Hardware specialist, Winkhaus, has introduced two new products – the autoLock AV3 Heritage Plus and Heritage Duo Pull – both designed to complement each other and suit a range of contemporary and period door styles.
Based on the AV3 range of multi-point locks, the AV3 Heritage Plus provides automatic locking once the door is pulled shut without the need for a key and reportedly comes with several innovative and convenient features.
Unlike the current Heritage locks, the AV3 Heritage Plus offers the daytime latch function that, when activated, makes it possible to easily open the door from the outside without a key. This added practicality is said to be popular with end-users, enabling temporary, flexible entry and exit without using a key.
The euro cylinder position is similarly placed to a traditional eye-level round cylinder pull, making it ideal for use in traditional or period door designs. Another new feature sees the latch located at the central gearbox position, which provides superior security and weather-resistance.
A distinct feature is AV3 Heritage Plus compatibility with the FAB slave door lock. According to Winkhaus, this forms a ‘perfect solution’ for double door entrance doors and permits, if needed, an upgrade to the automatic unlocking – blueMatic AV3-E Heritage Plus, which can provide unlocking via all access control systems.
Paired with AV3 Heritage Plus is the new Heritage Duo Pull. This PAS24-compatible escutcheon/pull has been improved to offer new features that include an integrated internal and external scalloped finger pull secured by hidden fixing screw heads.
Designed to enhance all types of door styles, the external and internal scalloped pull enhances security with a reduced risk of cylinder attack, snapping or drilling. It is TS007 3-Star-compliant when fitted with a 1-Star cylinder and suits standard Euro profile cylinders.
The Heritage Duo Pull is available in four standard finishes – black, stain grey and polished chrome and gold.
Mike Rushen, Winkhaus’ national sales manager, commented: “Winkhaus prides itself on offering top quality, reliable and relevant products that really appeal to our customers and help them to differentiate their product portfolios. The AV3 Heritage Plus and Heritage Duo Pull have been created with these specific market demands in mind.”