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mortise lock

n
(Building) a lock set into a mortise in a door so that the mechanism of the lock is enclosed by the door

mor′tise lock`


n.
a lock housed within a mortise in a door, so that the lock mechanism is covered on both sides.
[1770–80]

mortise lock

dead bolt
Translations

mortise lock

n(Ein)steckschloss nt

mortise lock

nserratura incastrata
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Fit mortice locks (Kitemarked BS3621) to all front and back doors and locks to all downstairs windows or windows within easy reach; ?
They were also fitted with key operated mortice locks, which would have prevented a swift escape in the event of a fire.
More men - and boys - are pictured at their benches making what look like mortice locks, of the sort which were often fitted to interior doors in houses of a Twenties and Thirties vintage.
EDGERTON: August 14 bodily force used to push front doors to house to release both Yale and Mortice locks in order to gain entry.
In 1980, the BSI (British Standardsr Institute) introduced r a testing specification for mortice locks,c designated BS3621.
Fitting a five lever mortice deadlock or extra sliding bolts will greatly improve security and French doors - which are much weaker than singular doors - should be fitted with top and bottom mortice locks on both doors.
areas people were able to be restrained, and doors with mortice locks.
Some gates can be fitted with mortice locks during manufacture, or padlocks can be purchased.
The "sanctuaries" will be fortified with solid doors, mortice locks, steel hinges, bolts and spy glasses.
Householders should fit and use good quality mortice locks on front and back doors, remove all keys from locks and keep them out of sight of intruders, and to keep mobile phones, car keys, money, handbags and purses out of sight.
Northumbria Police advises households to use timer switches so lights come on inside as soon as it is dark, an outdoor light with a sensor and to fit good quality mortice locks on front and back doors.
Each room will cost around pounds 1,800 to fit out with alarms, CCTV cameras, mortice locks, smoke alarms, security lights and reinforced doors and windows.