UPVC multi-point locking doors have a central lock that engages further hooks or bolts when the handle is turned. There is a common belief among people that if they pull up the handle, the door is securely locked and no one from the outside can gain entry into their homes, as a result. Unfortunately, this cannot be any further from the truth. The only way to safely lock UPVC doors is to double lock the door.
Always Double Lock UPVC Doors
The way to double lock your UPVC door is to first shut the door securely, push the handle up to engage further bolts, and finally use the key to lock it. The only way to keep intruders out of your home is by using the key to lock the door securely after you have pushed the handle up.
If you do not use the key after pushing the handle up, you are inviting unwanted intruders into your home. Burglars have been known to use devices that can bypass the five-pin locking mechanism of the UPVC door. It is claimed that a burglar can tell whether a UPVC door has been double-locked or not, just by checking the door from the outside. Once the burglar sees that the double lock is not in place, he will use a screwdriver to open the door or insert a device through the door’s letterbox to push the door handle down.
Don’t forget the basic security measures. Prevention is always better than a cure.