Lock Functions

When a hardware consultant writes a specification, it’s common practice to sit down and discuss the project with the architect, at least for the more complicated jobs. The topic of lock functions seems to arise at almost all of those meetings. Usually, someone in the room needs a refresher on how the basic functions work. Luckily, there are 6 mechanical lock functions that account for the vast majority of locks specified. Add in a few deadbolt functions, and a basic understanding of electromechanical locks, and you’ve got the most common lock functions mastered! If you are new to the industry, also be sure to check out all of Allegion’s Back to Basics articles and Basics of Hardware series.

Topics Covered:

  • Passage Sets
  • Privacy Sets
  • Storeroom Locks
  • Office Locks
  • Classroom Locks
  • Classroom Security Locks
  • Deadbolts
  • Electrified Locksets

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