USA: Door Locks: Door Lock Manufacturers
ABOUT DOOR LOCKS
Door Locks are normally of a deadlock design. They are available in a wide range of finishes, including Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Bright Chrome, and Satin Nickel. Keypad locks are also available. In their simplest form these hold a single code. More sophisticated door locks will hold ten or more codes, so that temporary codes can be issued to visitors or contractors without changing the code used by family members. The most recent innovation in door locks is the fingerprint electronic lock, which can recognise several dozen individual fingerprints.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The leading manufacturers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, specifications, colours and materials.
Kwikset. Kwikset, which is a Black & Decker company, manufactures a wide range of door hardware, including deadbolt door locks. These are available in eight finishes: Lifetime Brass, Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Venetian Bronze, Satin Nickel, Antique Nickel, Polished Chrome, and Satin Chrome. An innovative Kwikset product is its Smart Scan biometric keyless security system. This comprises a doorknob which can recognise over 50 fingerprints. The system can allow 24/7 access for family members, and timed access for house sitters, cleaners, or contractors.
Yale. Yale is part of the Assa Abloy group, and operates in 125 countries. It manufactures a wide range of door locks, door handles, and other door hardware. Yale makes twelve different models of deadbolt lock. They are available in single or double cylinder form, and with plain or decorative appearance. Finishes include: Textured Black, Gun Metal, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel, Antique Nickel, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Polished Brass, Antique Brass, and YaleGuard Gold. Yale also supplies other matching door furniture, including Handlesets, Knobs, and Lever Door Handles.
Schlage. Schlage, which is part of the Ingersoll-Rand Group, manufactures a wide range of mechanical and electrical locks and accessories. Its residential security products include deadlock locks, available in twelve finishes: Bright Brass, Antique Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel, Satin Bronze, Antique Pewter, Bright Chrome, Satin Chrome, Aged Bronze, and Aged Black. Schlage also makes keypad locks and deadbolts, which can be programmed to accept up to 19 4-digit user codes. This allows each family member to have their own distinctive code.
Trade Key. TradeKey, launched in 2006, is business-to-business marketplace which aims to connect customers with wholesalers, importers, exporters, and manufacturers worldwide. The product range is extensive, and includes door locks.
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