The ulimate prop if you are making a movie about New York City"
This lock has to be the ulimate prop if you are making a movie about NY city. It has appeared in countless movies over the years. But it's much more than just a prop. It really is a heavy duty cross bar police lock!
Comes with outside cylinder, outside cylinder cover plate and strike plates. Can be used for inswing (inswing brackets are an option. See options below) or outswing doors. These are identical to the long ago discontinued famous Fox Police Locks. They were commonly used in manhattan apartments, lofts and businesses, especially in Greenwich Village and the lower east side, especially when high security was important. Now they are popular as movie props when it's important to get the NY experience (see first few seconds of the movie 16 blocks). Includes the 2 heavy duty cross bars, the outside key cylinder (Russwin RUI keyway) and the heavy duty cylinder guard plate to protect the outside cylinder from attack.
Originally the Fox company made two very different types of police locks.
This cross bar type and another where there is a single heavy duty round bar wedged the door to a small hole that was drilled into the floor. If you need this type please see below. We Can still sometimes get them. The cross bar type was found more commonly in commercial installations and the floor mount was found more commonly in apt residential installations although there was some cross over. If a residential customer wanted the ultimate in lock security the cross bar lock was usually highly recommeded. We did several installations of both types of locks and I remember when Medeco first came out with their high security highly pick resistant cylinders. We we would use them with the cross bar Police locks for ultra high security installations. Unfortunately I think Medeco no longer makes the special "tail piece" that will allow their high security cylinder to work with this police lock.
I also can recall several times when I had to unlock them and it wasn't fun! As far as we know, only the cross bar lock is still made. The other hasn't been made for many many years.