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Replacing Vectis 2 hook lock with..well anything.

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Imaginos, 1 Feb 2021.

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    What's wrong with your Vectis?
     
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    It could use a service and since I purchased the house its missing 2 of its 3 keys to that door. So for security, I want a new lock in there. I was also going to replace the euro cylinder locks on my other UPVC door (it has an older euro cylinder that I think isn't anti snap). and thought about getting 2 euro locks with the matching keys.
     
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    You could get another Vectis, or a competent locksmith could fit or supply new levers and keys, and locks to suit for your other door.

    Amateur burglars learn a variety of low-skill attacks on Eurocylinders. 5-lever locks are less amenable to simple attacks. Inherently, they don't snap, bump or corkscrew.
     
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    So you would say the vectis is a better lock than a Yale 3* anti-whatever cylinder?
     
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    Although I probably still need to swap the other Euro cylinder as its def not up to standard. Do you have a recommended euro one or are they all not the best anyway?
     
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    and thanks for the replies
     
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    I am definitely a fan of 5-lever locks.

    And the reverse of a fan of Eurocylinders.

    Vectis can be fitted to replace various multipoint locks so I'd expect the system to fit your other door.

    I agree with you about having locks suited to the same key. Saves carrying a great bunch around.

    Top-class Eurocylinders are quite expensive, and the technology has to keep changing each time the crooks start mass-producing burglar tools to defeat the previous design.

    others will have a recommendation for the current good cylinders.
     
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