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Adams Rite Deadlock Selection Guide

Oct 8th 2019

Bolt Styles Body Size Faceplate Weatherstrip Part # Straight Bolt (Long) 6-7/8" Flat Faceplate No MS1850S Radius Faceplate No MS1851S Radius Faceplate Yes MS1851SW Bevel Faceplate No MS1852S 8" Flat Faceplate No MS1850SN Radius Faceplate No MS1851SN Bevel Faceplate No MS1852SN Straight Bolt (Short) 6-7/8" Flat Faceplate No MS1850S-X2X Radius Faceplate No MS1851S-X2X Bevel Faceplate No MS1852S-X2X Hook Bolt 6-7/8" Flat Faceplate No MS1850S-X5X Radius Faceplate … read more

PDQ Mortise Lock Function Guide

Oct 8th 2019

FUNCTION NAME FUNCTION DESCRIPTION SIDE VIEW F SECTIONAL TRIM J SECTIONAL TRIM (w/ Round Rose) J SECTIONAL TRIM (w/ Square Rose) F ESCUTCHEON TRIM J ESCUTCHEON TRIM J WIDE ESCUTCHEON TRIM PDQ MR126 - Passage • Latchbolt operated by lever from either side Click here for MR126 with F Sectional Trim Click here for MR126 with J Sectional Trim with Round Rose Click here for MR126 with J Sectional Trim with Square Rose Click here for MR126 with F Escutcheon Trim Click here for MR126 with J Escutcheon Trim Click here for MR126 with J Wide Escutcheon Trim PDQ MR174 - Privacy with Thumbturn on Both Sides • Latchbolt operated by lever from either side • Thumbturn outside locks/unlocks outside lever • Thumbturn inside locks/unlocks outside lever • Closing door unlocks outside lever • Rotating inside lever unlocks outside lever Click here for MR174 with F Sectional Trim Click here fo … read more

What is a lock keyway?

Sep 10th 2019

        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 have a replacement lock to be installed , but you  want to set it up on an existing key for a building. Or maybe you have an existing master key system that you want to integrate the new lock on.         In any case, the keyway of the lock will determine what key fits into itself.   example, Pdq Locks (link here) Are available in many different keyways and listed on the product listing pages for each lock. This allows the user to select any pdq lock , THEN select the keyway that is compatible with the existing keys (which the lock can later be keyed to) … read more

Door Hardware Handing Guide

Jul 17th 2019

Determining Door Handing (or Door Lock Handing) can be confusing !!! Many “old Pros” often make mistakes when ordering locks and door hardware! Why? Well, a left hand door is the same as a right hand reverse! Just like a right hand door is the same as a left hand reverse for the purpose of lock handing and door hardware handing! Confused yet? Rest Assured! Locksandsafes.com wants to simplify the door hardware ordering process. First, for the purpose of explaining door handing, let’s take an OUTSWINGING door, or one that opens to the outside. This is known as a REVERSE door.. Exit devices can only be installed on reverse doors because they open “Out”: Left Hand Reverse Handing - If the hinges are on the left (while standing outside) and the door opens towards the outside. Right Hand Reverse Handing - If the hinges are on the right (while standing outside) and the door opens towards the outside. NEXT, let's take a look at INSWINGING door: Left Hand H … read more

The Definitive Guide To Lock Functions

Jun 13th 2018

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 locks might be equipped with an emergency coin turn on the outsider lever which can be used to unlock the door in case of an emergency. Storeroom - Locks having storeroom function are characterized by a rigid outside lever. This means that a key is required to retract the latchbolt to open the door from the outside. At the same time, the storeroom lock's inside lever retracts latchbolt and always give free egress from the inside. Such locks are ideal for securing storage areas, electrical rooms … read more