What Lock Function Do I Need?
Emtek hardware is available in all the functions usually required in a house. These include passage, privacy, dummy, patio, sideplates, deadbolts, entry sets, Single Keyed and Double Keyed. Key-in-Lever and Key-in-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 separate deadbolt.
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.
This functions the same as the Privacy function above, but without the clearance hole on the outside for emergency entrance. Usually used on balconies or patios where key entry is not required.
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. All dummy knobs and levers(1 left handed and 1 right handed) are supplied in pairs.
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.
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.