By Colin Anderson
Jan 15, 2015
Multipoint door locks go hand-in-hand with uPVC and composite doors so if you have one or more of those, you can be pretty certain you have a multipoint lock fitted. They are also used on modern timber doors.
Multipoint systems lock in three places and provide a tight, weatherproof seal. They are considered one of the most secure door locking systems available and come in a range of security levels.
As good as they are, however, it must be remembered that any lock is subject to a limited lifespan. Research undertaken by lock specialists Yale in 2012 suggested that as many as one million multipoint door locks were close to the end of their lifecycle and could fail during that year, potentially leaving thousands of homes unsecured and homeowners locked out of – or even into – their properties. (more…)