Since the U.S. patent for the doorknob was awarded in 1878, Americans have rotated door handles open trillions of times. Finally, an advancement in door handle technology has arrived to make opening any door in the home as easy as pushing or pulling on the knob.
This summer, the Brinks Home Security® brand of door handles, produced by Hampton Products, is introducing a new line of Push-Pull-Rotate® knobs and levers that enable people to open their doors even when their hands are full. With an elbow, a hip or even a single finger, homeowners can push or pull open their doors without having to set down their groceries, their toddlers or their mobile phones.
“Americans have been turning knobs the same way for 135 years. The Brinks Home Security engineers have created an easier way for busy families to simply push or pull their way through a door, saving time and effort, and enabling people to literally open doors with their hands full,” said Julie Ernest, senior director, door hardware, Hampton Products. “Whether you’re carrying groceries or your hands are dirty from working in the yard, the Push-Pull-Rotate knobs and levers make it easy to open the door.”
Available exclusively at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores and on Lowes.com, the Push-Pull-Rotate line of door handles are constructed with thoughtful design features to deliver a durable product while maintaining a stylish look and feel. A full selection of styles, functions and finishes, including satin nickel and polished brass, are available. Knobs and levers are for both interior and exterior doors, with matching deadbolts providing a high level of security.
Push-Pull-Rotate knobs and levers feature durable, all-metal construction with cylindrical chassis, as well as hidden screws for enhanced appearance. The locks feature classic architectural styling and 33 percent larger roses to cover blemishes left on the door by an old lock. Additionally, flat areas on the surface of the knobs and levers allow for maximum comfort when pushing.
“The Push-Pull-Rotate knobs and levers offer homeowners more flexibility and convenience, while still preserving the traditional rotate method that your guests are familiar with,” said Ernest. “At the same time, security is the cornerstone of our business and a top priority in the development of the Push-Pull-Rotate product line.”
All Push-Pull-Rotate keyed products meet ANSI Grade 2 standards with heavy-duty construction, are pick-resistant, bump-resistant, drill-resistant, and are equipped with an anti-pry shield for the highest level of security. Installation is simple: Busy homeowners can install the knobs in minutes using only a Phillips screwdriver. Each come with a lifetime warranty for defects in material or workmanship.
The Push-Pull-Rotate knobs and levers are priced from $24.97 for basic interior door knobs to $54.97 for an exterior door handle and deadbolt set. An expansion beyond Lowe’s stores is anticipated for 2014.
Hampton Products International is a leading innovator of security hardware and accessory products. Located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., Hampton has provided outstanding products and service for its customers for more than 30 years under the Brinks Home Security and other licensed and private label brand names.