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What are some good latch door locks?

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Some of the good latch door locks include the cam lock, Norfolk latch, Suffolk latch, crossbar and cabin hook. Others include the latchbolt, rotary latch and slam latch.

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What are some good latch door locks?
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The cam lock consists of a cam and a base where a tool rotates a cam. The Norfolk latch and the Suffolk latch hold doors closed using a thumb-actuated lever. A crossbar uses a plank or a beam that permits a door to open inward rather than outward. The cabin hook holds a door open and is used to prevent a door from banging and swinging. The latch bolt is a type of spring latch that operates under the lockset’s mechanism to allow opening of the door. The slam latch uses a spring that is activated when the door slams or shuts.

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