Posted by DDH Staff on 6/26/2012 to Tips
So we kind of already talked about how to order a 3 Point Lock Trim in this post, but we can get a bit deeper. A 3 Point, also known as a Multi-point lock or Patio Lock, have 3 different bolts that come out of 3 different points of the door to lock and secure the door in place. The 3 points where each bolt will come out of the door are located on the top, the bottom and of course the bolt the comes out of the side (just like any regular deadbolt). To lock these all in place, you simply pull the lever on the door up and all the bolts are engaged and the door is secure in place. The main goal for these Multi-Point Locks, first and foremost is the security factor. Basically it's 3 bolts locking from top, bottom and side edge of the door, which is a whole lot more secure than a basic deadbolt that just locks from the side edge. A lot of people use these not only for how secure they are, but also how stylish and how they function is a big plus for some. If you lock the door from the inside and go outside, when the door is shut, the lever is locked. This feature is really nice for some people, because you don't have to take that step to lock the deadbolt behind you if you need to make a quick run. Don't forget your keys though. The option if you don't want the lever to stay locked would be to unlock the inside button and it will release the lock. There are several functions like, keyed, non-keyed passage, non-keyed/thumbturn inside, non-keyed/fixed out/operable in, and dummy. Now, what you will find on our site are the trims only, which include the backplate and levers that connect to the mechanism. We do not carry the mechanism. Usually the mechanism comes with the door you order, and it's already put together and ready for you. We give a variety of trims that you can choose from which makes it fun and easy to find the style that fits you and your home.