Safety by Design

The patented Turner Deadbolt Lock from Safety by Design is a cylindrical deadbolt that locks from the outside with one keyless turn.


When I first saw the Turner Deadbolt Lock at a recent convention, I decided to take a simple survey. Over a period of a week, I asked a number of locksmith and non-locksmiths questions regarding deadbolt usage. I asked the following three questions: Do you have a deadbolt lock on the door...


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Once the combination has been changed, test the operation of the lock cylinder prior to installation.

Assemble the exterior assembly making sure the actuator is in the proper position (touching the carrier screw).

The factory default setup for the Turner Deadbolt Lock is right hand. The collar should be able to turn counterclockwise in order to extend the bolt.

To change the hand of the deadbolt collar and torque blade position to left hand:

Step 1. Unscrew the carrier screw. When in the factory (right hand) setup, the carrier screw is to the bottom right of the horizontal torque blade.

Step 2. Turn the collar approximately 90 degrees clockwise until the collar finger is directly over the left hand carrier screw hole.

Step 3. Install the carrier screw, making sure the tip enters the hole in the carrier.

Step 4. Rotate the torque blade to position the actuator tip adjacent to the carrier screw. The torque blade should be vertical when the deadbolt lock has been converted to operate on a left hand door. Test the operation of the collar. The collar should only be able to turn clockwise.

Installing the Turner Deadbolt Lock into the Door

To strengthen the installation, Turner provides a metal strike box with three 3” long screws. The strike box has a hole at the base to accommodate one of the screws.

In addition to the Turner Deadbolt, Safety by Design’s product line includes matching door knobs. Products are available in six finishes and three keyways. Entry handle sets and levers will be added to the line in the future.

The Turner Deadbolt Lock has a limited lifetime mechanical and finish warranty. Contact the manufacturer for details.

For more information, contact Safety by Design, 707 Spirit 40 Park Drive, Suite 100, Chesterfield, MO 63005, Telephone: 877-349-0306. Fax: 636-449-0708. Web Site: www.turnerlock.com.

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