Brink’s has brought something awesome to the table. The push pull rotate door lock.
One might ask what the value of this is until one is standing at the door with the second armload of groceries, without having the family dog running in the street and without having to set fourteen pounds of meat on the doorstep to open the door. With a little hip or elbow bump to the door, you can get into your house. At that moment, you’ll agree that the brill guys at Brinks who dreamed this up deserved the awards they won from last year’s International Builder’s Show.
The entire lockset is made of metal, and, because they’ve incorporated several commercial-quality elements into it, is pick, drill and bump resistant. The adjustable backset can be used on doors with holes for 2-⅜ or 2-¾ backsets and on doors from 1-⅜” to 1-¾” thicknesses.
Even from inside the house, the ease of movement to open the door is phenomenal. If you’re carrying an armful of stuff, you can pull the door open even if you only have a free pinky finger.
You can see a demonstration here.
One of the great things about this lock is that it’s made by Brink’s, the armored car people. Since their entire name is built on trust and security, we’re betting this lock will make the grade.
Be safe, everybody!