The new Era Vectis looks interesting:http://www.era-vectis.co.uk
It's a multipoint lever lock that can be used with the same handles as typical euro multipoints and with the same method of operation i.e. lift handle then turn key to lock, turn key then lower handle to unlock. It reminds me rather of the Murray Locks three-point lock that was available a few years ago, except that that lock threw the bolts with the key, and this one uses the handle.
The designers seem to have done a lot of things right. For instance, the keyholes have shutters to make the lock airtight, and you can use either their special handles or ordinary euro handles with an adaptor. It seems a shame they haven't added sensible secondary bolting or knobset-like front door functionality; they had the chance while designing their own handles. But this is minor.
Come to think of it, the nightlatch front door version use is presumably compromised by the keyhole. But maybe that's not a big issue. I don't know much about bypass methods like that.
I am concerned about the basic security of the lock, however. See:http://www.era-vectis.co.uk/downloads/V ... uctory.pdf
Looking at the picture here, it appears the lock has no inbuilt resistance to primary or secondary drilling. (Unless this is provided by some secondary anti-drill plate not illustrated. Behind the handle maybe? That might be OK. Anyone know?)
It also seems to have no pick resistance. I don't see any false notches in the levers. Maybe there's a hidden detent and anti-pressure device I don't see. But I doubt this.
While better than a cheap euro, this lock seems like a backward step in security compared to a couple of average 5 lever British Standard locks, which is quite a bizarre situation when you think about it. This puts me off the whole product. If they can't design well in the area I know about, I would assume they have designed badly in every other area too.
Does anyone have any experience of these locks or any other information about them? Is there more to it?