What Is a Multipoint Lock?
A multipoint lock is a long strip locking system that bolts the door to the frame and locks in multiple points with a single key. The system locks in three areas:
- A roller or hook at the top
- A roller or hook at the bottom
- A latch in the middle
The lock is controlled by pulling the door handle up to activate the bolt mechanisms.
This lock system is most common for entry doors and can also work well on patio doors or French doors. Large-sized doors are often more difficult to secure because a single deadbolt system cannot provide the necessary protection. Multipoint locks, however, distribute the security load across three points.
The primary advantage of the multipoint lock is its increased security. Traditional locks are fastened by one bolt in the middle of the door. The multipoint system adds two more bolts, providing a safer locking system for residences. Multipoint locks are also popular because they offer simple function. When the door is locked from the inside, it can be pulled shut on the outside to lock it automatically without the need for a key.
Our Residential Multipoint Lock Hardware
Rockwell Security has many kinds of multipoint locking systems:
- Rockwell XL
- Rockwell ST
- Rockwell RS
- Rockwell Slimline
- Rockwell 200
- Rockwell Defender
Each of these systems has advantageous safety features for entry doors:
- Slimline: This style has the standard multipoint locking features in a streamlined design to fit narrow-style or patio doors.
- Mortise locks: The mortise lock fits into a pocket in the door. It is one of the most secure locks available.
- Emergency egress: The emergency egress feature links the deadbolt and latch by an interconnect device. The interconnect device opens the deadbolt and latch from the inside with one action, making it easier to leave during an emergency.
- Deadlocking tongues: Metal tongues insert into the doorframe to keep the door closed. These can be moved with either the handle or the key.
- Deadlocking shoot bolts: Shoot bolts extend from the top and bottom of the lock. This design keeps the door in place and prevents the door lock from bending.
- Deadlocking hooks: The deadbolt has a hook shape, which is more secure than the traditional style.
Contact Rockwell Security, Inc. Today
Rockwell Security manufactures modern multipoint locks for entry doors with superior quality and design for a competitive price. Our manufacturing facility meets ISO 9000 certification standards, ensuring that each locking system is made to exact specifications. Our products can be customized to fit specific requirements, and our service is always speedy and dedicated to providing a positive experience.
Contact the team at Rockwell Security today to learn more about our multipoint locking systems.