WLS: Storefront Door Exit Indicator Installation Methods

2019-03-07T07:43:11-04:00 March 7th, 2019|All, Mortise, Wayne's Lock Shop|

This article is courtesy of Wayne Winton of WaynesLockShop.com. For more "How-To" pictures and videos, including the largest collection of online locksmith training videos, please visit WaynesLockShop.com. Introduction Today we are installing a storefront door exit indicator. Exit indicators allow building occupants an unmistakable notification of the lock's status: either [...]

Mortise Lock Library Update

2018-12-09T14:43:50-04:00 December 10th, 2018|All, Library Update, Mortise|

We have updated our Mortise Lock Library page to match our new Library format. List of Manufacturers We now have 44 manufacturers listed with a link for each that points to their respective mortise lock page, when available, under the "List of Manufacturers" tab. Resources Under the "Resources" tab we [...]

Introductory Locksmithing: Lock Functions

2018-10-14T10:18:32-04:00 September 6th, 2018|All, Cylindrical and Tubular, Introductory Locksmithing, Locks, Mortise|

Introduction Locks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, finishes, backsets, etc. These features were implemented to fill needs. Lock functions too were designed to fill needs. Situations exist where a door should always be locked, when it should never be locked, or when it should do X or Y. Locks with a variety of functions were and are therefore necessary to meet the needs of [...]

Library Update: ANSI/BHMA Lock Function Reference Chart

2018-10-14T10:05:46-04:00 February 26th, 2018|All, Cylindrical and Tubular, Deadbolt, Library Update, Locks, Mortise|

We've just added a reference chart (direct link here) to the Library which contains function numbers, common names, and descriptions of the most popular ANSI/BHMA mortise, bored (cylindrical), interconnected, deadbolt, deadlatch, and deadlock functions. It’s laid out in a way that we think is streamlined for locksmiths who may have not [...]