VBH supplies the Yale AutoEngage slam shut door lock range. Slam shut locks are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. When the door leaf is closed into the frame, the automatic lock mechanism instantly triggers the security latches, which engage into the striker plates by 20mm. This negates the need to lift a lever to throw the locking points prior to dead-locking through the key. The central deadbolt of the Yale AutoEngage is operated independently and has a 20mm throw.
The Yale AutoEngage has a locking action which allows greater flexibility in door design, whether on traditionally styled doors where a knob might be used, or on modern, contemporary styles that lend themselves to the clean lines of greenteQ Coastline stainless steel pull handles.
The locks are available with a choice of 16 x 2200mm flat faceplate for eurogrooves where the faceplate will be cut to size, or with a 20 x 1770mm radius ended faceplate for manufacturers preferring to rout a 20mm slot in the door edge.
As well as the AutoEngage Classic, with its lockcase roughly in a central position, manufacturers can also opt for the Heritage version that has a high level lockcase to replicate the position of traditional rim latches. In this case the profile cylinder should be shrouded by circular escutcheons or cylinder pulls, which are available in six colours of the greenteQ Suite, including brushed stainless steel to match the pull handles. Classic and Heritage AutoEngage locks are all PAS24:2016 compliant and have been cycle tested to 100,000 operations.