GU Europa Latch 3 Deadbolts Multipoint Door Lock - Fast Locking
This GU Europa Plus multipoint door lock features 3 Deadbolts & 1 Latch.
This GU Fastlocking Europa Plus multipoint lock¬†deadlocks the locking points without the need to turn the key.
The GU range of multipoint door locks is called "SECURY" and the fast locking versions are called "Europa Plus". GU Secury Europa plus locks have a single spindle and a unique locking operation. To lock the door, lift the handle upwards to both engage and lock the locking points. To open the lock, unlock the door by turning the key, push down the handle to disengage the locking points. Return the key to withdraw the latch. You may find that some suppliers refer to GU locks as "Ferco" or "GU Ferco", as that is how they have been historically named. At Duffells, we refer to 92mm PZ locks using the modern name, "GU" while older 70mm PZ locks are called "Ferco".
Identifying a GU lock is straightforward as GU stamp their logo on the faceplate of their locks. However, if you have an old door to repair, the GU lock may be the old, original style, rather than the new version.
GU make their Europa range of door locks with hooks, deadbolts or rollers. Europa Plus locks are only available with a 35mm backset and were never made with the old style configuration.
In 1979, Gretsch-Unitas presented the GU-SECURY multi-point locking system with roller cams for doors at the Deubau Trade Fair in Essen, Germany, and launched it on the market. In the years that followed the versions with pin bolt and SH bolt were developed. In 1996, GU created the first self-locking multi-point locking system for doors with GU-SECURY Automatic.
Fast locking Europa Plus GU gearboxes are available in a 35mm backset only.
New style GU locks can be differentiated from their old style equivalents by the shape at the top of the gearbox. Old style locks have the top corner removed, whereas new versions feature a vertical groove to help with bolts for handles. The two gearboxes are not compatible, so a new style gearbox will not fit on an old style multipoint lock. Fast locking Europa Plus gearboxes were not available in the old style locks and differ slightly to the other operation gearboxes, as the top groove is actually a separate, elongated hole and top groove.
GU multipoint lock gearboxes feature a latch and deadbolt and measure 191mm high (excluding the fixing lugs) by the backset + 16mm wide. The latch is 32mm high, the deadbolt measures 35mm high and there is 54mm from the bottom of the latch to the top of the deadbolt.
GU gearboxes are fixed to their faceplates with 3 screws. The distance from the top to the middle screw is 108mm, while the middle screw to bottom screw is 92mm.
Always allow 2mm when measuring your backset and the faceplate is still attached to the gearbox.
GU refer to their additional locking deadbolts as "MR". The GU-SECURY MR system provides a multi-point lock which is protected from being sawn through or forced back.
Deadbolts are chamfered to help pull the door closer to the frame for compression.
Operation: Fast Locking
To lock the door
1. Lift the handle upwards to engage and lock the locking points. There is no need to turn the key.
To unlock the door
1. Unlock the system by turning the key.
2. Push the handle downwards to disengage the locking points.
3. Turn the key to retract the latch.
We stock a range of associated products for GU Europa Plus multipoint door locks, including keeps, spindles, handles and accessories.
Latch Reversal: Push a flat bladed screwdriver into the small rectangular slot above spindle and pull out latch at same time. reverse and reinsert.
You may find this lock used as an UPVC door lock, an aluminium door lock, a timber multipoint door lock or a composite door lock .
- Manufacturer: GU
- 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
- Deadbolts: 3
- 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: 1228mm
- Height: 2285mm
- Top Deadbolt to Spindle: 568mm
- Bottom Deadbolt to Spindle: 660mm
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 have a gearbox for this multipoint lock?
Yes our part numbers are GUCASE28, GUCASE, GUCASE40 and GUCASE45.