Designer style and superior security with this Kwikset Signature Series™ product
For use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed
round corner, square corner, and drive-in collar
Latch has adjustable backset 2-3/8" to 2-3/4" to fit all standard door preparations|Includes full lip round strike
Microban Antimicrobial product protection keeps door hardware 99.9% cleaner than unprotected surfaces
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Reviews and Q&As
I just installed this Prescott Front Door Handle today. It took about 30 minutes to replace my old entry doorknob (I'm very methodical, most people would take only 20 minutes or so). My goal was to replace the locking doorknob with a non-locking handle in preparation for installing a Smart Home deadbolt like the Kwikset Halo Touch Wi-Fi Fingerprint Smart Lock. I opted for an entry handle because I could not find any entry knobs that don't have a locking cylinder. Having a smart deadbolt with a knob that still requires manual locking/unlocking wasn't desirable for me. Interior passage knobs/latches aren't substantial enough to securely keep a front door latched shut, nor handle the weather. Thus, I opted for this handle and am glad I did!
What pleases me about this Front Door Handle:
It is unexpectedly sturdy and substantial - it exudes quality.
It really looks nice! It looks better than a knob (see photos).
Easy installation (see below for more thoughts).
Most impressively, my front door simply operates better! The door shuts snuggly with a solid "kerplunk." The improved latch mechanism fixed an alignment problem I had with the old knob. Previously I had to press on the interior of the door to operate the deadbolt latch. With the improved latching of this new handle, the deadbolt operation is smooth as silk! So, the door shuts tighter, in alignment, and the handle operates smoothly from both the interior and exterior. This handle is simply better than I expected in every way!
The kit comes with all the needed hardware and very clear instructions. The template was especially important, since a new 7/16" hole must be drilled through the door (when replacing a knob). There is a pretty good adjustable tolerance built in, so the handle is likely to fit for those replacing an older handle of different dimensions where an extra hole already exists in the door.
A couple reviewers on Amazon mentioned problems with the Allen screw. The Allen screw is used to keep the interior handle attached to the interior base (it also must be loosened to access the base for initial installation). While the Allen screw is important and required for door operation, it is not a significant force-bearing component. I can't fathom why this screw would be stuck/jammed during the manufacturing process, but my advice is to open the kit and check the interior handle to make sure the Allen screw can be easily turned by the included Allen wrench/key. If it can't be, don't even start installation - contact Kwikset.