Adams Rite 4781 Two-Point Deadlatch with Paddle

Adams Rite Two-Point Deadlatch provide flexible traffic control for applications that require free entrance at certain times and exit-only at other times. Choose from electric, standard, and heavy-duty deadlatch options that can be ordered with a variety of related products including strike plates, cylinder accessories, electric strikes, and trim.

The 4781 Two-Point Deadlatch latches to the header and threshold allowing both door leaves to remain active. It is designed for paired out-swinging narrow stile doors but is also suitable for single doors.

Adams Rite Two-Point Deadlatch Function

Designed for paired out-swinging narrow stile doors, but also suitable for single doors. Instead of operating a conventional horizontal-throw latchbolt, the 4781Two-Point Deadlatch latches to header and threshold. This allows both doors leaves to be “active”. There is no need to pin one door with flush bolts or other devices. The paddle is a modified version of the 4591 Deadlatch Paddle (see TRIM) and the concealed vertical rod mechanism is the same as used in Adams Rite’s 8600 SeriesExit Devices (see EXIT DEVICES). Note, however, that the 4781 Two-Point Deadlatch is not intended to substitute for an exit device, which must have a door-spanning bar.


  • Inside: Push paddle to unblock the top bolt and withdraw the bottom bolt. Continuing to push will open the door in a very natural, ergonomically-friendly motion. Paddle stroke is approximately 1-1/2″ [38.1 mm] at extreme end. Rod adjustment allows paddle (centerline) to be mounted at any height from 30 to 44 inches above the finished floor.
  • Outside: If key entry operation is required, any standard mortise cylinder with MS® cam can be installed through an 8650 Cylinder Escutcheon. 3080 Entry Trim compatible with Adams Rite exit devices can be specified in the version used for CVR devices.

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Adams Rite Two-Point Deadlatch Features

  • Paddle Dogging: Turning hex screw in paddle escutcheon holds paddle down, leaving door free-swinging.
  • Strike: A flanged post installed on the header has generous location adjustment to allow for door misalignment, sag, bumpers, etc. Designed to prevent forced entry by bowing the door.
  • Top Bolt: Similar to door latches on some automobiles and aircraft, the U-shaped bolt wraps around the strike post to deadlock position, which also deadlocks the bottom bolt through a gear train at the center of the rod assembly.
  • Threshold Bolt: Stainless hexagonal steel bolt requires only a 1/2″ [12.7 mm] diameter hole in the threshold for a strike.
  • Door Size: Standard unit will fit doors up to 66″ [1676.4mm] above the paddle height. 110″ [2794 mm]door if paddle is at max 44″ [1117.6 mm] height.
  • Standard Package: Individually boxed with mounting screws and installation instructions.
  • Shipping weight: 3 lbs [1.36 kg].


  • Can be exit only or allow key access from outside with the use of 8650 Cylinder Escutcheon. 3080
  • EntryTrim can also be specified in the version used for CVR devices.
  • For taller doors, order 8655 Tall Door Kit, which allows up to 97″ above the paddle.
  • Available in choice of 313 Dark bronze anodized, 335 Black anodized, 628 Clear anodized, US26D (626) Satin chrome.

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