Mortise Locks

  • Custom Catalog

    MARKS USA's new Custom Levers, Knobs & Escutcheons catalog has over 250 images of standard and custom design decorative locksets which have been installed in a variety of worldwide projects: The Plaza Hotel and Condominiums, New York, The Visionaire at...

    Product • October 23rd, 2008

  • Omnia Traditions

    With the introduction of OMNIA TRADITIONS, Omnia presents 14 knob and lever designs that cab be seamlessly integrated into residential or commercial projects requiring a more timeless style. The TRADITIONS line is available in seven finishes. Rose designs...

    Product • September 18th, 2008

  • Hospital Latch

    ABH Hospital Latches ABH introduces its asylum knob and round cover series hospital push/pull latches. ABH offers two different style knobs designed to be anti-ligature in nature and to keep the patient safe. These knobs are compatible with ABH's 6000...

    Product • September 18th, 2008

  • Servicing A Profile Cylinder

    Profile cylinders today are a small market in the United States, and they are particularly rare in California. My experience actually began in the eastern United States on a storm door that had been purchased complete, which included an installed...

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • How to Win that CCTV Bid

    The amount of paperwork that is required in the bidding process may be enough to discourage some locksmiths from participating. It takes time for sure.

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Trine Axion 3000 Series Electric Strike Body: One-Inch Backset

    The smaller the electric strike body, the less modification required for the installation. Less modification to the frame means less time required. Less time means a potentially higher profit margin. When discussing small electric strike bodies, the...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • SCHLAGE “L” SERIES MORTISE: It’s Not Just For Commercial Applications

    Schlage “L” Series Mortise Locks are available in the residential configurations for entrance door, passage latch and bath/bedroom privacy lock.

    Article • May 1st, 2008


    Free-hand drilling of a mortise pocket on a blank door is not recommended by most locksmiths. The use of a simple mortise jig makes the job easier and is more time efficient. PRO-LOK has come up with a neat tool.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • Electrifying A Mortise Lock To Secure Conference Room

    Conference/meeting rooms for many corporations have become high tech. Video and audio equipment including large screen high definition televisions, touch sense boards and conferencing equipment come at a high cost. Because many of these products are...

    Article • April 1st, 2008

  • ILCO Bump Halt Bump Resistant Technology

    Ilco Bump Halt resists “key bumping” using stronger, longer coil springs in conjunction with unique-shaped top pins. The Bump Halt springs exert a different amount of resisting force than the standard pin tumbler springs when pressure is exerted...

    Article • April 1st, 2008


    If lock replacement is out of the question, give your customers the option of replacing surface trim with an aftermarket product such as the Townsteel Rejuvenator. In this example, we retrofit a Schlage L Series mortise lock with the TownSteel Rejuvenator...

    Article • March 1st, 2008


    What are the benefits of electrically actuated cylindrical and mortise locks? The door positively latches when it is closed and shut. In fire rated and listed door situations, especially in stairwells, this is a critical requirement, since those doors...

    Article • February 1st, 2008

  • Sure-Strike is a Sure Hit

    Sure-Strike is an economical way to upgrade security on existing deadbolts and it can make a profitable addition when installing any new tubular deadbolt.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Servicing the Total Door: Hinge Replacement

    When electronic access control is being added to an existing opening, power transfer hinges are an excellent choice. Pemko offers standard and electrically modified continuous hinges for door repair projects as well as upgrade projects.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • New effeff World Strike Changes Electric Strike Market

    The great advantage of this patented strike lies in its handling and fitting. It's quick and easy to install without having to cut or drill the frame

    Article • September 1st, 2007