Mortise locks are very common due to how reliable they are. They are a very old design which has stood the test of time and still remain to be used often in both commercial buildings as well as homes. More often than not however, these locks are used in commercial spaces because of their reliability and strength. Depending on the model or brand of the lock may vary but the design is basically the same across the board. Most often businesses that use these types of locks experience a lot of foot traffic because mortise locks can withstand a lot of wear and tear. This is also a reason that people use these types of locks in their homes as when there is not as many people handling the locks they tend to last for decades and are easily fixed if they do break.
If you were to look at the internal mechanisms of a mortise lock you would notice that the parts inside are fairly large. If you could hold the part you would notice that they are pretty heavy in comparison to other locks on the market. This is part of the reason these locks are so durable. Simply stated, they are well-made.
If you are the owner of a business, mortise locks are probably the best bet for your commercial space. The same can be said for old homes. If you are interested in having mortise locks installed in your home or business, call Metro Door & Hardware today to learn more!