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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:28 pm Reply with quote

Hi there.

Have a upvc door with ordinary cylinder type lock - works fine but I would like to replace it with a digital lock (preferably mechanical) so I'm not locked out if I forget my key.

Is there one that will simply replace the cylinder on the door, keeping all the existing locking mechanism, and is weather hardy? If so, where can I get one please?
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:16 am Reply with quote

borg used to make one
i dont know if its still available as they did have teething problems with it,might be worth ringing them
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:33 am Reply with quote

i guess i shopuld say other suppliers of digital locks are available, i have seen loads of that style of lock in shops (for use, not for sale) but i doubt they will be any use for a modern upvc door.

my door for example you have tu turn the handle up first to engage the internal slide bolts, the ones i have seen look more like a "yale lock" in that there is only a bolt that comes out, still its worth asking them.

other idea is to have a neigbour hold a key, or buy one of them fake rocks and put a key in that or even get a key safe, there are external versions that will hold just one key. First time i saw one i had to ask why there is a box on the wall with numbers, thats when they told me its so the security guard does not need to carry keys, he enters the code then takes the key to open the door
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