Multipoint Hardware – 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. This drive rail is usually activated by lifting the door handle. We offer a shootbolt system which provides a minimum of three to five locking points multipoint hardware, built in a rail system.
ACTIVE DOORS VS. INACTIVE DOORS
- Active doors use different hardware than inactive doors.
- 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.