Choosing the Right Lock Functions for School Security


Choosing the best hardware solution to protect classroom and perimeter doors comes down to understanding the differences in lock type and functionality.

In hardware speak, the way a lock “behaves” or how a door is operated by a user is called the lock’s function. Most lock functions have been standardized by the, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to make them easier to understand and compare. All manufacturer’s door hardware, including bored and mortise locks, offer at least some of these standardized functions.
In addition, hardware manufacturers produce “custom” functions that are built on ANSI standard functions and provide different features for specific applications.

In this white paper, you'll learn:

  • The difference between Storeroom, Classroom, Corridor/Dormitory, and Entry/Office lock functions
  • How each lock function appears in a mortise and bored lock latch view
  • The strengths and limitations of each lock function
  • And more!

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