Kwikset Smartcode Lever Lock / doorlock - life safety issue

1 382 Willard street, Pembroke, ON, Canada
Contact information:
Phone: 613-732-7039

Electronic door locks with a lever handle are inherently dangerous, with life safety concerns. The interior lever is not disengaged when the latch assembly is locked. This means that a person can exit the house and be locked outside. A vulnerable person, not able to remember or otherwise activate the unlock code, could die from exposure. This is especially dangerous for young children and older persons.
The deadbolt version of electronic locks is not a problem as these must be explicitly unlocked before a person can exit the house.
this also applies to door locks by Yale, Weiser, and Schlage.

recommend that these locks be banned in Canada over life safety concerns.

May 12, 2015

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