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Deadlock for UPVC door

Anonymous user 11 November 2022 - 8.12 PM

Can you get a deadlock for a UPVC door? I want an extra lock that can be locked when I leave the house.

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DWM Locksmith
Rating: 5 out of 55514 reviews
Liskeard

You can but why? It’s already a five locking point mech, to add an additional lock seems a little too much. It could damage to plastic integrity and weaken the door if not done correctly. I would Chang the cylinder to an ABS five star anti snap it’ll cost, but for security it’s very hard to defeat, the only way to get in will be to make a lot of damage to the door. Hope I have put you mind at rest, you have in place a good system ! just beef up the cylinder and I think you’ll be fine. Kind regards the locksmith

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12 November 2022

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J&H Building and Maintenance
Rating: 5 out of 5554 reviews
Colchester

Your best option is to replace the lock cylinder for a high security one if not already fitted (around 50 to 100 pounds and a very easy DIY job). The standard type fitted to (especially older) uPVC doors can be picked in seconds but the actual multi point lock mechanism built into the door is very secure. Also check any windows have the removable trims on the inside as older ones can have them on the outside which can be removed easily. You can get fittings to secure external trims if present

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14 November 2022

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IM Locksmith

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Luton

Hello, if the mechanism has split spindle or twin spindle it can be upgrade.

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12 November 2022

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Character security and locks ltd
Rating: 5 out of 55518 reviews
Harwich

Due to the MPL strip on the side of the door you can’t fit a dead lock. There are other options that can be fitted so you can lock the door.

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12 November 2022

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Rotherham and Doncaster Locksmith
Rating: 5 out of 55535 reviews
Mexborough

upvc dors usually have five locking points why should you need another lock

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12 November 2022

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KMG Locksmiths
KMG Locksmiths
Rating: 5 out of 555137 reviews
Skelmersdale

Not a deadlock because the mechanism is in the way but we fit a lock that cn be operated from the outside with a key and by hand on the inside purposely for upvc and composite doors they're called sashstops

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12 November 2022

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Anonymous user

Upvc doors already have multipoint locking systems, so you wouldn't need any type of additional locks, but you can upgrade the euro cylinder if it not rated at the moment, and if you haven't already you can upgrade to a rated set of handles, finally again if not already fitted you fit a letter box gaurd!

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12 November 2022

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DG Pro Locksmiths
DG Pro Locksmiths
Rating: 5 out of 5553 reviews
Grays

Deadlocks are predominantly for wooden doors but there are products available for uPVC doors such as products available from sashstop that act as a sash jammer but lockable with a key from the outside, check them out 👍

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12 November 2022

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Sherlocks Locksmiths
Rating: 5 out of 55515 reviews
Elland

You can't add a deadlock to a UPVC door as it will interfere with the mechanism already fitted, if security is a concern upgrade the euro to a 3 star lock ie: ULTION/ GENIUS/YALE etc, or anti-snap as they are more commonly known.

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12 November 2022

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Vat locksmiths & Maintenance
Rating: 5 out of 5554 reviews
Blackpool

Hi. Due to the faceplate on a multipoint locking system fitted to most upvc doors it would be extremely difficult to fit a deadlock. However you could fit a Yale rim cylinder lock on the door with a bolt instead of a latch if the door opens inwards. Usually you would find that the multipoint locking system which comes with the door should be sufficient.

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11 November 2022

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D And D Locksmiths
Rating: 5 out of 555106 reviews
Bristol

U can upgraded ur mech to a better one but fitting a deadlock as an additional lock no sorry u can’t do

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12 November 2022

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JTL Locksmiths
JTL Locksmiths
Rating: 4.8 out of 54.8520 reviews
Clevedon

You cannot fit an extra deadlock into a uPVC door. The door already has a multipoint locking mechanism that runs the length of the door. You can add devices to the inside (sash jammers) that will give extra security, but they cannot be activated from the outside when you leave.

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12 November 2022

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R White Home Improvements

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Grays

A upvc door should have multiple locking points. Try lifting the handle up and locking the door with the key. Upvc doors are some of the most secure doors available.

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12 November 2022

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JB Services
Rating: 5 out of 55514 reviews
Lanark

The cylinder can be upgraded to a hi security anti snap cylinder, but there is no option to add an additional deadlock to a pvc door.

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11 November 2022

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Locksafe Security
Rating: 5 out of 55559 reviews
Dunstable

No the upvc door has a full mechanism down the side of the door. There is no room to fit a deadlock. As long as the door handle is lifted to throw the multi locking bolts, hooks, mushroom or sliders, you mave have either one of these or more, and then by turning the key the door is secure.

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11 November 2022

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Local Locksmith Liverpool
Rating: 5 out of 55513 reviews
Liverpool

Upvc door have already full strip of mechanism, already in place 3 dead bolts or hooks after lifting handles. Impossible to be installed a deadlock on the side because there is the multi point mechanism lock. For the security to be full secure that multi point mechanism need to have a good cylinder , to be anti snap, anti puc , anti drill etc. can be added the locks like Nightlatch’s kit lock with bolt special for upvc doors when the multipoint mechanism is old or don’t have enough security.

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11 November 2022

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Harbour Security Ltd
Rating: 5 out of 5556 reviews
Poole

Yes, you can get outside locking sash jammers if you have an inward opening door.

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11 November 2022

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