SACRAMENTO, CA – INOX®—creator of innovative and premium decorative hardware and door locks for more than 25 years—introduces the PD95 mortise lock for sliding doors with a locking entry function that provides a quick emergency exit to help meet code compliance. INOX is the only door hardware company in the industry to offer a mortise lock with single-action emergency egress for sliding doors.
“We noticed a deficit in the market where hardware companies did not offer a sufficient mortise lock option for spec writers needing an emergency egress feature on sliding doors, so our in-house engineers developed the PD95,” said Jeff Howes, President of INOX. “This is particularly useful in hospitality and commercial office spaces or even schools and senior living facilities where you may need that auto-lock feature while meeting ADA compliance.”
The PD95’s unique design features a solid brass deadbolt with a one-inch throw, self-retracting hook with a non-marring latch bolt, 2mm thick faceplate in either stainless steel or brass, and trim-locking device for emergency egress. This means that the deadbolt automatically releases with a push of the inner handle in case of emergencies, and the ADA thumb turn helps meet code compliance for residential and commercial projects such as entryways, patios and classrooms.
For interior doors, the optional coin release helps further ADA compliance and offers an additional safety feature; in an emergency where the occupant is unable to access the handle from the inside, the door can be easily opened from the exterior without a key.
Optional finishes include Satin Stainless Steel, Bright Stainless Steel and CeraMax™ ceramic-coated options in Graphite Black, Stormy Grey, Dark Bronze, Glacier White and Flat Black.
For more information about PD95 or other INOX products, please visit inoxproducts.com.