If external doors were superheroes, then internal doors are the under-appreciated side-kick.
Analogy aside, internal doors play an important role in controlling access within a building. They can be used to segment a building or area into smaller segments. And when fitted with the appropriate door furniture, they can be used to limit access to one or more of these areas.
Internal doors are also more susceptible to general wear-and-tear, as they are used more frequently than external doors. As such, you may find it necessary to replace internal door furniture on a more regular basis.
Today's blog post will focus on three popular internal door products - Passage Sets, Privacy Sets and Digital Locks.
A passage set is what usually springs to mind when you think of internal door furniture. The term refers to a latch set with handles or knobs on both sides of the door that cannot be locked. These are commonly used in residential settings. If you have young kids, we recommend fitting their doors with a passage set.
Durability of is an important consideration for passage sets. Buying a passage set that comes with a manufacturer's warranty could save you money in the long run. Brands such as Lockwood offer a manufacturer's warranty on a selection of their range.
A privacy set is designed for… you guessed it… privacy! The term refers to a latch set that features of an inside button or turn knob to lock the outside handle. Most privacy sets also have an emergency function, which will unlock the set from the outside.
They are popularly used on bathroom and bedroom doors (for teenagers and parents).
Digital locks offer the next step up in access control from your basic privacy set. Although they can be used at home, they are more likely to be found in commercial settings.
An entry-level, push-button mechanical digital lock offers excellent value for money. And they get rid of the need to keep track of who has keys to what. Access is granted to anyone who knows the correct code.
But what if you've given the code to someone who then leaves your business? Easy. Simply change the code and they will no longer have access. Most modern digital locks allow you to change the code without removing the lock from the door.
Digital locks are popularly used on store cupboards, stairwells and communal areas.
Want to catch up on all past door security blog articles? You can find the links here below:
A Beginner’s guide to door security
Door security part 1: External doors
Product spotlight: Ring Doorbell 2