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How to change the handing of a HOPPE escape sashlock (AR915)

September 12, 2013 by · Comments Off on How to change the handing of a HOPPE escape sashlock (AR915) 

ar915-handing1. Latch reversibility:  To reverse the latch bolt insert a screw driver through the hole in the back edge of the lock case, push the slotted head forward firmly and rotate.
2. Escape reversibility:  To reverse the escape function remove the follower plate with a small blade, swap it to the other side of the lock case and insert into the follower.

Q: Choosing ironmongery for four final fire exit doors and frames which will experience heavy traffic, and need to be secure (would prefer not to have a panic bar), can you recommend a handle arrangement, perhaps with a thumblock on the inside, that would be suitable for these circumstances?

October 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: Choosing ironmongery for four final fire exit doors and frames which will experience heavy traffic, and need to be secure (would prefer not to have a panic bar), can you recommend a handle arrangement, perhaps with a thumblock on the inside, that would be suitable for these circumstances? 

A: For the arrangement you describe we would suggest using escape sashlocks – these have euro cylinder thumb turn locks (i.e. you can have any kind of high security, master keyed, anti pick, anti bump etc euro profile cylinder) but use a split spindle so from the inside the handle will ALWAYS over-ride the lock and open.  The sets we supply include standard differ cylinders, which you can see on the website clicking the bold link, talk to us about higher security cylinders or masterkeying.

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What is the difference between an ‘Escape’ Lock and an ordinary lock?

March 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on What is the difference between an ‘Escape’ Lock and an ordinary lock? 

The Euro Mortice Escape lock shown on the website uses a split spindle which allows the door to be opened from the inside even if the door is locked from the outside. The standard Mortice lock uses a standard 8mm spindle and does not offer this function. The Mortice Escape lock can be used, for example, in classrooms  where it is important to ensure that no one can be locked inside the room whilst preventing access to the classroom as required.

We need a door lock which is permanently open on the inside but locked outside?

January 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on We need a door lock which is permanently open on the inside but locked outside? 

With the limited information given in the question, we might suggest either an escape sashlock set, or a fire escape push bar or push pad, both will perform that function but which is most suitable will depend on the usage of the door.  You can see information about both those suggestions on our website, at the links in the text above.

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