The narrow scale of steel sash profiles and the large sash sizes used in today's architecture demand better locking methods. Europe leads the world in the development of multi-point locking in order to meet their stringent energy requirements.
We continue to evolve our steel products with the use of multi-point locking systems in our windows and doors. When possible to use, multi-point locking helps achieve the best security and weather tightness in our line of large products.
Electric locking is always the problem child. Typically electric locks or electric strikes limit you to a single locking point. The convenience of the electric locking is shadowed by the loss in efficiency of the weather seal system with a single locking point. Although Europe has developed a number of multi-point door locks, these do not work well in narrow sightline steel products because of the bulkiness of their electric multi-point design.