A mortise lock has a body and trim plates that are fitted onto the inside and outside of the door. It also includes interior and exterior levers. Mortise locks include several separate heavy-duty components that have to be fully assembled.
These types of locks are referred to as higher security locks and they can be opened with a key from the inside or outside. These locking systems can also be combined with other security systems to help protect your home.
Advantages of a Mortise Lock Include:
- Hard for intruders to open
- Comes in different sizes
- Looks nice
- Dual locking system. Doors with these locks can be locked from both sides
- Passage function. Add this lockset to your kid’s room so that the door secures closed without locking
- Sliding bolt lock mechanism