Changing the battery on an electric door

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Changing the battery on an electric door

Post by dh2119 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:01 pm

First time posting on the forums, any help appreciated.

I moved into a house last year with an electric front door that requires a radio key to unlock it (a bit like a hotel room). No problems setting it up but now the battery needs replaced, and that needs a special spanner. I've managed to work out it's a CES Omega Flex lock and tried contacting CES (a German company) but no reply.

Does anyone know where I can get these spanners, or even where I can get these locks so I can try and track down a replacement spanner?

I've attached a photo of the lock and the picture of the spanner.

Thanks, Danny.
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Re: Changing the battery on an electric door

Post by Rorschach » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:32 pm

Are you insured for that lock with your house insurance? I remember reading about how easy they are to crack.

Might be better off just replacing the lock :dunno:
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Re: Changing the battery on an electric door

Post by boxedin » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:37 pm

If you decide you still need one Have you tried address below ?

https://www.ces.eu/en

Uk division

CES Security Solutions Ltd.
Unit 4 Kendon Business Park Maritime Close
Medway City Estate Rochester, Kent Me24JF
England


Customer Care Manager UK
Natalie Hatton
natalie.hatton@ces.eu

Tel no
+44 1634 713 369
+44 1634 786 833
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Re: Changing the battery on an electric door

Post by Bob225 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:22 am

Is it single sided ? if so it will be easier to remove it from the door, im sure you could open it up with a pair of circlip pliers once off

tbh I would replace it with a high security dimple key euro, unless access I required by a 3rd party

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Re: Changing the battery on an electric door

Post by dh2119 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:53 pm

Thanks for the replies.

An update - the company CES have got back to me. The spanner I need is only made in Germany. It costs £7 plus £19 shipping! It's a specialised part as it's external facing so can't be too easily tampered with (the rest of the lock can be removed with a screwdriver and hex key). I think I will go for that and curse the former owner for not having a normal front door.
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Re: Changing the battery on an electric door

Post by Bob225 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:34 pm

Its a standard door, it CAN use a standard/high security euro cylinder for around 20 quid you just need to work out the size

https://www.handlestore.com/blog/measur ... ck-barrel/

eg.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YALE-Superio ... 0005.m1851

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avocet-ABS-H ... :rk:2:pf:0
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