This Winkhaus Cobra multipoint door lock features 2 Hooks, 1 Deadbolt & 1 Latch.
The Winkhaus Cobra is the original Winkhaus multipoint lock, featuring a central latch and deadbolt and2 or more "Cobra" hook locking points. Cobra multipoint locks are available with lift lever operation, split spindle or key wind.
Winkhaus Cobra locks are characterised by their central latch and deadbolt. They will also feature either 2 or 4 hooks as the additional locking points. While available as a 4 roller lock, Winkhaus Cobra locks are not normally available as a hook and roller combination lock. That function is left to the Scorpion range.
Cobra locks often feature locking distances of 1490mm between the external hooks. This distance has become very popular in the market, with numerous manufacturers adopting this configuration.
It is also worth noting that Winkhaus Trulocks feature the same gearbox as a Cobra, but with slightly different hooks. Cobra locks are non handed, whereas Trulocks are handed.
The quickest way to identify the product, before removing it from the door, is to check the faceplate. You'll spot a Winkhaus logo and, often, a Secured by Design logo. The Cobra version will be identified by the central deadbolt and non handed hooks.
Winkhaus Cobra locks are unique as they are available with various different locking features. These include an Entryguard function which is a guard bar that operates in a similar way to a door chain. Its more secure and it can be released from the outside by the key holder if they turn the key an additional 45 degrees.
Another option is a The ‚ÄòFA‚Äô lockout cylinder double function incorporates two locking cylinders. A central double or thumb turn cylinder plus an additional half cylinder in the FA housing on the external side of the door. When the dwelling is unoccupied both cylinders can be locked with the same key (talk to us about our keying alike service) thus double deadlocking the door. This prevents any intruder who may have entered the property elsewhere, exiting the property by operating the internal thumb turn and unlocking the door (deadlocking the half cylinder on the outside overrides the internal lock operation).
Usefully, all Winkhaus locks feature the same routing details. Therefore, if you wish to change the locking operation, or upgrade to automatic locking, its a straightforward process. New keeps and handles may be required.
All Winkhaus gearboxes, apart from the AV4 measure 185mm high x backset + 15mm, making them the smallest gearboxes on the market. They measure 64mm between the latch and deadbolt and 63mm from the spindle to the top of the gearbox. They also feature a groove above the spindle to aid in the fitment of handles with a screw above the lever.
Winkhaus Cobra locks always feature a latch and deadbolt in the gearbox. They are available in lift lever, split spindle and key wind operation. These are easily identifiable by the sticker on the side of the gearbox. If the writing is blue, This is lift lever, if its green, then the lock is split spindle, whereas red means key wind. We often will only stock the green, split spindle locks, where both a lift lever and split spindle version are available. This is because the split spindle can be used as a lever operated lock by inserting a solid spindle all the way through the follower. There's also no price difference between the locks, so the added versatility of the split spindle lock makes it a suitable replacement for a larger range of locks.
Winkhaus gearboxes are attached to the faceplate with a set of rivets. These can be easily removed and replaced for gearbox swaps but makes Winkhaus relatively unique (and therefore easier to identify) in the market. Please refer to our guide and video on how to replace a Winkhaus gearbox for full details.
Please note that you may have encountered a really old Winkhaus gearbox that is attached to the faceplate with screws, with a passivated yellow finish. The sticker on the side (red = key wind and blue = lift lever) will denote the operation of the lock. These locks were handed and are no longer available.
Winkhaus Cobra locks feature 25mm throw solid steel Cobra hooks. These high security solid forged steel and nickel plated hooks that fully engage the keep rail and help prevent forcing the sash and frame apart.
Cobra hooks throw downwards, as opposed to Scorpion locks which can throw downwards or bi directional. Cobra hook cases measure 113mm high by 45mm wide.
Operation: Key Wind
To lock the door
1. On closing the door, the latch is automatically engaged.
2. Turn the key to throw and engage or "wind" out the locking points.
To unlock the door
1. Turn the key to unlock the door by "unwinding" the locking points.
2. A further quarter turn of the key will retract the latch.
- Secured by Design
Tested to 100,000 cycles
We stock a range of associated products for Winkhaus Cobra multipoint door locks, including keeps, spindles, handles and accessories.
You may find this lock used as an UPVC door lock, an aluminium door lock, a timber multipoint door lock or a composite door lock .