Home Improvement

Building 101: Hardware Essentials (Part 3)

Secure your home with the right locks


From simple locks to complex ones, locks are important to keep the home safe – especially when you're out. Choose the perfect lockset for your home.

Photographed by Jeremiah Idanan.

Cylinder Locks

Cylinder locks are installed through the door and are quicker to install. There are two types: first, a single cylinder lock can be locked or unlocked with a key from the exterior side and can be manually operated and locked from the inside with a mechanism.

Faultless Single Cylinder Lock, P1,550.00, True Value

A double cylinder lock, on the other hand, can only be opened with a key on either side of the door. Ideally, this is more secure in terms of protection from theft or burglary but potentially dangerous in case of fire, so remember where you keep your spare keys at all times. 

Faultless Double Cylinder Lock, P730.00, True Value

Mortise Lock

A mortise lock has two major components, one is mounted into the edge of the door that contains the latch and the bolt, and the other in the doorjamb, which grips the two and secures them when locked or closed. It is commonly used for main doors and is considered to be more durable than other types of locks. It also comes with a knob or a lever handle and a lockset or deadbolt.

Faultless Mortise Lock, P4,000, True Value

*Special thanks to True Value – Shangri-La Mall

*Prices are subject to change.


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