- Easier to use than lift-up lever handles – perfect for the elderly or those with disabilities
Reduces the risk of ‘follow-on’ or ‘tailgating’ attack
- Two hook-locks engage automatically when the door is shut – providing greater home security
- Can be additionally secured with the deadbolts by using the key or using the thumb-turn on the inside of the door
- For increased security, the key barrel is protected by an anti-drill disc cover
- Can be installed in either high or low positions
PLEASE NOTE: Classic Auto-Lock minimum door frame width is 860mm when used in conjuction with the following door styles: 1/ 1A / 1AG / 1G / 1R / 2 /2A / 2R / 4 / 7 / 64MM / Q / TL2 / S4
Keeping your home secure – lock, stock and barrel…
Composite door manufacturer Force 8 has introduced an innovative new door locking system – currently available for the same price at its conventional levers for a limited time only*
A Specialist in composite doors, Force 8 has established a solid reputation for its focus on quality and security.
Constantly thinking of new ways to improve customers’ security protection, the company has launched an innovative new door locking system.
Based on technology from its high-specification fire doors, the new durable system has been designed in response to customer feedback and in-depth market research.
Managing director of Force 8, Dennis Sumner, found that the majority of customers preferred the old latch locking system where a door locks on closing; yet sought the security of modern locks.
The new system is therefore a combination of traditional and contemporary methods, where the simple lift of a handle engages the hooks and locks to make a complex process very simple.
“When the door is closed, all the hooks and latches are in place. The door is then re-opened from the outside by simply turning the key – the same way you would with the old latch key system,” explains Dennis.
He adds: “This gives you a smart finish to the outside of the door as there is no handle or lever system on view, just the key barrel. A deadlock system can also be added as a boost for extra security – particularly useful for our elderly customers.”
For added peace of mind, the system features an anti-drill disc directly over the cylinder face, shielding it from obtruders, as well as a number of substantial bolts for extra strength.
“The new system now gives our customers a choice combined with the same high standard of security which people have come to expect,” says Dennis.
“It is essential that we continue to offer our customers an excellent service combined with peace of mind in our products, and we achieve this by continually evolving and developing new products.”
A family business, Force 8 has been manufacturing and fitting doors, windows and conservatories across the UK and Europe since it was founded in 1988.
Its skilled staff have unique expertise in designing and making bespoke composite doors and arched frames to the exact requirements of its customers. This ethos is reflected in its stunning range of conservatories and orangeries, so if you’re thinking of extending your home this year, Force 8 is on-hand to guide you through the process.
And, if you already own a conservatory but require a new roof, Force 8 is a specialist in replacement glass and polycarbonate replacement roofs.
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Force 8 has recently launched a new brochure, The Composite Collection. The 52-page booklet showcases the company’s extensive range of composite doors, from the traditional to the modern, and a new range of contemporary style designs, through to its Mediterranean Bi-Fold and French composite doors.
You can also browse its exclusive decorative glass designs specially created to fit the new ‘long’ and ‘three-quarter’ glazing cassettes.