, and between the two of them, you've got a
really, really good combination of security for the UPVC door.
So there you go. The inside handle obviously doesn't need to be as secure.
As you can see, this is more along the lines of that of being a traditional
handle. There's the outside there.
Ultimately, all in all, a serious piece of [kit] here. Retailing roundabout
the 25 to 30 pound mark, with or without the VAT. It's really seriously
good value for money. It should be seriously recommended now it's out so
much that you can have snapped cylinders quite easily.
You need to be looking at bending this type of handle, and you need to be
fitting these type of handles on your UPVC doors.
So here we are. That's it, Ray, and thank you for watching. This is Locks
Online, and we're here on a Saturday afternoon, and we're getting overtime,
so we're happy about that. Thank you very much and goodbye.