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Lock for upvc door

I have a UPVC door (which I believe is not a standard size), which is at street level. My maisonette has all the living accommodation on the first floor, and there is no way to install a second door at the first floor level between the street access and the living area.

I want to have a lock on the street door that generally works with a key (not a battery powered fob), that can be opened from the first floor level using a door release system of some sort. I want the door release to "fail- locked" in the event of a power cut, but to be able to over-ride the door release locking system either with a thumb turn or key over-ride. I would also like the lock to be locked automatically when closed, without having to use a key - and having to leave the key in the lock to prevent it being tampered with from outside. But I would like to be able to over-ride this by holding back the latch so that it does not catch on the strike plate (hope I've got the right names) - as can be done, for example - on the Banham L2000 by using the little button on the lock. (I had one on my flat in London so I know it can be done.

Can I get this functionality with a UPVC door, or am I looking at having to replace the door and frame with a wooden one, and installing a Banham or Ingersoll lock and door release?

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Best Answer

Hi there, if I've read this correct then yes you can , I'd say easiest cheapest option is an Electric strike and regular upvc lock. Tied in with a simple intercom . Quite common on social housing flats .

Have a look on locks online should help you out allot .

Kind regards

Answered 30th Dec 2015

O.t.k Carpentry & Locksmith

Member since 10 Mar 2014

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