Modern Mortise Entry Sets
Mortise entry sets are where the lock set requires a pocket or “mortise” to be cut from the door to fit a box like cartridge into the width of the door. The mortise lock originated in Europe but is often found in high end residential construction here in the U.S. Specific door prep is required for the door to accept a mortise entry set and we recommend you hire a professional for this installation as it is extremely specific and requires precision woodworking. If you are not sure if your door will accept a mortise entry set please give us a call and we will be happy to confirm that his type of lockset will work with your specific doors.
A mortise entry set where the deadbolt locks by a key on the exterior and a turn piece on the interior of the lock. The latch is operated on the interior and exterior by a knob or lever.
A mortise entry set where the deadbolt locks by a key on both the exterior and interior of the lock. The latch is operated on the interior and exterior by a knob or lever. **Double Cylinder locks on doors used for exiting a building or a home are a life safety hazard in times of emergency and are not recommended**
Dummy mortise entry sets are used in double door applications. The dummy mortise entry set is mounted to the inactive door while the single or double cylinder mortise entry set is mounted to the active door. Dummy sets perform no function and is used for symmetry only.