Are you currently building a new home in Worthing? Or considering a complete lock overhaul? Then it’s time to consider replacing your locks with the UNION brand of locks. Every locksmith worth their salt will recommend you use one. To find out more about UNION Locks, please read on.
About UNION Locks
UNION is a British lock brand under ASSA ABLOY, the Swedish security conglomerate responsible for 20 other hardware brands including security locks such as Corbin Russwin. ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in door security solutions.
UNION manufactures products exclusively designed for security experts. From the Strong BOLTTM which has redefined the standards for mortice locks, to the UNION Rim locks, every home owner is guaranteed a secure locking system for their doors.
UNION offers four product levels for builders, and locksmiths architects. The brand under ASSA ABLOY has its office in the UK and Wales, and is registered under No 2096505.
What is the history of UNION Locks?
UNION was formed from a family business in Willenhall, 1840. Willenhall has been dubbed the centre of the British lock-making industry for more than 400 years.
The UNION brand provides a wide range of architectural products for both contract and commercial use and is largely used in more than 80 countries. The brand’s products are designed in the UK by extremely competent project technicians and are the hallmark of performance and quality. The UNION ‘G’ mark is a comprehensive guarantee that is valid for 5 – 25 years.
The brand is also a certified license holder of Secured by Design (SBD) a UK Police Initiative. This means it is approved by the Police and encouraged to manufacture more products that reduce opportunities for crime.
What is the design of the UNION lock?
UNION locks are designed to satisfy three properties:
The locks are manufactured to the highest specification and regularly undergo thorough testing procedures. This guarantees a lasting lifespan of excellent quality, performance and reliability.
Hinges: Tested to BS EN 1935:2002 and assessed for application on timbre fire doors
Doors closers: Provides electromagnetic door controls which are useful for fire doors connected to fire alarms and smoke detection system.
How do UNION locks work?
UNION also manufactures modular lock cases and cylinders. The Rim Locks are sold separately to increase customisation. Unless indicated otherwise, all Rim Locks are supplied as case only. They have been made with a variety of key mechanisms, for function, security and quality. The two common lock functions are deadlock and latch.
How secure is a UNION Lock?
Being one of the ASSA ABLOY brands, UNION locks provide high level lock security. It is very secure and almost impenetrable.
How much do UNION Locks cost?
Each lock varies according to function, size and security level. For instance, a Marston 4K Mortice Deadlock costs £100.23 while a UNION 1026 Easy Access Cylinder Night Latch goes for £38.01.
If you want a detailed price list, please call our Worthing Locksmiths on 01903 641 250