Compliance with security standard AS5039
Before we go into detail about how multipoint locks operate, it is important to understand their reference to Australian standards. AS5039-2008 refers to the Australian Standard for security screen doors and security window grilles. Homeowners with ScreenGuard security systems can rest assured – all ScreenGuard products are fitted with 3-point locks, making them compliant with AS5039-2008.
Operation of Multipoint Locking Systems
The operation of a multipoint locking system is both ingenious and user-friendly. When you activate the multipoint lock, the system engages auxiliary bolts at different points of the door. One of the remarkable aspects of these lock kits is their hidden nature. When the door is closed, the multipoint lock is concealed within the door frame, creating a sleek, discrete profile. The covert design of multipoint locking kits makes them an attractive choice for those who value both security and aesthetics.
Benefits of Multipoint Locks
- Enhanced Security: The primary advantage of multipoint lock kits is their ability to provide superior security. With multiple locking points, it becomes extremely diﬃcult for intruders to force their way in. The top and bottom locking points, in particular, add a layer of protection that is unmatched by single-point locks.
- Compliance with Australian Standards: to ensure compliance to AS5039 security doors should be fitted with a 3-point lock. This not only deters potential intruders but increases the value of your home and may also reduce home insurance premiums.
- Ease of Use: Despite their advanced security features, multipoint locking kits are remarkably user-friendly. Engaging and disengaging the locks is a simple process, making them accessible to people of all ages and abilities. They are also easy to install, with security fabricators frequently installing both cable-operated and rod-operating multi-point lock kits during the busy security season.
- Retrofit: Homeowners with older screen doors need not worry, as most multi-point lock kits can be retrofitted – easily turning standard hinged or sliding security door locks into 3-point locks compliant with the Australian Standard.
- Hidden Design: The concealed nature of multipoint locking systems adds to their appeal. When the door is closed, there are no visible signs of the locking mechanism, preserving the aesthetics of the space.
- Durability: Multipoint locks are built to last. Their robust construction and materials ensure that they can withstand years of use without compromising on security.
Darley offers a range of cable-operated and rod-operated multipoint lock kits from leading hardware suppliers, including Allegion and ASSA ABLOY (please refer to product details in the above table). Using a quality, tested, and reliable multipoint lock system will enhance your home security and make your door compliant with Australian Standards.
In an era where security concerns are ever-present, investing in the right security door lock is crucial when it comes to protecting your family and your home. Multi-point lock kits offer homeowners assurance and peace of mind.