Codelock Push Button Lock Non-Handed
No Good for Wooden Doors
I bought this lock from Screwfix and had this lock on my door for just under a year. It worked fine for 11 months and then stopped working with the 'bolt' not 'springing back' accurately into the faceplate.
The product has a 1 year guarantee, so after much correspondence codelocks agreed to allow me to send it back to them freepost. On inspection they said the bolt had become damaged because the door had likely moved a bit and damaged the mechanism.
To quote Codelocks in their correspondence to me: "when the door is closed the latch bolt enters the strike plate, the small deadlocking plunger/pin must never enter the strike plate (the plunger/pin is located on the flat side of the latch bolt). This sits on the surface of the strike plate, is pushed in, and deadlocks the latch out. If there is misalignment this will put pressure on the latch bolt and over time cause it to be kept in bind, eventually becoming slightly bent and sticking in the latch barrel. Is the door slamming shut? Has the door dropped slightly and catching on the door frame? This will most certainly cause misalignment of the latch, and put the latch into bind."
The 'tolerances' are very small and in my opinion therefore only suitable for a door and frame that will not move at all (maybe a metal door).
As we all know, wooden external doors will move a little in their lifetime.
Codelocks would not replace the lock without charge under their guarantee.
Therefore, if you have a door that might just move a tiny bit - be warned this lock is not 'Fit for Purpose' and their 'guarantee' will not cover you.
23 Jan 2015
Looked like a tidy product but fixing screws were far too weak and sheared at the slightest torque. Possibly a batch quality issue as so many people have given it the thumbs up. Will try again just to be sure as the door holes have already been drilled.
2 Mar 2013
Codelock CL155 Push Buton Lock
Although this is an entry level push button code lock it is excellent value for money. These locks are generally used in business premises but I purchased it for use at home & it is an excellent lock, providing both security & convenience at a great price.
The only negative thing I found was that although the instructions said it was simple & quick to fit, it was far more difficult & took much longer than I expected. You also need the right tools to fit it, so if you're going to attempt to fit it yourself it would be a good idea to check to see what tools you need beforehand, or get someone else to fit it if you're unsure.
Now it's fitted I'm really pleased with this product.
25 Jan 2013
Solid feel, clear instructions making it easy to fit and operate.
28 Aug 2012