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Month: July 2020

What is a lock Keyway?

        Lock Keyway Explained – The keyway of a lock is simply the shape of the hole that the key goes into when you insert it into the lock  Locks are available in many different keyways. But What really is a Keyway? It is the broaching, or milling of the plug (the center part of the cylinder where the key goes in ) Why is the keyway important? Well, Sometimes you may …

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What are the Different Kinds Of Locks?

What are the different types of locks? or What are the different kinds of locks This snippet will answer the question: What really are the different kinds of locks?  Mortise Locks Mortise locks are heavy duty locks designed to be used in commercial applications, where they can withstand frequent usage without breakdowns. A Mortise Lock, as the name suggests, implies that the lock is “Mortised” into the edge of a door i.e. it requires a pocket …

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Lock and Door Hardware Finishes

This article is about lock finishes explained and door hardware finishes explained and will answer your question “What are the Different types of Door Hardware Finishes?” There are two standards in the United States which have identified and defined door hardware finishes. The earlier standard is the United States Standard, developed by the Institute of Standards, and finishes in this standard are depicted as US10B, US26D etc. The  more recent standard has been defined by …

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Alarm Lock Access Control Locks

Alarm Lock is a global leader in access control and exit solutions for use in industries such as retail, healthcare, education, transportation etc. This blog aims to describe the different  Alarm Lock Access Control Locks and Alarm Lock Products.  Alarm Lock Access Control Locks Alarm Lock’s product categories include Trilogy access control solutions which provide access through PIN codes and/or HID proximity ID cards and badges. Advanced Trilogy access control solutions can store scheduled events …

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The Definitive Guide To Lock Functions

Lock functions will help you determine which lock will fulfil your needs. This blog post will help you get familiar with the different lock functions that are available. Lock Functions Privacy – This function is usually used in bathroom and dressing room locks. Locks having privacy function generally have a pushbutton or thumbturn on the inside lever, which when pressed locks the outside lever. To unlock the outside lever, simply rotate the inside lever. Privacy …

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