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This glossary of door hardware terms and terminology
can help you better understand the various door lock and security options Schlage offers.

Tubular (Lock or Latch)::

Any door lock-set or latch-set that requires a bore hole and an edge-bore for installation. A standard interior door handle requires one bore hole (usually 2-1/8" in diameter) and one edge-bore (usually 1" in diameter). A tubular entry door handle


The metal plate installed on the door jamb that receives the latch or bolt from the door. The latch/bolt extends from the door into the strikeplate.

Split Finish::

When the exterior portion of door hardware has a different finish color than the interior portion. To notate a split-finish, always refer to the exterior finish color first. Proper notation is as follows: Exterior Finish X Interior Finish Example:

Single Cylinder::

Single-cylinder door locks require a key to lock/unlock your door from the outside; and have a thumbturn mechanism on the inside to lock/unlock your door. The single-cylinder function is an option for locks such as deadbolts and entry sets. The thumbturn


The decorative backplate attached to a door knob or lever that covers the bore hole in the door.

Privacy (Function)::

A function for interior door handles for use on doors of private rooms that require a latch and a simple locking feature. Commonly used for bedroom doors, bathroom doors, etc.

How is Archie different from other Chinese suppliers?
Archie has a group of international professionals with in-depth experiences in product design, product management.
How can we collaborate?
Archie has many years of experience working with importers, real estate developers.
What happen when I receive defected products?
As a fair and honest supplier, Archie guarantees replacements for all defected products as long as the product defect claim has been deemed valid.
What is the average lead time?
The average lead time for production ranges from 30 days to 45 days.
What kind of support policies does Archie offer to its agents & distributors?
Please see below a list of support policies we have:
1. Annual/Special Order Rebate.
2. Logistic Expense Sharing.