High-Quality Mortise Entry Lock Sets From Access Hardware
Access Residential Hardware offers many different mortise entry sets for exterior home doors. We provide some of the most secure home locks on the market that are built to last a lifetime. A mortise entry lock will elevate the appearance of your door to give it a sophisticated, refined look.
What Is A Mortise Lock & How Does It Work?
Mortise locks are locks that are housed inside of a metal box. The box contains all of the mechanical parts for the lock mechanism and it fits into a pocket on the side of the door. Historically, mortise locks have been used for commercial buildings, because of their increased security, but mortise locks are gaining popularity in residential builds as well.
Older mortise locks used a warded locking mechanism, but newer mortise locks typically use a pin tumbler lock system. This system uses springs and pins for locking. If the wrong key is inserted into the lock, the key pins won’t align with the driver pins at the shear line, which prevents the plug from rotating and unlocking the door. When the right key is inserted, the key pins and driver pins align to allow the plug to rotate and unlock the door.
Mortise Locks Vs Cylindrical Locks
Mortise locks and cylindrical locks are the two most popular lock systems for residential homes. Cylindrical locks tend to be more common, because of their lower price point. Access Hardware also sells cylindrical locks with our exterior keyed door knobs and exterior keyed door handles.
Compared to cylindrical locks, mortise locks often provide a more elegant and classic appearance. However, mortise locks aren’t just favored for their looks. Mortise locks also provide added security. These locks bring commercial-grade security to your home. They can’t be picked with simple tools, and require expensive specialized tools to pick. Even with the right tools, mortise locks are incredibly difficult to pick.
Mortise locks need to be installed in a hollowed out pocket in the door. For this reason, they can’t be installed in doors that are less than 1⅜ inches thick. Mortise locks also aren’t as easy to install as a cylindrical lock. You’ll want to work with a professional to get a mortise lock installed in your door.
Mortise Lock Set Options & Styles
You can enhance the appearance of your entry or exterior door with a mortise lock set that perfectly accentuates the style of your door. There are over 70 different possible combinations between all of the style and color choices we offer.
Mortise Entry Set Style Options
Access Residential Hardware offers mortise entry sets in the following styles:
- American Classic
- American Designer
- Arts & Crafts
- Rustic Living
Mortise Entry Set Color Options
Mortise entry sets are also available with a number of different color options. We offer mortise entry sets in the following colors:
- Brushed stainless steel
- Flat black
- Flat black bronze
- French antique
- Medium bronze
- Oil rubbed bronze
- Polished brass
- Polished chrome
- Satin brass
- Satin nickel
- Tumbled white bronze
- Unlacquered brass
Why Buy A Mortise Entry Set From Access Hardware?
Access Residential Hardware is a family-owned door hardware supplier that has been serving homeowners, architects, and builders for over 30 years. We’ve carefully vetted the brand and products we offer to ensure you’re only getting the very best door hardware on the market. We also strive to offer competitive prices with free shipping on all orders.
Buying from Access Residential Hardware is a much different experience than shopping at a major box retailer like Home Depot. We work to provide an unrivaled level of customer service and support that only a family-owned business could offer. In fact, we’ve built a strong reputation for working side-by-side with our customers to help them find the best hardware for each unique project. We look forward to serving you for your residential hardware needs.
Questions? Contact Our Door Hardware Specialists
Our door hardware specialists are here to serve you. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about or mortise entry sets. We can also help you find the best possible entry set for your doors. You can speak with one of our hardware special ists by filling out a contact form.