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rim lock

A face-mounted door lock. Compare with box lock.
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All cylinder rim locks used on most front doors are "narrow" or "standard" widths, 40mm or 60mm from the centre of the lock to the edge of the door.
Internal door locks are usually rim locks, which fit on the surface of the door.
The pick-proof cylinder, which contains a microprocessor and memory, has the same dimensions as a standard 6-pin mechanical cylinder and can be installed in tubular knob sets, lever locks, rim locks, and mortise locks in doors, as well as locks in cabinets, drawers, storage containers, and padlocks.