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What are the Benefits of Multipoint Locks?

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

What are the Benefits of Multipoint Locks?

This particular type of lock is virtually impossible to break or pick - so, when you select one to be included in a wider home or office security set-up comprised of high quality hardware - you can rest easy in the knowledge that the safety of your valuables, as well as your own personal privacy, will never be compromised.

But what exactly are multipoint locks, and why do they make such an ideal addition to your collection of security equipment? Let LockShop Direct answer all of your questions.


What Are Multipoint Locks?


Most commonly found on uPVC or composite doors, multipoint locks do pretty much what they say on the tin. The word “multipoint” refers to the numerous types of locking mechanism these doors employ when being secured. Usually, these include one seriously solid and virtually immovable deadbolt, paired with a “live” latch and at least two other sturdy bolts - with one usually positioned above the deadbolt and the other below for extra stability.

As you can imagine, this intricate system of locks render a multipoint system virtually impossible to outsmart - as it takes a considerable amount of time to disarm each one, if a potential trespasser can manage to do so at all!


How to Operate a Multipoint Lock


The most common way to open and close a multipoint lock is to lift the main lever or handle to engage the bolt, then insert and turn your key to push the live latch in or out. These actions will also ease the additional bolts into - or out of - place.


What’s So Good About Multipoint Locks?


  • Prevention of Break-Ins

The obvious main reason to opt for a multipoint locking system for external doors is to increase the security of your property and heavily reduce all risks to the security of your property and the privacy and safety of the members of your household or business. Due to the sheer number of points at which this type of lock can be secured, the majority of multipoint mechanisms are able to provide more than three times the typical level of security offered by a single deadbolt or mortice lock, and can be combined with other latches and other hardware or electronic systems to improve this figure still further!


  • Reduced Wear and Tear

If seriously enhanced security wasn’t enough, there’s even more to the benefits of multipoint locks than first meets the eye. Because locking side of the door leaf is well supported by the numerous different bolts and latches that give this type of mechanism its name, there tends to be far less pressure on the hinges than occurs in single bolt locks. This means that doors with multipoint locks are far better at load bearing and generally more durable. The locks, too, are far more hard-wearing than average, as the weight of the door is spread across a number of different individual mechanisms.


  • Easier Insurance and Better Premiums

Of course, multipoint locks are also recognised by insurance companies as offering enhanced and improved security to homes and businesses, so fitting one is highly likely to improve the insurance options that are available to you, as well as going a long way towards improving the premiums you’ll have to pay. That’s great news for the security of your finances as well as your property!


Where Can I Get a High Quality Multipoint Lock?


The majority of trusted security hardware providers will have a range of multipoint locks available for you to choose from. LockShop Direct are experienced security specialists offering a variety of high security hardware including multipoint systems. Browse their range here, or see their wider online shop for other manual and digital options to suit the unique needs of your property.


If you’d like to speak to a member of LockShop Direct’s highly experienced team of security specialists, all you need to do is pick up the phone and call 0845 830 0832 or send an email to, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or offer friendly advice to help you ensure that your home or office security is the best it can possibly be. We’re available for information and advice from Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5pm.

Author: Richard Nash

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