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ADA Lock

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ADA Lock Technical Specifications:

  • Meets & Exceeds ANSI A156.2, Series 4000, Grade 2
  • UL Listed for A-Label, 3 Hour Fire Doors
  • Non-Handed - Completely reversible
  • Meets ADA and ANSI A117.1 accessibility requirements
  • 2 3/4" backset latch with 1 1/8" x 2 1/4" latchface (standard)
  • Stainless steel latchbolt with 1/2" projection
  • Steel, Zinc dichromated chassis for corrosion resistance
  • ANSI A115.2 - Thru-bolted installation
  • 4 3/4" Pressure cast solid zinc levers
  • 3 3/8" Wrought brass rose
  • 4 7/8" x 1 1/4" ASA Strike (standard)
  • 6 pin sold brass cylinder, C keyway with 2 silver nickel keys
  • Cylinder plug face matches lock finish
  • Flat Lever (shown above) 4 other lever styles available
  • US26D, US10B, US3 PVD, US26 PVD finishes available, other finishes available by special order
  • Tested to over 2 million cycles
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Contact us:

Joe Lopez

National Sales Manager

704-728-7108 cell

877-888-0150 fax

ADA Lock:

ADA is a familiar acronym for The American Disabilities Act that the U.S. Congress passed in 1990 and amended in 2008.  In addition to establishing TDD/ telephone relay services, the ADA prohibits discrimination and mandates equal access for persons with disabilities to employment, transportation, state and local government services, public accommodations, and commercial facilities.  The last two on the list are our primary concern at Design Hardware, where our quality locksets help architects, contractors, builders and others comply with ADA requirements in buildings of any kind.

Section 4.13.9 of the ADA addresses door hardware, and it says, “Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.”  That rules out knob handles, so most ADA locks have lever handles.

ADA approved openings are also referred to as “one-step or free egress”, which means that with one push on the lever handle the door opens, whether it’s locked or unlocked.  Our Z series, X series and V series all have this one-step feature.

Our I Series offers even more because it has a deadbolt that’s Interconnected with a lever lock, offering genuine security while allowing ADA approved one-step or free egress.

So, when you’re planning, designing, constructing or renovating public accommodations or commercial facilities, rest assured that our Design Hardware ADA lock meets all ADA and ANSI requirements.  For more about the ANSI lock requirements, we suggest you log onto

For more about our quality ADA locks, read on and notice our lock specifications on the left.  Our 6 pin sold brass cylinder lock comes in a variety of styles and finishes.  Our ADA locks have a wrought brass rose, solid zinc levers and a dichromated chassis to resist corrosion and give you years of dependability.

Every facility listed in the ADA must not only meet ADA requirements but comply with local codes, building use projections, safety regulations and insurance provisions.  And each of those varies, depending on the location of the door.

Contact your nearest Design Hardware representative about meeting those standards, and how our unique door hardware helps you do that simply and affordably.  You’ll find our contact information and much more at

To know more about ADA provisions, we suggest you also visit

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