Always locked front door knob
March 29, 2009 6:35 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a front door lock or doorknob that stays locked even after you've opened the door.
posted by fnerg to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basically, I'm forgetful, and I forget to lock the front door. I'd like something that removes the choice. The door should stay locked, even after opening it with the key. Home Depot only sells incredibly ugly storage room door handles that are completely inappropriate for the front door, but do what I want. Rejuvenation Hardware has incredibly expensive, very pretty front door handles with a "day latch" mode, as they put it that does exactly what I want.
1) Is there an actual word for what I'm looking for? I'm not even sure how to google it at the moment. (The phrase "day latch" gets me nothing.)
2) Is there some sort of middle ground, price-wise between $40 at home depot, and $600 at Rejuvenation?