A Mortise lock is a lock that is placed into a pocket (mortise) in the door, giving it additional strength and security compared to other types of locks. Mortise locks hold a distinct place in the security industry. Mortise locks are widely used in commercial spaces because of their strength and reliability the design of the Mortise lock is meant to withstand use and abuse. Mortise locks lend themselves to high security use and are ideal for business and buildings that have very heavy foot traffic.
Door Locks & Security
Grade 1 – Heavy Duty Commercial
The strongest and most secure locks in the industry, Grade 1 hardware is designed for commercial security applications and is ideal for high traffic (and potentially high abuse) environments including schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings and venues. Grade 1 hardware is recommended for exterior doors and entry points, as well as high-security and high-usage areas – restrooms, cash rooms, etc.
Grade 2 – Standard Duty Commercial
Grade 2 locks are recommended for commercial applications with standard traffic flow (less than 100 cycles a day), where forced entry is less of a risk. Many commercial office buildings use Grade 2 hardware for interior offices, exam rooms, and storage closets.
Grade 3 - Light Duty Commercial / Residential
While not the most highly rated, these locks still meet ANSI/BHMA’s stringent criteria and are generally sufficient for low-security, low-traffic interior applications.
Security hardware undergoes rigorous testing of product, durability, safety & security, and aesthetics, as well as compliance with applicable building codes, accessibility requirements, and sustainability guidelines. Some of these standards are equivalent across the grades, establishing a minimum level of expected functionality, whereas other tests are used to determine the best products for a specific application.
Locks & Safety
"Always have a backup, and be secured"
With a keypad lock, all your child needs to have is their personal security code, and they can enter it into the keypad to unlock the front door. Once they're inside, the keypad lock will automatically lock behind them, ensuring that they're safe and sound.