Home Door Locks
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1. Mortise Locks: It is a kind of lock that is been fitted in to the edge of a door. In this kind of lock, only the forend are visible. These are been fitted in to a pocket that is been cut in to the edge that is known as mortise. These are available in sash lock and deadlock variants. Both of these use deadbolt in order to lock and the sash locks even have a latch bolt that holds the door in the closed position. The latch bolt is been operated by knobs or pair of lever handles on the sides of the door. The popular types of mortise locks have horizontal locks with latch bolts and dead bolts. It has a much deeper case size that allows the knob and keyhole to turn horizontal to each other. These are often found on doors of older style. The standard mortise locks are ineffective when it is been fitted in to a sliding door.
3. Night-Latch Locks: These kinds of locks use large latch bolt in order to lock the door. The bolt is been engaged automatically with the lock keeps. These kinds of locks are available in various styles in order to suit security and door requirements. A simple kind of night latch locks are the most basic kind of night latch locks. When the door is shut, the bolt engages with the lock keep and then the lock is been operated by a knob from inside or key from outside in order to release the bolt and to open the door. A snib is been located on the case of the lock that is been used to deadlock the bolt in both locked as well as unlocked position.
8. Knob Locks: These kinds of locks are the most common kind of locks that are been used on all types of home doors. These kinds of locks have knobs on both the sides. One side of it has a lock and the other one has a key hole that unlocks the door.