Ball Catch door hardware is generally used on closet doors where a latch is not used or needed. The ball catch is mounted on the top of the door recessed in a hole drilled on the top surface. A strike plate is mounted on the door jamb where the spring loaded ball will catch and hold the door closed.
Keyed-Alike T-Handle Cam Locks provide an ample handhold for easy turning. Lock combines aesthetics and ergonomics in one convenient handle. A quarter-turn is all it takes to engage or disengage cam from the frame. Keyed alike, so all latches use the same key.
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A latch mechanism is the cylinder that is driven through the edge of the door. This is often also called a tubular latch mechanism. The mechanism has a spring loaded latch that retracts to open the door and upon release of the Door Knob or lever, protrudes to keep the door closed.
Door hardware is an integral part of our daily life, yet something most of us think very little about. Here on DirectDoorHardware.com you can purchase door levers of just about any configuration that you need from replacing old vintage locks to the latest keyless levers. Some of us only buy lever handles just a few times in a lifetime.
A door handle is an attached object or mechanism used to manually open or close a door. In the United States, a door handle generally refers to any fixed or lever-operated door latch device. The term door knob or doorknob tends to refer to round operating mechanisms. Home-entry door handles are usually more sophisticated than bedroom door handles.
Below we explain about Rim Locks and Rim Latches. For information about mortise locks and latches please go to our posting What is a Mortise Lock or Mortise Latch? All pairs of door knobs or door handles which you want to open and close doors require a mechanism.