Lesson 9: Storefront Locks - Part 3

Adams Rite

Most storefront doors are too narrow for a deadbolt. Yet few things match the security that a deadbolt provides. The Adams Rite sits inside the door and contains a bolt which engages with the frame much like a deadbolt would. The Adams Rite and the Mortise cylinder are the most common storefront locks. Adams rite contains a cover plate, set screws, bolt, and housing. The Mortise cylinder threads into the Adams Rite. The cam engages a mechanism within the Adams Rite which draws the bolt. The Adams Rite has 2 set pins which hold the cylinder in place. A faceplate covers the set pins. The latch can either come in bolt or hook form.

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