Multipoint Hardware Parts | Active Door | Inactive Door | Mortise Locks | Shoot-Bolt

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SKU: Multiple Point Locking Hardware

 

WHAT IS MULTIPOINT DOOR LOCKING HARDWARE?

ACTIVE DOOR VS. INACTIVE DOOR - What's the Difference?

  • Active doors use different hardware than inactive doors.

  • An active door is either a single door, or the primary functioning door in a pair of French doors (the door that opens first). The latch and deadbolt will always be part of the active door hardware.

  • An inactive door is the secondary functioning door in a pair of French doors. This door can only be opened after the active door has been opened.

  • The best way to describe multipoint door locking hardware is to contrast it with the more common single point hardware found on most doors.

  • A single point mortise lock consists of a latch and deadbolt only. The deadbolt provides the single locking point between the door and jamb.

  • A multipoint mortise lock has multiple locking points which simultaneously lock into place through the action of a continuous travel drive rail or rod system usually activated by lifting the door handle.

  • Some shootbolt systems provide three locking points - at the deadbolt, at the top shootbolt (where it enters the top jamb), and at the bottom shootbolt (where it enters the sill).

 

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Active doors use different hardware than inactive doors.

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