5 Benefits of a Mortice Lock

By Martin Hart on Thu 05 March 2020


A mortice lock is fitted inside the door itself and can be used on doors of different materials. Obviously, the aim of this type of lock is to provide security and safety for those inside the building, and it offers distinct and inherent advantages over other types of door lock.

Below we have highlighted 5 such benefits:


1. Variety of Sizes

Standard sizes of mortice lock do exist, but there is still a good variety of sizes to choose from. Internal door locks may be smaller than those on external doors, because security doesn’t usually need to be as high.


If you are choosing a lock for a new door, and there are no holes for the lock fitting, you can choose the size that is appropriate to door width. The range of sizes available is also beneficial because it means that you can more easily replace an existing lock. Choose one of the same size as the lock you are removing, and your mortice latch can be fitted quickly and easily.


2. Numerous Styles


Although the latch itself is mostly hidden by the door, you will need to attach a handle to the latch so that it can be opened and closed. These come in many assorted styles, designs, materials, and sizes. The standard measurements mean that you don’t need to find specialist handles or workings, and you can even choose the colour and material of latch that you want – after all, it will be on display when the door is open.


3. Dual Locking Mechanism


Mortice latches usually work with a key to lock and unlock the door. The mortice can be locked and unlocked from either side, which is referred to as a dual locking mechanism. As long as you have the key, you can lock or unlock the door from either side. With multiple keys you can allow simple entry and exit for anybody that has a key.


4. Better Looking than Other Solutions


Other solutions include padlocks and bolts, but these tend to look very industrial and practical. Door handles, and latches can be chosen for their appearance, as well as for the level of security that they offer the user. This means that you can enjoy a better-looking security system for your door when you buy mortice latches.


5. Secure


A mortice latch works in such a way that a person must have the key to gain entry. The barrels of the lock will only release when the right key is added and turned. This prevents unwanted guests from gaining entry, while allowing authorised guests to easily let themselves in and out and then secure the door once again. When it comes to secure systems, the mortice lock is chosen because of its combination of affordability, ease of use, and security levels, and even its attractive design.




If you have any questions about locks or want to know which the best solution for your security needs is, then don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team.


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