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You have done all that you can to ensure that your home is as secure as possible. You have invested in the best locks, the top of the line security system and keep your drapes closed at night to limit how much anyone can see into your home. After you put this much effort into securing your home, are you keeping the keys to your home secure? Do you have a hide-a-key in the most obvious place? Do you leave your house keys on your key ring when you take your car to the mechanic? Key security is more important than the lock you have on your door. Continue reading to learn more about keeping your home and keys secure.

What Is A Mortise Lock?

14 May 2020
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A mortise lock is an older style of lock that is coming back into fashion in America. Most people have a cylindrical lock, where a cylinder is bored into the side of the door and a little material is removed for the plate- it's very possible you've had to install a lock or replace a lock like this one, in your lifetime.  The name of the mortise lock is in reference to a wood joining style, mortise and tenon, where a whole is dug in one piece of wood. Read More …