Door Locks and Latches – Important Door Accessories

How safe is your home? Are your door accessories durable enough to secure your door and home property? Securing one’s property is a concern of every individual especially homeowners. Having a door locks and latches in your home could help secure your property. This product of Architectural Ironmongery have been used hundreds of years ago and is evident that it was developed in the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Civilization.

In our own times, we used Architectural Ironmongery products all throughout the day. We almost encounter this metal instruments everyday. Just like the door locks and latches. We always see and used it in times when we need to get in and out of the house. To better know how door locks and latches made of, their history and uses, let me define and state it below.

First of all, door locks is a mechanical or electrical device which is used to enclosed property such as the door of your house, or vehicle. It may be mechanical in a way that it can be released by using key and electrical by using remote control to released the door locks. Wooden locks and keys were developed 4000 years ago. Modern locks is what we’re using up to this days. It may be made of stainless steel, brass, or chrome.

There are different types of locks that we are using today. First is the Pin-Tumbler Locks which is mostly used in the Western World. It has been around since 2000 B.C. This lock was large, heavy, and made of wood, with pins made of metal usually bronze but sometime iron. Next type is the Wafer Locks. It is also known as Disc Tumbler Lock. It is often used in automobiles and cabinetry. This is usually made of die-casted zinc alloy. Next is the Lever Locks. It was invented in Europe in the 17th century. This is built of very strong materials and a popular lock type for safety. This is widely used door locks in some countries.

There are many types of door locks and the above mentioned are the most common. Now, we proceed to door latches. Stated below are the most common types of door latches and its function.

Door latches is a type of mechanical fastener that is used to join two or more objects together while allowing for the regular or eventual separation of the objects. This is different with the door locking mechanism of doors and windows. Door latches typically engaged another piece of hardware on the other mounting surface. There are different type of door latches. First is the Slam Latch. Slam latch uses spring and is by slamming of the door. Its mechanism is to hold the door closed. It is very ideal for industrial and construction application. Next is the Cam lock. This is a type of latch with a base and a cam. The base is where the key is used to rotate the cam. These were the most common latches together with deadbolt latch, spring latch and rotary latch.

There are wide range of door locks and latches available, each corresponding to a specific use. If you are going to hunt or to look for a door locks and latches which you will going to incorporate on your doors, just visit your local Architectural Ironmongery online or in store shops.