What is a Privacy Set?
Definition of Privacy Set in Construction A hardware set that allows privacy on one side of the opening. Commonly used in bathrooms to allow privacy from the bathroom side with common entry from the exterior of the bathroom. In most instances the activation of the lock, is a simple push button, which locks the hardware set and not a key. The common side of the privacy set has an access hole in the center of the knob or lever to allow the emergency opening of the privacy set if required. A simple insertion of a pin into the hole will force the mechanism locking the door to disengage and allow access into the space from the exterior.