Mortise Locks and Various Locksets

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What kind of locksets are used for interior doors?

Mortise Locks and Various Locksets

There are many different kinds of locksets that can be used on different types of doors. The “passage” lockset or a privacy lock is generally used on interior doors like a bathroom or bedroom door for household use. Locksets for exterior doors may be called entry locksets or keyed operated locks, which generally include deadbolts.

Mortise locks have a large, rectangular body that slides into the mortise cut, which is on the door's edge. With most mortise locks the lockset has a deadbolt interconnected with the mortise lock. Mortise locks are a popular type of lock for exterior doors because on the interconnecting deadbolt and the security they provide.



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