Era Vectis Latch Deadbolt 4 Rollers Split Spindle Multipoint Door Lock
This ERA Vectis Deadbolt multipoint door lock features 4 Rollers, 1 Deadbolt & 1 Latch.
This ERA Vectis multipoint has a latch, deadbolt and 4 rollers.
Identifying an ERA Vectis multipoint door lock can be straightforward but there are some traps to watch out for.
The first trap is that ERA make locks for a huge number of different door and window companies, many of whom rebrand the locks. Often faceplates are stamped with the ERA logo, but they can also stamped with a range of other manufacturers.
However, if your multipoint door lock features a 5 lever mortice lock key (or has a UK key hole if you client has lost the key), you can be sure that the lock is an ERA Vectis.
Another good indication as to whether the lock you are identifying is made by ERA is the holdback snib on the faceplate. This is often grey on deadbolt and hook bolt locks and blue on Vectis locks. However, some of the brands named above have changed the colour of the snib to black or green.
Its also worth noting that sometimes ERA locks are referred to Saracen. This harks back to the days when Laird made locks for the double glazing industry, before they were rebranded as ERA.
All ERA Vectis multipoint locks feature a split spindle mechanism which makes replacements easier as you only need to be concerned with one locking function.
Please also note that ERA Vectis locks feature the same levers as the British Standard ERA Fortress mortice lock. The Fortress mortice lock is one of the most popular mortice locks and allows you the ability to key alike your multipoint door lock to a timber door with a traditional mortice lock. Please contact us as we can key alike your locks as you require. ERA Vectis locks may require a slightly longer key, depending on the thickness of the door profile, but we can assist with that too.
We'd always recommend removing the multipoint from the door to help identify it. This is especially important if you can't identify the brand from the faceplate or it has been rebranded.
ERA Vectis multipoint door lock gearboxes are very distinctive, with a square design and no corner cut outs. The big give away is the UK key way, designed to accept a traditional mortice key. The overall length of the gearbox is 221mm and the width is the backset plus 18mm.
Available in 35mm or 45mm backsets only (regular ERA Gearboxes are also available in 30mm backset), all ERA gearboxes have the same dimensions. They can feature a classic deadbolt with either a standard euro cut out, Invincible cylinder cut out or Vectis 5 lever mechanism. They can feature either a deadbolt or hook bolt (which throws upward). Look out for the British Standard Fortress invincible gearbox which features hardened drill plates.
With the exception of the British Standard Fortress lock, all ERA gearboxes can be interchanged, so if your client needs a hook lock, instead of a deadbolt or a Vectis locking multipoint door lock, contact us and we'll build the lock to order.
ERA multipoint door lock gearboxes feature a 24mm high latch (with 2 distinctive screws in the latch), a 30mm high deadbolt and 61mm between them. Gearboxes are held on to the faceplate with 4 screws, which is unusual for a multipoint door lock. The first screw hole to the second measures 37mm, the second to the third measures 85mm and the third to the fourth screw measures 43mm.
When measuring the backset, allow 2-3mm for the faceplate, so a 35mm backset gearbox will measure 32mm when not fixed to the strip.
ERA Multipoint door lock deadbolts (referred to by ERA as linear bolts) feature an 18mm throw and are chamfered to pull the door against the frame.
Deadbolt locks are most frequently found fitted to timber and composite doors.
Rollers are used for compression, to pull the door against the frame, to help prevent dust or water ingress. They do little for security, but they also have the added benefit of helping to prevent the door from becoming warped as it is supported across its full height. This is dependent on the rollers being engaged into their keeps.
Rollers are normally adjustable by +/- 1mm to help achieve optimum weather sealing.
Operation: Split Spindle
To lock the door
1. Lift the handle upwards to engage the locking points.
2. Lock the locking points and main deadbolt (if present) by turning the key.
To unlock the door
1. Unlock the system by turning the key.
2. Push the handle downwards to disengage the locking points and retract the latch.
- Meets the requirements of BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 4 Corrosion Resistance (240 hours).
- Endurance tested to 50,000 cycles
- Designed to meet the requirements of a PAS24:2012 compliant door set.
We stock a range of associated products for ERA Vectis Deadbolt multipoint door locks, including keeps, spindles, handles and accessories.
Latch Reversal: Undo the screws in the latch to remove. Reverse, reinsert and replace screws
You may find this lock used as an UPVC door lock or an aluminium door lock.
- Manufacturer: ERA
- Backset: Select from drop-down - How do I measure the backset?
- Centres PZ: 92mm - How do I measure the centres?
- Faceplate: Select from drop-down - How do I measure the faceplate?
- Spindle Size: 8mm
- Rollers: 4
- Deadbolts: 1
- Latch: 1
- Main Gearbox: Latch & deadbolt
- Operation: Select from drop-down - What is the operation?
- Spindle: Split 8mm
- Handing: Non handed
- Distance Between Inner Locking: 670mm
- Distance Between Outer Locking: 1610mm
- Height: 2250mm
- Top Roller to Spindle: 730mm
- Bottom Roller to Spindle: 880mm
- Door Material: UPVC, Aluminium
How can I tell who the manufacturer is of my multipoint lock?
Check down the faceplate and look for a brand name or logo to identify the manufacturer.
How do I find out the operation of my multipoint door lock?
- 1. If you only use the key to unlock all of the locking points then the operation is called Key Wind.
- 2. If you lift the handle and turn the key to lock then the operation is called Lift Lever.
- 3. If from the outside you unlock with the key, pull handle down to disengage the locking points and turn the key to open the door then this operation is called Nightlatch or Split Spindle.
- 4. If lifting the handle fully locks the door without the use of a key then this operation is called Auto Locking.
How do I measure my multipoint door lock?
Always measure in millimetres.
- 1. Backset – Measure the distance from the edge of the faceplate back to where the key goes into the door cylinder.
- 2. Centres – Measure the distance from centre of handle spindle down to where the key goes into the door cylinder.
- 3. Locking points – Measure the distance from centre of the locking point to the centre of handle spindle then repeat for other locking points.
- 4. Faceplate – Measure the distance across the width of the face and full length of the faceplate.
- 5. Gearbox – Measure the height and depth of the gearbox.
How do I know if my multipoint door lock is left or right handed?
99% of multipoint door locks are field reversible, instructions for which are under product information. For those models which are handed please refer to the handing chart to determine which hand you require.
Do you stock a gearbox only for this lock?
Yes our part numbers are VECTISCASE35 and VECTISCASE45.