3 Things to Know Before Buying a Lock and Pull Handle Combination Kit

If you are replacing locks on your doors in your home, for your business, or on storage lockers and safes, then you have several options to choose from. One of the options is to go with a lock and pull handle combination kit. These kits are available at most hardware and home improvement stores in several options ranging from traditional to high-tech models. Before you buy one of these kits for self-installation, consider the following three things you should know.

Smartphone Pull Handle Options

When you first begin to look for a lock and pull handle combination kit, you will notice options that are smartphone connected. These options have locks and systems that connect to your smartphone tablet, phone, and other devices. They allow you to change the keyless entry system from your phone app. They also allow you to open the lock remotely if necessary or to see an image of the door or safe depending on the locking system. These can be installed by most locksmiths and in some cases as a DIY project. The kits come with the pull handle, the locking system, and the manual backup such as a traditional key lock option.

Kit Inclusions

You need to know what to expect in the kit that you purchase. For example, if you are going for a keyless entry system with pull handles as an option, then you need to look for kits that include all of the components for the electrical keyless system as well as the pull handle hardware. This may include the keyless entry pad, the screws, wires, and possibly some sealant and insulation depending on the scale of the system. If you are going with a traditional lock with pull handles, then you will need the hardware, screws, and sealant for between the handle connection and doors. If the kit does not include these items, you may need to continue looking for a fully inclusive kit, especially if you will be doing the install yourself.

Warranty Issues

Some of the pull handles and lock kits will have a warranty option to them. If something should go wrong and the system needs to be replaced, the warranty will cover it. However, some of the warranty options require that the system be installed by a locksmith. This is to ensure that the failure of the locking system is not on the part of user installation issues and is something that is due to electrical failure or other outside issue. Make sure to read the warranty issue completely before settling on an option.

These are only three of the things you should know about buying a lock and pull handle combination kit set from your local hardware store. If you are ready to make the upgrades to your doors, storage lockers, or safes, you may want to consider visiting a locksmith for advice and options. They also sell kits and can help you with the best ones for your needs.