Security Door Lock

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Milenco or Fiamma

    Opinions?
     
  2. GJH

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    First action is to reduce the choices to those models which can actually be fitted. For instance, is there a fridge or other appliance in the way which prevents the device being fitted to the wall.
     
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    I fitted four of these locks to the MH this year and very pleased with results,
    You can see at a glance that they are locked, very robust and well made,
    Would highly recommend them, just a satisfied user,

    http://www.imc-creations.fr/Verrou-Cellule
     
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    I fitted a Fiamma.. It is 'ok' but thats all I will say.

    I have no experience on the Milenco locks but on the whole Fiamma is lower end of the spectrum and Milenco upper end.. Every product we have bought from Milenco has been very good, pretty much everything from Fiamma has at best been adequate
     
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  5. greygit

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    Aren't the locks on the hab door a bit pointless as the easier access would be through the cab driver or passenger doors?
     
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    Or the plastic windows:Sad::Sad:
     
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  7. Jim

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    No not really, the habitation door is as often used as the cab doors because its normally so easy to open. You can open it with a screwdriver quicker than with a key.

    Yes the acrylic windows might be a weak point but its very rare for a burglary to be effected through one, if they are going to break a window then its normally the quarterlight.
     
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    Both brands do adaptor kits to enable the locks to be screwed to the door frame instead of having to drill through walls.

    Edit - sorry, the kits are for the fold-over handle type lock, both make specific locks for frame fitting

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiamma-Sa...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item2a34f07ec5

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MILENCO-D...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item35cf6814e8
     
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    Whatever you fit do not do anything that will prevent you getting out or emergency services getting in the event of fire or accident.

    We did have a member that locked themselves in by leaning out of a window and setting one of these locks.
     
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    I got a Fiamma one as others say it is adequate I haven`t suffered a break in fortunately:Smile::Smile::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I fitted a Milenco one.
    Fitted it meself and broke nowt!
    Easy to fit, two bolts screwed into the door frame.
    They can be locked in the "open" position, needing the key to re open them.
    That being the case, as long as the lock button is pressed when it's opened there is no danger of locking yourself in.
     
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  13. Stewart J

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    Bought and fitted Fiamma safe door locks to garage doors, well pleased. Managed to purchase a pack of 3 on an Ebay auction for £75 so I have a spare but more importantly all 3 locks are the same key.:thumb:
     
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    I've just bought one of these off eBay I'll let you all know what I think when it arrives.:Smile:
    Item 111238150704
     
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    That is excellent.

    We've got the Fiamma one an outside locker ( because I found it open one day, probably me not shutting it properly ) and that can't be locked open, so on the hab door some wag could easily just rotate it for fun and lock you in. It is years old now and works just like new.
     
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  17. Ber090

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    Meor, We have a thule that I think is very good but surprisingly it has Milenco stamped inside!
    Cheers
    Bernie
     
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    Very nice piece of kit, where did you obtain them please?
     
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    Yes they are the same.
    I had milenco on my caravan
    I presume Milenco is another firm thats now in the hands of giants.


    Mel
     
  20. JeanLuc

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    What about fitting an Abus deadlock - visually much less intrusive and it does not signal whether you are in or out as the external Fiamma type does (i.e. if it is in the unlocked position - you are inside, but when it is closed, the motorhome is empty).
     
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