A mortise lock is considered to be one of the strongest and most reliable locks for homes. Mortise locks are both durable and beautiful locks that often have an elegant or sophisticated look. Many styles and finishes are available to suit the style of your home. When looking to replace your home’s locks and wanting more security while still desiring a beautiful lock, a mortise lock may be the right lock for you. First Lock & Security Technologies will share more about the mortise lock and why it is one of the best locks on the market today.
Mortise Door Locks for Homes & Businesses
Mortise locks are widely used in both commercial and residential buildings. Each brand can vary in the lock construction. However, mortise locks are well known for their durability. The mortise lock has internal mechanisms that are designed to be serviced and repaired providing an extremely long life. Mortise locks are constructed using solid metal materials, along with heavy duty springs and other quality materials to ensure the lock’s longevity. Mortise locks can last for years and be repaired easily which makes them a great choice.
Inside of a Mortise Lock
Not only are mortise locks durable, they have a locking latch and a deadbolt which contributes to its security. Modern mortise locks include internal components enabling retraction of both the latch and deadbolt in one turning motion of the inside knob or lever for faster egress in an emergency. Many jurisdictions require this functionality to meet building codes.
Exterior Front Door Mortise Lock Installation
When considering where to use this locking system, the best place to invest in a mortise lock is the front or main entrance. The front door is usually designed to be stronger and is better suited for a mortise lock. As a mortise lock has a unique lock mechanism, often standard doors aren’t prepped for these locks. Mortise locks will need the doors to be fitted. However, it may require the help of a professional lock installer to ensure the lock is fitted correctly to guarantee security.
Mortise Lock Repair & Cleaning to Remove Rust
As mortise locks can last decades, they do tend to need servicing from time to time to ensure smooth operation. When your mortise locks feel hard to unlock or operate, it is good idea to call for repair and servicing to avoid damage or further inconvenience. First Lock and Security Technologies is uniquely qualified to service and repair Baldwin, Rocky Mountain, Emtek and other fine brands of mortise locks. Our prompt friendly staff will renew your lock to its original operating specifications and feel.
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Mortise locks are great exterior door locks with an appealing look. They are recommended for both residential and commercial buildings that need good security. However, commercial buildings often find a good use for mortise lock even inside the building, especially for interior doors to secure areas. If you would like a mortise lock installed at your home or business, or require lock repair, contact First Lock & Security Technologies. We offer installation, repair and rekeying services and a vast range of high quality lock and key related products. To schedule our services, contact First Lock & Security Technologies today.