Why is every smart-lock handle a Lever? Are there any knobs?


(Idlemind) #1

I really want to replace my doors with connected locks. Ive noticed that they are either freestanding dead-bolts or main locks with a handle. I have ripped many a jacket on lever handles and prefer a knob. Are there any connected locks with a knob?


(Sean Murray) #2

I’ve wondered this for years.


(Chuckles) #3

Probably because its still a very small market and therefore you seek to minimise the model variants whilst maximising your customer base.

There are many people who cannot use a knob but can use a lever (poor or non-existent ability to grip). If they released a knob product but not a lever they would cop flack for not considering the elderly or disabled.


(Elijah) #4

I use a Schalge Century with a un-keyed knob


(Idlemind) #5

Can you post a link? I did a search and came up with only non-connected locks. Thanks!


(Elijah) #6

Using this lock
http://www.lowes.com/pd_434323-352-BE469NX+V+CEN+619_0__?productId=4438295&Ntt=schlage+deadbolts&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dschlage%2Bdeadbolts&facetInfo=

with a knob like this
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=40485-51800-TFX230&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3277219&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1