Most locksmith shops stock a limited variety of residential hardware. The stock will probably range from locks similar to the common Kwikset Tylo knobs in bright brass, Schlage F-Series knobs and levers (also in bright brass) and some bright brass deadbolts. Not much of choice, is this? The most...
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Kwikset products are available in six popular finishes: polished brass, antique brass, polished chrome, satin chrome, satin nickel, antique nickel and oil rubbed bronze.
The second level is the 'better' Kwikset Maximum Security line. This line offer maximum strength, simplicity and style. Deadbolts feature 2X strength 1" Throwbolt and meet ANSI Grade 2 specifications. Three knob and five lever styles are available along with two handleset designs. Like the Security Series they also feature a pick-resistant 5-pin keying system and a Kwik-Install design. This line also offers a lifetime mechanical and 5-year finish warranty and adds a lifetime finish on the L03 bright brass option.
The highest level is the 'best' Kwikset Ultramax Security line. Six knob and two lever styles are complimented by three handleset designs. Features include premium security ANSI Grade 1 deadbolt security with an anti-pick 6-pin keying system. The 1" nickel-plated titanium alloy Throwbolt core is saw-resistant. Knobs and levers feature concealed screws and many components are solid-forged brass. Ultramax knobs have a special cylinder that is removable in seconds with the control key to save time during rekeying. The Kwik-Install design is included. This line also offers a lifetime mechanical and 10-year finish warranty and also adds a lifetime finish on the L03 bright brass option.
For more information, visit www.kwikset.com .
Pictured right:Medeco Tara handleset
Medeco has long been viewed as a leader in high-security and key control. Commercial, institutional and government facilities have been relying on Medeco for years. In the residential setting, replacement cylinders have been one way to increase the security of a home. Medeco also offers a line of security products for the home. Medeco residential door hardware offers the protection expected from Grade 1, UL437 hardware and enhances the look and value of the home with elegantly designed, high quality lock construction.
Medeco Grade 1 Handlesets are offered in one piece or sectional styles in two designs. Inside trim utilizes an egg-shaped knob or lever. Handlesets are made of solid brass construction and are available in three finishes: PVD anti-tarnish brass, satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze.
Medeco Maxum deadbolts have a free-spinning collar and the bolt resists sawing and kicking. A wide variety of retrofit cylinders are available to fit almost any existing hardware. All hardware is available in original, biaxial or Medeco3 keyways.
For more information, visit www.medeco.com .
When residential hardware comes to mind, SARGENT probably doesn't. However, this has changed with their heavy duty blending into this new residential line. Their recent introduction of the Coastal Series offer five different stylish lever designs, two escutcheons and two roses that are available in nine popular finishes: 3, 4, 9, 10, 10B, 10BD, 20D, 26, and 26D.
These lever designs compliment a variety of traditional and contemporary motifs. Each lever, escutcheon and rose is of a solid cast or forged brass construction. The trim construction allows for interchangeability with SARGENT 8200 mortise lock trims. All levers meet ANSI/BHMA requirements for Grade 1 and ADA guidelines. All standard 8200 mortise lock latchbolt and deadbolt functions are available. The Coastal series levers are also available on exit trim. These locks feature a 5-year limited warranty.
For more information, visit www.sargentlock.com .
Pictured right: Schlage Artisan Series
The Schlage Residential Products Division offers a huge variety of door hardware. In addition to five styles of A-Series knobs and levers, 10 B-Series deadbolts and five F-Series levers, six knobs and five handlesets, the new Artisan Series has been added.
The Artisan group is a premier collection of door and decorative hardware in current designer trends. The four handlesets are forged of solid brass; knobs and roses are made of wrought brass. Four knob and three lever designs combine with two deadbolts to complete the lineup.