Are you looking for a lock to install in your home, but are not sure which one to choose? Then consider a mortise lock because of the various advantages that it brings to the table. By learning what these advantages are, you can make an informed decision regarding if mortise locks are the right choice for your home.
Passage function: Certain types of mortise locks can be designed with a passage function, which simply means that the door cannot be locked, and therefore no key is required. This type of mortise lock is ideal for installation on doors to children’s bedrooms because there is no chance of an accidental locking. They are also suitable for bathrooms.
Visually pleasing to the eye: Mortise locks are one of the more visually pleasing to the eye when compared to other locks, such as deadbolts and lever locks. That might be because of their old antique charm that tends to add some character to the overall look of an interior décor design. In particular they are a good match visually for homes that already have a variety of antique furniture.
Difficult to breach: Mortise locks are installed within the material of the door and this makes it difficult for burglars to breach them. The only part of the lock that is visible to the naked eye is the faceplate when the door is ajar. Then there are several levers and notches that make up the locking mechanism, and this makes it a difficult to pick the lock. It is advisable to select a mortise lock with 5-6 lock levers to have the added security benefits that mortise locks provide.
Dual locking mechanism: Say that you want to go to the store, but have children that you want to keep locked inside the house. You can do this with a mortise lock because of the dual locking mechanism. This type of setup means that the door needs a key to be unlocked from both sides. However, the disadvantage of this is the danger of locking people inside a home when there is a fire.
Variety of sizes: Fortunately mortise locks can be bought in many different sizes. This means no matter what kind of door you already have, you can find a mortise lock that can be installed. This is not the case with other lock types where size restrictions mean installation is not possible on some doors.
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