The lock already in your door is not necessarily the best size, watch this video to see how easy it is to get the right size of lock in just a couple of minutes.
Its very easy to mismeasure a cylinder lock whilst its in the door. We strongly recommend taking it out to get an accurate measurement. Be careful if you use a tape measure and not a ruler as the end of some tapes can make it tricky to get the right size.
Cylinders come in 5mm increments, do not reduce the size of your cylinder if your lock sticks out of the existing handle by less than 5mm. PVC french doors sometimes have special central sections making it very difficult to remove and refit a cylinder lock. Please call for advice.
Don't forget, our phone lines are open 6 days a week, so for advice on measuring, fitting or any aspect of door and window security please call one of our advisors.
Fitting your new ultra-secure lock can be as easy as measuring it. All you need is the key and a screwdriver. Watch this video to see how.
In the edge of the door there will be a fitting screw, this needs to be taken out and put to one side.
If you are unable to access the fitting screw (possible in a french door application) then it is wise to consult a qualified locksmith.
To remove or insert a euro-cylinder the key must be turned slightly to line the tongue of the central cam up with the body of the lock, this will enable the cylinder lock to slide in or out. Getting the amount of key turn may require a bit of trial and error, but usually it requires a 15 to 20 degree turn either to the left or right, this is shown clearly on the video. If there is any resistance to removing the cylinder it can help to just loosen the handle screws - sometimes a slightly offset handle can put pressure on the cylinder making it a little stiffer.
By this time tomorrow you could have one key that operates everything that locks in your home. You can lighten the bunch of keys you carry everywhere, you won't need to fumble in the dark finding the right key any more, you won't lose that patio key again, even the bike padlock can be the same key.
Our British Standard accredited workshop can build locks to make your home safer and your life simpler.
We do not send locks or keys out in the post, even by recorded delivery. If a posted delivery goes missing you could be waiting 14 days to find it, even signed for deliveries aren't trackable until delivered.
With the Euro-Secure DPD Predict service the lock and keys to your home are tracked every step of the way. The keys to your home never fall in the wrong hands. You even get an email in the morning telling you what time you can expect your ultra-secure locks to arrive.
Unlike so many others Euro-Secure are not just a group of people that buy security products in and sell them on the internet for more.
Euro-Secure have nearly 40 years in the security hardware business, we design security products, we test every product we sell (and many that we chose not to sell!), we have our own lock workshop that is accredited by the British Standards institute and audited twice a year and we are an affiliate member of the Master Locksmith Association.
We know about home security products, thats why over 10,000 UK homes are now more secure with Euro-Secure.
In the unlikely event that you suffer a break-in as a direct result of your Euro-Secure security product failing, then send us the Police report and crime number along with confirmation of the excess on your insurance claim and we will refund your insurance excess.
If you change your mind about your Euro-Secure purchase within 30 days of receiving it, just send it back unused and in the original packaging and get a refund (minus a 10% return & restocking fee).
Genuinely hassle free!
Place your order before 4pm and we guarantee to get your delivery with you for the following day. Even if you order multiple locks with one key, our team of kite mark accredited lock builders are on standby.