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Benefits Of A Mortise Lock
These are are a special type of locks designed to be installed on the door itself. In order to accommodate a mortise lock, the door should be at least 1.75 inches wide. These locks are often found on older doors in structures built before board cylindrical locks came out. The effectiveness of a mortise lock is based on the design of the lock itself. The lock body is placed inside a mortise cutout of the door, making it very difficult for intruders to force open. If you have experienced a break in, you may want to consider an upgrade after dealing with burglary damage repairs.
The various notches and levers used in the design of this lock makes it virtually impossible to pick, especially if you choose a five- or six-lever lock or a cylinder lock. In order to unlock the door, the pins must line up with the key to release the bolt. Only the correct key will be effective in opening a door equipped with a mortise lock. These locks feature 50 % more surface contact than bored cylindrical locks with a turn power of 180 degrees.
Mortise Locks for Businesses
Businesses are often the home of important records and documentation. Should these items be stolen or tampered with, you may find yourself in hot water. Why not protect your business with one of the finest locks on the market? These locks do an outstanding job of keeping unwanted visitors out of your business, and office and are extremely difficult to pick. We offer a full range of commercial locksmith services.
Some Things To Consider
- Can The Average Homeowner Install A Mortise Lock?
- Are There Different Finishes And Styles Available?
- Cylindrical Locks Vs. Mortise Locks
Compared to other types of door locks, the mortise lock is more complex and can be difficult to install. If you are very handy with tools, you might be able to handle the installation process by yourself, but most people would prefer that installation be handled by a professional. Successful installation of a mortise lock requires skill and experience in woodworking and locksmithing.
Lock styles vary from contemporary and modern, to rustic and traditional. The finish for a mortise lock can be matched to other hardware in the home with finishes such as distressed nickel, copper, bronze and brass. Upfront pricing is available with each option.
Cylindrical locks are installed through a door with a knob or lever on either side. The locking latch retracts when the knob or lever is turned. These locks are quick to install and are commonly found in homes, offices and public places.
A mortise lock is installed inside the door itself. The lock body is inserted directly into the door. The lock trim is the handle, lever or pull used to disengage the latch bolt. The strike plate reinforces the holes drilled into the frame for the deadbolt and the latch. The keyed cylinder is responsible for operating the locking/unlocking function of the lock body. The complexity of these locks often requires the services of an experienced locksmith to ensure success.