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Consists of a flat, rectangular box that fits into a recess in the door from its edge. Also includes two faceplates that include the knobs and keyholes.
Available in right- or left-handed styles.
Has a pin tumbler locking mechanism in a cylinder.
Latch operates from either side except when the outside knob is locked.
Deadbolt operates by a turn of the inside knob.
A key from the outside operates both the deadbolt and latchbolt.
Used on many types of doors, from heavy entrance doors to apartment buildings and residential doors.