How To Guide - Digital Locks

The A to Z of Digital Lock Installation & Maintenance

Afraid of botching the installation of your fancy new Digital Lock? Or maybe you're just not sure how to measure the darn thing!

What ever your digital lock dilemma is, we're sure to have an answer in one of our handy Digital Lock Guides.

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DigitalLock Terminology

Digital Locks are easy to install when you know that different sections of the lock.

A Tubular Latch
B Code Buttons
C Operating Handle
D Bolt Through Fixings
E Inside Handle
F Spindle


How to Measure Digital Locks

Correctly measure your digital lock to ensure a proper fit.

A Latch Diameter
B Body Width
C Body Height
D Body Depth
E Handle Projection


Digital Lock Maintenance

Digital Locks today are designed to be very low maintenance and for the majority, no maintenance is required. It is important that you do not oil working parts.

To maintain the finish of the lock we recommend that it be cleaned regularly with a soft cloth. A silicone spray can also be used to provide a protective film against grit and grime.


Common Problems

Please find below a list of common problems associated with digital locks and the corresponding probable cause and solution.

Problem: The latch bolt does not move smoothly in and out.
Cause: The lock is installed incorrectly.
Check that the lock is square on the door and positioned accurately over the latch. Check that the latch is positioned horizontally and parallel to the door surfaces.

Problem: The inside and outside knobs do not return easily to the centre position after use.
Cause: The spindle is too long for the door thickness.
The spindle must not project more than 30mm into the inside handle. If it does then it will be trapped between the front and back handles and prevent them moving easily. The spindle must be shortened.

Problem: The inside handle does not retract the latch.
Cause: The spindle is too short for the door thickness.
The spindle must project from the inside face of the door by at least 8mm so as to engage the handle. The spindle may have been cut too short during installation.

Problem: The inside lever handle does not return to the upright position after operating.
Cause: The lever return spring is broken.
You will need to purchase replacement spring for your Digital Lock.

Problem: The inside lever handle does not return to the upright position after operating.
Cause: The latch is not entering the strike.
Your door or frame may have warped since the lock was installed. Check that the latchbolt is lined up with the strike aperture and adjust the position of the strike as necessary. Make sure the deadlocking plunger cannot enter the strike aperture alongside the latch bolt when the door is closed.