The Extra Strong Ultimate Deadbolt

Deadbolts are great for added security and lots of people are even a little more comfortable about double cylinder deadbolts. The reason is because unlike a single cylinder deadbolts, a double cylinder is keyed on both sides of the door (where as a single cylinder is keyed only on the outside with a manual thumbturn on the inside). Generally double cylinder are used on partial glass doors to keep intruders from being able to break the glass and simply unlock the deadbolt from the inside – they will need a key to unlock the deadbolt. Double cylinder deadbolts can be a safety hazard in case of emergency, as it requires a key to unlock from the inside. Most cases a single cylinder does a great job keeping intruders out, but there are some cases where a single or double cylinder deadbolt just isn’t enough to feel secure and safe. There is a new extra strong deadbolt out there now called the Ultimate Lock.

 

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Click here to watch a video demonstration of the Ultimate lock vs. a standard deadbolt.

You can see in the video how it can withstand anyone trying to kick or ram the door! It can withstand up to 4000 pounds!

When the lock is engaged you wont have to worry about it being bumped or picked. The Ultimate lock is provided with longer screws than your standard deadbolt and absorbs the impact. In other words, it ‘marries’ the door jamb and door frame together and becomes a solid brick wall. And if the intruder really wants in he would have to knock down the whole wall in order for that door to be kicked in. Another cool feature the Ultimate lock provides is that it has a patented lockout feature, which means with a simple push of a button the lock renders any key useless, even if an intruder has your actual house key!

To check out more features click here.

The Ultimate Lock comes in satin nickel, polished brass, and antique brass finishes.

 

Atrium Multi-point patio door lock Trim replacements

Atrium multi point patio doors are doors that have 3 or more points where bolts can come out of the edge of the door to lock the door in place. Multi Point locks or patio locks have become very popular. Lot’s of people like multi point doors because of the added security and also how well the function. Plus they look great. If you have Atrium multi point patio brand doors, but need some replacement trims you have come to the right spot!

 

Atrium multi point doors provide you the mechanism inside the door (the 3 or more points where the bolts lock your door in place), and most likely you have the hardware that came along with it. We provide replacement trim levers that will attach to your existing Atrium mechanism. This is for people that are just looking for the replacement trims though, NOT the mechanism. Maybe you wanted a new style, or maybe your existing hardware is all worn out, that’s when you can check out all the replacement trims Emtek (just look under Emtek’s multi point lock trim section) offers that should fit your Atrium doors.

 

Not all of the trims that Emtek offers will fit your Atrium Doors. That’s why we made a list of configurations (or measurements) and listed each of the door brands that fit that configuration. So basically all you need to do is find your door brand and it will give you your configuration. Atrium is under configuration 1 for example.

 

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It’s important to make sure your existing measurements for your Atrium multi point door match up with these measurements of this configuration 1. And after you find that it does match up, you have many many back plate styles to choose from and after that you get to choose from many many levers and finishes! So pretty much what I am saying is that the list is endless and you can make your patio replacement trim totally original.

Door Lever for Doors Over 3″ Thick

It’s not overly common for a door to be over standard thickness, which is anywhere from 1 3/4″ up to 2″ thick. Most doors are already prepped this standard thickness and most hardware are made to fit standard prepped doors. This can make it hard for those looking for door hardware to fit over this standard door thickness.

 

For doors over 2″ Standard Thickness:

For those of you that have doors that are thicker than the standard 2″ thickness, check out Emtek. They offer door hardware starting from the standard 1 3/4″ all the way up to 3″ thick! All you have to do is find the door hardware you like and you will be able to select the door thickness you have. We found that it’s becoming more and more common for front doors to be a little thicker than standard, because lot’s of people have great big fancy front doors on their homes.

 

For doors over 3″ Thick:

A door over 3″ thick, is pretty uncommon, but hey… I’m sure there is someone out there looking for some kind of hardware to fit on a really thick door that nobody seems to carry. So if you are looking for any kind of door hardware to fit your door that’s over 3″ thick, we have this special mechanical lever on the site from Lockey just for you!

Lockey Style 2835 Passage Lever Handle

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The Lockey Lever is a mechanical lock and is also available in double combination.

The lever can fit doors from standard thickness all the way up to 5″ thick! I’m thinking not many people (if any) will need a lever to fit a door that is over 5″ thick. I guess you never know.

You can choose from many finishes, such as antique brass, bright brass, satin chrome, satin nickel, jet black, white, bright chrome, oil rubbed bronze and a ‘special finish’ called marine grade.

Easy In and Out Keyless Locks

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel it’s a huge hassle to get in and out of the house – with all the keys that I have to keep track of, my hands are usually full of something or other, and I can seriously tell you that it’s probably the worst part of leaving. It stresses me out! One time I had my hands full of groceries and the key wouldn’t turn in the deadbolt lock and so I had to set everything I had down on my step and I probably worked on trying to open my lock for about 5 minutes straight, and I may or may not have ended up crying about it. The story ends happy though, I got inside. Believe it or not, this post is not about me and my sad story, I have a point to all this. There is a solution to all this if you have ever felt similar to what I feel and felt on that sad day. We don’t have to feel like this when we are trying to open our locks and in a hurry anymore…

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I am talking about Keyless Locks! These have always been awesome in my eyes. Keyless deadbolts, keyless levers and knobs, and keyless handlesets! This is what, in my opinion, everyone needs. They are easy to use, easy to install and seriously so handy to have. You don’t have to worry about keys any longer! And maybe if your like me it would be even better if  you didn’t have to remember to lock the door, from the inside or outside. Well guess what?… There are keyless locks with this option, and automatic locking option. Which means that after you have entered your keypad code, the deadbolt will lock after so many seconds for you! You don’t have to remember to lock the door after you shut it. Let me give you a list of which ones have this automatic locking action.

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This last one is a little bit different than the rest because it has a remote. Yeah, I’m not kidding. This deadbolt looks exactly like the LS-DB500, but it includes a hand held remote that looks like the remotes with the little buttons that go to your car to unlock and lock the doors or pop the trunk or whatever other buttons they have now. This remote wont have a trunk popping option, but it does have lock and unlock buttons that can open your lock from up to 30 feet away. Sweet right?

Keyless locks really do make life so much more simple.

 

 

Sometimes Door Hardware Can Be Made From Unconventional Things

Sometimes door hardware like door knobs, levers, deadbolts and pulls, can have very similar designs, but sometimes you can find things that are totally unique and original. Maybe it’s something that you have never seen like anything before in a regular old hardware store. That’s why shopping online is so much more fun! so many more options to choose from, so many more designs, so many more ideas and inspirations!

A lot of today things are made at home now, I’m sure you have all heard of the DIY (do it yourself) projects. I think a lot of people like that idea. So what if you can’t exactly find the door hardware you are trying to go for? Try thinking outside the box! Try thinking of unconventional things, unusual, original or maybe even quirky things that may not even be used for this specific application. Such as something like this…

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A home made door pull, for this amazing reclaimed barn wood door, that measures at about 3′ long. It was made from a 3/4″ gas pipe and fittings! They said it was really easy to make and took about 30 minutes and it only cost about $18 for all the parts! They used #10 wood screws at about 1 1/4″ length (the barn door is about 2″ thick).

And how about adding a coordinating dining room light fixture also made using gas pipe as well as old street light lenses?

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Like I said, you don’t have to stick with the norm! Try thinking outside of the box, you may be surprised how easy you can make something into door hardware or something else for that matter, not to mention how cool it could look!

The barn door is held up using Leatherneck hardware that will soon be added to the site! Please let us know if you have any questions about ordering Leatherneck hardware.

Check out more pictures and information of the barn door pulls and hardware used on this application here.

Installing an Edge Pull for a Pocket Door

Installing an edge pull is pretty simple. The edge pull that we installed in this post is an Emtek 2221 Edge pull. Please note: depending on what type of edge pull you have or are going to install will depend on if you will need to add or skip some of these steps.

Tools you will need:

  • Hammer
  • Sharp 1/2″ Chisel
  • Sharp Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • 1/2″ Drill Bit

First, you will want to mark the bottom of where you will wan the finger pull mounted (in our case, we are mounting the pull below the pocket door lock that was already installed in the door). After you have it marked, center your edge pull on the door edge by using your measuring tape if needed. After you have it all centered, map out with your pencil and chisel where the edge pull will sit on the door.

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Now you can go ahead and chisel out about 1/8″ deep of the door wood making sure not to go outside the lines. It’s important to make sure your chisel is sharp to achieve a clean look. It should look something like this:

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Place the edge pull in the recessed area backwards so you can see where to mark the area where the pull handle itself will need to be chiseled away when its not being used. We marked about an 1″ tall area towards the bottom of the plate so the finger pull could move freely in and out of the door. If you look at this picture of the edge pull placed backwards into the recessed area we just chiseled away:

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You will notice that there is a hinge barrel at the top of the pull, so we marked an area to chisel away just enough material so the hinge can function.

Using a chisel remove the material up where the hinge is. And for the finger handle area, use the 1/2″ drill bit.

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After removing all the leftover material, place the finger pull where it should sit to test and make sure it will move freely. If it all works, mount it using the provided screws and now you should be able to easily use your pocket door!

 

Replacement Trims for KML by Andersen Multi Point Patio Doors

Multi point locks, also known as patio locks, are locks that have 3 or more different points where locking bolts can lock the door in place. Do you have a Multi Point lock? There are over 20 different door brands that we have listed on our site for those multi point lock doors you have (check here). Chances are that we carry hardware (Emtek Hardware) that will fit your same brand of multi point lock door hardware.

When I say we carry the hardware, that means NO mechanism is included with the hardware. It only includes the replacement trims, or door levers that attach to the existing mechanism your door already includes. The mechanism will come with the door you order and they should have locks or hardware to choose from that will come with the door. The reason we offer this same type of hardware is for replacements. Maybe your door locks are old,used and abused and you want some shiny new ones that will dress up your patio door a bit more, or maybe the door company didn’t have the ones you like?

So check your multi point lock door. If they are KML by Andersen, we have plenty of door hardware trims to choose from! We ask that you make sure and compare the measurements of your door with the measurements of this configuration known as configuration 1 below, specifically for KML by Andersen doors (this configuration will also work for a few other brands that are also listed on the site).

config_1If this configuration does match up with your KML by Andersen doors, you will definitely want to check out all of the multi point trims that Emtek offers! Find the plate you like first, which means you will probably need to ignore the levers that are examples and then once you find your favorite place, you can choose from many many levers in the description box! All that’s left is choosing the function, finish and handing! With all the options, its easy to make it fit your idea of style.

 

How to Easily Choose Your Emtek Lever And Your Rosette

There are so many Emtek Levers out there and if you think of all the rosette options just one lever has, holy cow… it could get overwhelming. But that’s one of the many great things of Emtek! You get to make the hardware match your own personal style. With all the options, it make it easy to find that idea you had in your head.

We have created a new page to easily select a style of lever you like without the distraction of one of the rosettes attached as an example. You can choose the lever you really like and then after clicking on it, it will bring up a page of images with that same lever and all of the rosettes it offers! Let me show you a for example. Lets say you are a huge fan of the Emtek Milano Lever

milano_snSo on this special page, you go ahead and click on this Milano lever and then it will bring up a page with this lever and an example of what it will look like with each rosette it offers. Such as:

Milano Lever with the Regular rosette:

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Milano Lever with Rope Rosette:

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Milano Lever with Lancaster Rosette:

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Milano Lever with Ribbon & Reed Rosette:

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Milano Lever with #8 Rosette:

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Milano Lever with Oval Rosette:

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And finally the Milano Lever with Rectangular Rosette:

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Click here to shop by Emtek Lever!

This is supposed to help make it easier for you to choose what you are wanting to go for. After choosing what lever and rosette you want, then all that’s left is the finish! There are several finishes to choose with each Emtek lever. And then of course there are the options such as handing, backset, function and door thickness.

With this new shop Emtek by Lever (check back later, we are also working on shop by knob and shop by rosette), we are hoping to make it less stressful or overwhelming for you and a lot more easy and enjoyable!

Edge Pulls, What Every Pocket Door Needs

Pocket doors are great for keeping space! because it takes up no space at all! They slide right into the “pocket”, as if there was no door at all! Super handy for places where you can’t spare the room that it would take for a regular swinging door to be opened. So that’s where the pocket door and all it’s glory comes sliding in to save your life! The hardware made specifically for pocket doors are nicely thought out I’d say. You will need some of this pocket door hardware if you want a pocket door. There are lots of different kinds but one specifically I’d like to talk about is an edge pull, like this edge pull from Emtek for example.

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What is it? What is it used for? An edge pull is installed on the edge of the door (hence the name) and it has a little handle (or finger pull) that you can pull out when the door is in the pocket. It’s made so that you have something to be able to hold on to and pull the door out of the pocket when it’s flush with the door jamb. When the handled (or finger pull) is not being used, it will sit flush on the edge of the door so that it does not get in the way of anything or interfere with being able to close it all the way. Some pocket door locks will have the edge pull feature, but not all of them. So you can order this piece and install it on the edge of the door, below the pocket door lock if you wish.

Soon, I will make a post on how to install the pocket door pull. ** UPDATE: Check out the new post, Installing an Edge Pull for a Pocket Door.  It’s very similar to the post I did earlier on How to Install a Door Knob Latch. Some more Chiseling.

 

G-U Multi Point Patio Door Lock Trim Replacements

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Patio locks, or multi point locks (to read more about what a multi-point lock is go here) are really becoming quite popular. These locks are super high quality and provide great security. Multi point locks have 3 or more points where bolts come out to lock the door in place (which is a whole lot more secure than your basic regular deadbolt that only provides 1 bolt to lock the door in place). These locks are durable and people love how they function.

 

If you have a G-U multi point patio door and are needing new door hardware or trims replaced because your trims are used, beat up, or broken – Emtek has a plethora of multi point patio locks (for G-U doors it’s configuration 1, under the multi point locks from Emtek) to choose from! Emtek doesn’t provide the G-U internal mechanism (the internal parts to make the hardware function). Emtek only provides many stylish trims that will work on your existing door. This means that they do NOT include interior locking mechanisms of the door, the mechanisms will come standard from the door manufacturer such as G-U.

 

The best way to search for the best design of a multi point lock from Emtek that will suit you and your own personal style the very best is to first look for the plate style that draws you in on this page. Then after you find your favorite plate style click on it and it will bring up a page with all your options. Options like function (keyed, non keyed, dummy etc.) , interior lever style (you can find images of the levers in the description box), door handing and choose from many finishes! All the options make it so you can make it your own!

*NOTE: Before ordering please make sure your G-U door measurements match up with either of these configurations:

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