Locks should not be installed upside down. Most locks have adjustments so the cylinder is a the bottom so the pins are at the top. This Baldwin lockset was pretty easy to adjust. All I had to do was remove a pin, flip the cylinder and reinstall the pin. It took less than a minute.
Our client wanted to add a lock to their house and have it match the rest of the locks on their house. Fortunately, they already had Baldwin so we were able to get a lockset with their rekey technology. All we needed was the key they wanted to fit into the new lock and were able to rekey the lock in minutes without having to hire a locksmith.
I went to Home Depot to buy a Schlage Accent lock to match an existing one on a client’s house. I looked online, and it said that there were different SKUs for left and right-hand locks on this series. All of the locks on the shelf were the same, so I asked an associate if I could open one to see if it was Universal, and it was.
Here is how to quickly reverse the handle on a Schlage Accent privacy lock. It takes less than a minute and the tools are included in the packaging.
Need to give your friends or family access to your house but you don’t have a spare key? Schlage Encode is a keyless entry system that allows guests to use a code to enter. You can also lock and unlock the door with your smartphone if you are not at home.
Matt Hoots interviews Ben with Schlage at the 2020 IBS and KBIS in Las Vegas. Ben demonstrates how their designer series can be mixed and matched. They also have a smart lock system for keyless entry into your home.
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