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Different Types of Locks and Door Knobs

We would like to introduce you a list of locks and door knob popular in Philadelphia to help you chose best for you and make your house safe place

1. Passage Lockset

This lockset is mostly used inside the home between rooms.  This type has two non-locking knobs, one on each side of the door.

2. Deadbolt Lock

This lock gives you maximum security on a door. It is called dead as there are no springs to operate the bolt. It can be operated only manually with a key.  This type is designed to fit specific size holes and backsets. Backset relates to the distance between the center of the handle and the edge of the door.

3. Privacy Lockset

This type of lockset is designed more for privacy than for security. It can be opened from the outside by inserting a narrow object through the small hole in the outside knob

4. Handleset

The last one in our list is Handleset. It combines a lockset with a deadbolt, which is located just above the knob. It is available with both single- and double-cylinder deadbolts.

5. Dummy Knob

It can be used only for decoration as it has no mechanism and cannot be turned.

6. Mortise Lock

This lock is used  on from heavy entrance doors to apartment buildings and residential doors. It  is available in right- or left-handed styles. In a cylinder it has a pin tumbler locking mechanism. While deadbolt operates by a turn of the inside knob, a key from the outside operates both the deadbolt and latch bolt.

7. Keyless Entry System

New century advanced security level. Audio and visual indicators confirm the lockset is activated and that lockset is activated.   Some systems can be compatible with other, E.g garage door openers so you need just  one remote.

8. Night Latch

This lock is usually used in combination with another lock. It can be Installed on the inside surface of the door and has an automatic locking feature.

9. Entry Lockset

This type can be locked from the inside and the outside. It can be locked by turning a small button and a key should unlock the outside side. Some models can be locked with a key on both sides


There can be other different types of locks and door knobs, but our list is most popular. If you have any problems with locks, you can just call us!

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