Antique Mortise Lock Replacement

Over half of the homes in Oak Park, River Forest, and Berwyn have antique mortise locks on inner or outer doors.

I doubt if the builders of these homes expected the locks they installed to last 75-100 years. But the locks have done just that. Now many are at the end of their life-time and parts to repair are becoming impossible to find.

Fortunately, quality replacements are available. We have been very successful replacing them with quality Emtek Mortise Locks. Many designs, color finishes and knob styles let you choose a lock you like. The inside and outside trim and the lock mechanism are solidly made and have life-time warranties.

Visit our showroom to see the quality of these locks.

Remodeling? Consider Adding a Safe.


Remodelling your home is the perfect time to build-in some additional security by adding a concealed safe.

Wall Safes, you've seen these in the movies hidden behind paintings. You can have your valuables close by but hidden anywhere. Behind a picture or mirror is common, but how about a hidden panel in a bookshelf or behind a moveable piece of furniture? During your remodel any of these can be built into the design by your contractor.

Floor Safes, if your remodeling includes tearing up concrete floor, consider an in-the-floor safe. They have a steel plate that fits on top so you can walk on it. Hide it with a rug, a panel or a piece of furniture. They may not be as convenient to access, but they are usually larger and more secure.

Fire protection and/or Burglary protection are available.  (Not sure what this means, check out our article on Fire and Burglar rated safes.)

You can really use your creativity in figuring out how to hide these kind of safes.

Ask your contractor if he or she can build a safe into your home construction project.

We carry Gardall Safe Corp. and AMSEC (American Security Products Company) wall and floor safes.