Pro Installer December 2020 - Issue 93 - Page 32

32 | DECEMBER 2020


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With the number of ‘ sneak-in ’ and ‘ home invasion ’ burglaries increasing as the Coronavirus lockdown continues , Kenrick is urging fabricators and installers to specify high security hardware products to help homeowners protect their homes .
Steve Williams , Kenrick ’ s sales and marketing director , explains : “ Many police forces have reported a rise in the number of sneak-in thefts and home invasion burglaries as the restrictions have continued and we want to remind people how important it is to secure their homes properly .

how often do we leave the door unlocked for family members to come home ?

“ With this pandemic occupying our minds , how many of us think about locking the door while we do things like pop to see a neighbour , wash the car , do some gardening or clean upstairs ? And how often do we leave the door unlocked for family members to come home ? This is the perfect chance for an opportunist to sneak in and grab a few items without being noticed .
“ Even more frightening , is the rising crime of home invasion burglary , where a burglar follows the homeowner to their front door , forces their way in behind them and steals from the home . This type of crime is very distressing , particularly at a time when we all need
to feel safe in our homes . Thankfully , it is very simple for homeowners to protect themselves and their properties with the right security products .”
Kenrick ’ s Excalibur Fast Lock is a high security door lock that has been designed to combat both types of burglary and help to make homeowners feel safer in their homes .
Built to the same exacting standards as the Excalibur
door lock , the Excalibur Fast Lock operates in the same way as a standard lever / lever lock . Its main difference is when closing the door ; the user simply lifts the lever as they enter through the door and it is then securely locked from both sides without having to use a key . To unlock the door , the user turns the key and pushes the handle down .
In addition to providing fast , secure locking , the
new lock has an obvious advantage over other fixed pad locks and fast locks because the user cannot accidentally lock themselves out – they have to physically throw the lever to engage the hooks to lock the door . This design feature overcomes the risk of the homeowner being locked out by a small child slamming the door from the inside or by a gust of wind blowing the door shut .
The door lock will also work with a thumb turn cylinder as an option which eliminates the need to use the key on the inside to open the door .
The Excalibur Fast Lock utilises three sintered steel hooks and two steel anti lift bolts to deliver its strength and security . Three roller cams provide =/ - 1mm adjustable compression , with one roller placed directly below the gearbox to aid with compression in the centre of the door . The gearbox is sprung on both spindles , which means that there is no need for costly sprung handle sets .

engineered to provide the highest levels of security and to provide long and trouble-free service

For greater flexibility , the system allows fabricators to use just one lock for all applications on both front and back doors . Its twin spindle design means that both lever / lever and lever / movable pad unsprung handles can be used with only one lock to provide more choice for the end user . Designed to be quick and easy to install , the door lock is also fully extendable with 300mm extension pieces for added convenience .
The Excalibur Fast Lock is available on all variants of 35mm backset locks in a choice of lever / lever , twin spindle and split spindle . It is compatible with PVC-u , timber and composite doors . It meets the requirements of PAS 24 , 2012 and Secured by Design . It has been function tested to 30,000 full cycles ( open / close , lock / unlock ) and also exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1670 : 2007 Grade 4 ( severe ) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance .
The Excalibur Fast Lock is part of the Kenrick range of door locks , which includes the original Excalibur door lock , the timber door lock and the Excalibur split spindle door lock . Each lock has been engineered to provide the highest levels of security and to provide long and trouble-free service .
Kenrick is a leading supplier of hardware solutions for PVCu , aluminium and timber window and door systems . The company has a proud heritage spanning more than 200 years , having been established by Archibald Kenrick who manufactured buckles and livery fittings . Kenrick ’ s range of top quality products includes the market leading Excalibur multi-point locking system , the four-point Centurion system and the Easifit and Espagnolette locking systems .
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