Simplex Mechanical Push Button Locks are an easy solution to control unwanted access into restricted areas. If you are having issues with your current push button lock, consider a conversion to Simplex. Recently, a local Tampa business owner asked me to replace his defective biometric lock with a Simplex L-1000 mechanical push-button lock. I knew this wouldn’t be the typical remove and replace scenario. My goal was to cover up the existing door prep (holes) and install the Simplex lock.
Here’s how to do it…..
Follow Steps 1-8
Step 1- Remove the existing lock.
Step 2- Insert a 1 inch plastic hole filler in the frame.
Step 3- Center a 3-1/2 x 15 aluminum push plate on each side of the door. Use a wrap around and painters tape to ensure that both sides are even.
Step 4- Attach your Jig using the appropriate backset. Drill a 2-1/8 hole.
Step 5- Use a Simplex installation template. Drill two 1/4 inch holes and a 1 inch hole.
Step 6- Install the latch and a filler plate.
Step 7- You may need to add a spacer to the Simplex to compensate for the door thickness.
Step 8- Install the Simplex and you are complete!
If you are considering a Simplex upgrade for your business, call Budget Mobile Locksmith at (813) 962-1121 for a free estimate. Thank you for your consideration.