Single Action Lock for Assisted Living Facilities

Single Action Lock for Assisted Living Facilities

Are you updating or replacing hardware in an Assisted Living facility? Is your Fire Marshall or Building Inspector requiring a specific kind of lock? Our 5.5 Inch Center-to-Center Interconnected Commercial Locksets may be just what you are looking for. In accordance with most state and local Assisted Living facility regulations, there is no key or special knowledge/effort required to exit. When the door is locked from the outside with a key, or from the inside with a thumbturn, all you need to do is push the lever down or turn the knob to exit. These locksets are equipped with an interconnect device between the knob/lever and the deadbolt, requiring a single action to unlock both simultaneously. Once out of the building, it remains unlocked and will not lock behind you making it the ideal panic-proof lock. Their purpose is to increase efficiency, ease and safety when exiting a building.
When updating or renovating an Assisted Living facility, our 5.5-inch CC Interconnected Locksets such as the locks pictured below, are the ideal replacements.

Kwikset 508 Interconnected Lock with Hancock Knob 5.5 CC – Light Commercial

Kwikset 508 Interconnected Lock

Kwikset 508 Interconnected Lock – Shown in Satin Chrome with Kingston Lever

EzSet 5.5 Inch CC Interconnected Commercial Lockset

EzSet 5.5 Inch CC Interconnected Commercial Lockset shown in Polished Chrome

Why? Because they require standard door preparation, which most homes already have. In other words, the distance between the centers of the two bore holes on the door measures 5.5 inches. So not only are these locks sleek and efficient, they also fit the most common door preparation. You can view these, as well as the rest of our Standard Interconnected Commercial and Residential Locksets here:
http://www.directdoorhardware.com/interconnect_standard_prep.htm
However, we know that some new doors will have special door preparation requirements. In this case, you will want to check out our interconnected locks that do not require standard door preparation such as the Weslock Unigard Premier, which requires a 2 7/8” Center-to-Center measurement:

Or the EZSet Grade II IRHD Passage Interconnected Leverset which requires a 4” Center-to-Center:

EZSet Grade II IRHD Passage Interconnected Leverset shown in Satin Nickel

You can view our wide range of residential and commercial interconnected locksets at http://www.directdoorhardware.com/interconnected_lock.htm
It’s clear that these Single Action Locksets are ideal for any Assisted Living facility in need of update or hardware replacement, creating a safe and secure environment for its residents. If you have further questions about interconnected locks and how they work, you may refer to our “All About Interconnected Locks” page: http://www.directdoorhardware.com/interconnected-lock-info.htm
We know there are many style options and applications for interconnected locks. If you need help figuring out which interconnected lock to use, please give us a call at
877-852-9449 Mon-Fri 9-5 Mountain Time, or contact us by email at info@directdoorhardware.com.