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Glossary – Lock jargon explained

Don’t be confused – Lock jargon explained. BACKPLATE A stamped or forged plate onto which levers and knobs are attached to create the door handle. BACKSET A lock or latch measurement which determines the distance of the centre of the Follower (Spindle Hole), and therefore of your handle / knob, from the edge of the […]

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Fitting a new cylinder

Fitting a New Euro Cylinder Fitting a euro cylinder is like a reverse of the removal process. Align Cam and Cylinder – Insert and turn the key until the cam no longer sticks out and is lined up with cylinder. Insert Cylinder – Holding the key, guide the cylinder through the euro cylinder cutout on […]

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Removing an existing euro cylinder

Removing an Existing Euro Cylinder To remove the cylinder you will require a cross-head screwdriver to release the Fixing Bold, which is visible just under the latch on the edge of the door. Open the Door – Insert key to unlock and open the door. The key should be left in the lock. Remove Fixing […]

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Buy the right size cylinder

Buy the Right Size Cylinder – All you need is a metric ruler. It is possible to place the ruler against the open edge of the door and use your eye to judge the measurements from the outside face of one backplate to the cylinders fixing screw and from the fixing screw to the outside […]

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Night Time Lock Up Routine

The importance of establishing a NIGHT TIME LOCK UP ROUTINE The well-known Criminologists, Marcus Felson and Ronald V Clarke, once said “There is no single cause of crime that is sufficient to guarantee its occurrence: yet opportunity above all others is necessary and therefore has as much or more claim to being a root cause.” Thousands […]

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