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Birkdale awarded product patents

Gate and fencing accessory supplier, Birkdale, has been awarded full product patents for the single and double locking versions of its innovative GATEMATE® Euro Profile Long Throw Lock.

The GATEMATE® Euro Profile Long Throw Lock features a unique, hardened core bolt design, with a high-security six pin lock barrel, making it difficult to cut through, if attempted. This resistance can be further enhanced with the addition of a High Security Escutcheon, which is also supplied by Birkdale. Additionally, as the bolt used on the patented solution is of a greater length than those used on standard systems, the locks are not affected by a gap between the gate and gatepost.

The company has specially designed the patented solutions to feature a narrowed body, which facilitates simple installations regardless of height. Furthermore, installers using the range will benefit from the comprehensive fitting instructions and self-adhesive drilling template, which come included as standard when purchasing the products. The required security stainless steel screws and driver bits are also included with every purchase.

John Abernethie, managing director at Birkdale, says: “As a company, we are delighted to have been awarded these new patents, which underline how unique our product solutions truly are and how Birkdale continue to lead the market with innovation.

“With the GATEMATE® Euro Profile Long Throw Locks, we are offering customers a straightforward solution, pre-packed with everything you need to install. As well as providing leading security performance, the range is available in a wide-range of finishes and can be finished with additional touches, such as decorative pull handles, which we are also proud to supply.

“Once installed, the solution benefits from an elongated anti-rattle keep and an anti-chase plate, which protect it from accruing significant wear and tear. As such, if you are looking for a stylish, easy to install locking system, designed with anti-cut, anti-tamper and anti-drill capabilities, then it is the ideal solution.”

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