Handle set like 40-034K that locks automatically?
A handy person from Florida says:
January 27, 2012
I am looking for a mechanism like the 40-034K for an outside screen door to a pool area. I would like the mechanism to lock from the outside without having to lock it with the key. A pool service person comes in through the door to an enclosed pool area which has a locking screen door. Sometimes he forgets to lock it again once he leaves, so I was looking for a mechanism that was always locked from the outside and, thus, locks automatically when it is is closed.
Dave from SWISCO responded:
January 30, 2012
I'm sorry, but unfortunately there aren't any modern storm door locks that are made to lock automatically when closed. This is because many home owners would find that they accidentally locked themselves out of their own homes! You might be able to find an older model in a "mom and pop" style hardware store, but aside from that I am not sure what you can do.