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Tubular Door Locks: In a tubular lock, the mechanism for retracting the lock bolt is part of the latch assembly. The outside lock chassis has either a square or half-round extension which passes through this mechanism for actuation. In a tubular lock, the inside and outside spindles are joined by the extension through the latch and move in tandem after assembly.   Tubular Lock Major Components: Typical Tubular Latch for square spindle   Cylindrical Door Locks:     In...

What are the different types of residential door locks?

Julie Ernest | 5/30/2018 12:00:00 PM

In a typical residential home, these are the different types of door locks: Exterior Doors: For exterior doors, there are keyed door locks. These locks have a cylinder on the outside that, when locked, requires a key to be inserted to release the latch. The inside portion of a keyed entrance knob or lever will vary according to the manufacturer. For example, one manufacturer may offer a push button lock on the inside that releases...