Rim lock

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a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus differing from a mortise lock.
See under Lock.

See also: Lock, Rim

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Cylinders can be installed in tubular knob sets, lever locks, rim locks, and mortise locks in doors, as well as in cabinets, vending machines, cash drawers, transit-fare boxes, and padlocks.
Gary advises using five-lever mortise deadlocks on all external doors instead of just rim locks and installing movement-activated security lights outside.
Gary advises using 5 lever mortise deadlocks on all external doors instead of just rim locks and installing movement activated security lights outside.
All cylinder rim locks used on most front doors are "narrow" or "standard" widths, 40mm or 60mm from the centre of the lock to the edge of the door.