Most commercial style restrooms have several stalls inside the restroom for privacy. It’s really easy to tell if one of the stalls is occupied by seeing the person’s feet. But in some applications there is one single bathroom and you have to make sure its not being used by knocking on the door or maybe even pushing on the handle to see if it’s locked or not. Sometimes people forget to lock the door – and that isn’t good for anyone. It’s so great and helpful when there are indicators telling you if there is someone using the restroom. You don’t have to knock, or check the door to see if it’s unlocked. The indicators tell you if the room is “in use” or “vacant”. I know there are a lot of different kinds of restroom indicators, but check out the Schlage Restroom Indicator Deadbolt:
You can clearly see that when the deadbolt is in the lock position it will show an “in use” sign in red. When the deadbolt is not being used it will show a green “vacant” sign. This deadbolt also includes and emergency key to be able to unlock the deadbolt from the outside for in case of an emergency.
Available in several finishes such as, satin chrome, polished brass, antique brass, oil rubbed bronze, satin nickel, bright chrome and aged bronze.
The Schlage’s Restroom Indicator deadbolt is very popular on our site and has great reviews (see below)!
This is a great item to use on any restroom door really. I personally think it works best on a door without a locking deadbolt, requiring the user to lock the door to hold the door in place. That way no one will forget to lock the door. But like I said this will work on any commercial restroom door.