Atrium Locks

Lucas Dearaujo10/28/22

Atrium locks are usually mortise locks and they are installed on the edge of the door. A thumb-turn lock is typically installed below the levered handles, and the lock trim is usually massive and features an ornamental look. In order to change the locks, only a few small holes need to be drilled in the door's face and back panels. If you need to rekey the lock, you can do so by swapping out the cylinder while keeping the existing trim. Mortise locks are simple to repair since their bodies may be separated from the lock cylinders and the door can be reassembled without any alterations.

The mortise lock consists essentially of a lock body and a mortised pocket cut into the lock edge of the door. Mortise locks' bodies are more angular than the body of a cylinder lock. Mortise locks interior mechanisms are also a bit more complex. The body of atrium mortise locks is manufactured with stamped metal. Mortise lock bodies allow you to install deadbolts, thumb turns, indicators, and other features in addition to the conventional locking functionality. Both the outside and inner surfaces of the door will hide and protect this lock. 

A mortise is a notch or opening in a door, frame, or other surfaces into which a lock can be set. Mortise locks are more adaptable than cylindrical locks since they come with a wider variety of lever and trim options. Due to the multiple functions and trim options available, mortise locks are a very popular choice. Their easy upkeep and long lifespan are appealing to people looking for solid locks. Just note that for these locks to work properly, your door must be modified in a specific way.

Mortise locks are among the safest and most reliable home security features now on the market. Due to atrium locks being of such a high quality, they tend to be more expensive than standard cylinder locks. They are absolutely worth it though. Some mortise boxes won't fit over the tubular holes left by the removal of the cylinder hardware, however, it is possible to replace the cylinder hardware on the door with mortise hardware. Cast knobs and levers are an option for a mortise lock's hardware if you must customize it to fit correctly. 

Atrium locks are highly reliable and practical. The lock's capabilities are differentiated by two characteristics: the number of lock cylinders and the presence or absence of a deadbolt. Any high-security locking mechanism that can fit into a conventional mortise cylinder will work with these locks. When compared to its cylindrical and tubular counterparts, the mortise lock's practical and aesthetic range is far greater. 

Atrium locks are very commonly found on household doors that are connected to the exterior of the home. They can be unlocked through a master key. If your atrium lock has been damaged, you can purchase individual parts of the lock and you do not have to replace the lock entirely. In our online catalog, you can find all of the pieces that you’d possibly need to replace. If you’re looking to replace the lock entirely, you can find that as well.