It’s estimated that 90% of Irish homes have some form of multipoint locking on the outside doors to their property. These vary from UPVC, aluminium, timber & sliding patio doors all of which offer a fabricated level of protection if the key cylinder has not being upgraded from the original design.
Burglars have discovered just how straightforward it is to bypass a standard type euro cylinder. It does not matter how many hooks or dead bolts you have on your multipoint door lock, the weakest or most vulnerable element is the key cylinder mechanism. Once the cylinder is bypassed the multipoint lock can be unlocked by basically pushing down on the door handle.
We are a local A.L.O.I. locksmith for Cork City and will be able to advise you and offer you a solution to this common security weakness.
There is a wide range of multi-point locks used in the Irish market so identifying & sourcing the correct replacement for your door can be a problem for many people.
Ferco, Fuhr, GU, Milenco, Yale, Avocet, are all common makes of UPVC locks stocked by us. Not any longer, simply contact Celtic Lock & Safe for assistance.