Introductory Locksmithing: Lock Functions

2018-10-14T10:18:32+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]