Locks are available in all the
functions usually required in a house. These include Passage, Privacy,
Dummy, and for deadbolts and keyed sideplate locks, Single Keyed and
Double Keyed. Key-in-Lever and Knob locks are available with one
function only, with a keyed cylinder on the outside and a turn-piece
release on the inside.
- This function is used for
doors where no locking is required. The knobs or levers freely operate the latch. Passage sets are commonly used on interior
doors, and sometimes on an exterior door in conjunction with a
Privacy - Usually
used on bathroom doors, and any other door that needs to be locked
from the inside. A push button is provided on the inside rosette,
pushing the button fixes the outside handle, turning the inside handle
releases the lock. A clearance hole is provided in the outside rosette
to permit the lock to be released with a nail, if needed. Privacy
locks should not be used to
Dummy - Used
on fixed (non-operating) doors and sometimes on closet doors. Sold as
a pair, these handles do not operate, they stay in a fixed position,
no latch is provided or normally needed. Dummy handles provide a firm
grip where desired, and are used on the non-locking side of french
doors to give balanced, matching appearance. Emtek dummy handles are
surface mounted, no bore holes are required in the door. All mounting
hardware is provided.
Single Cylinder The
most popular configuration for deadbolt locks, a keyed cylinder is
provided for the outside and a turn-piece is located on the inside.
The lock may be locked or unlocked with a key from the outside. The
turn-piece allows locking or unlocking without a key from the inside.
Double Cylinder - Used
in situations where free egress from the inside is not needed or
desired. Keyed cylinders are provided for both outside and inside.
Locking and unlocking can be accomplished only with a key
HANDING - Emtek
locks with lever handles are handed, locks with knob handles are not
handed. Our lever locks are handed because
they have a high quality, "European" style mechanism that
provides a firm feeling, spring supported rotation downward and a
solid stop at the top of the movement. Since the levers do not rotate
upward, we must assemble the levers with prior knowledge of which will
be on the outside and which on the inside.
Determine the handing of your door
by standing on the outside of the door. If the hinge is on the right,
it's a right handed door, and you need a right handed lock. If the
hinge is on the left you need a left handed lock
Backset - In
the U.S. there are two common backsets for residential locks,
2-3/8" and 2-3/4". The backset is the distance from the edge
of the door to the center of the 2-1/8" bore hole. We will pack
your locks with a 2-3/8" or 2-3/4" latch depending on which
backset you specify. Dummy sets have no latch and are surface mounted
so you can install a dummy set wherever you choose on the door.
Emtek locks fit into a standard
American style tubular door prep. If you are replacing existing locks
then your door preps will most likely be correct for Emtek locks. Just
determine the backset and you're ready to order. If you're installing
locks in new doors that do not have a door prep you can follow the
PASSAGE, PRIVACY, KEY-IN-KNOB OR
LEVER, AND DEADBOLT LOCKS fit into the door prep shown above.
Bore a 2-1/8" hole through the
door. The center of this hole should be located 2-3/8" or
2-3/4" back from the edge of the door (this is the backset
dimension). Bore a 1" hole in the edge of the door located on the
centerline of the 2-1/8" hole. The latch will fit into the
1" hole. Chisel out a 1" by 2-1/4" rectangle on the
edge of the door, 1/8" deep. The latch faceplate will sit in this
KEYED LOCKS WITH
SIDEPLATES require two sets of holes with a center-to-center
distance of 3-5/8" between the two sets of holes.
require no door prep. Dummy handles are surface mounted and my be
located anywhere on the door you choose, but they are usually located
to match the appearance of nearby operating locks.