What are ADA locks?

June 05, 2019

ada compliant locks

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, doors and all their parts, including design has to be specifically constructed. Moreover, ADA compliance required in all the new and old buildings.

For instance, all the locks you have in your office doors should be “ADA compliant locks”, or if you have indicator locks, they have to be “ADA compliant indicator locks".

To assist you in finding the right door lock, we have decided to introduce you to these kinds of locks.

ADA Compliant Locks

As it was said before, ADA compliant locks have to comply with the regulations. Moreover, the lock also has to operate and be designed the same as regular locks. The ADA compliant locks have to be easy to open by one hand, effortless to grab and pinch.

ADA Compliant Indicator Locks

There is also a special kind of the ADA compliant locks – ADA compliant indicator locks. These ADA door locks are useful to have in the public restrooms.

Moreover, some of the ADA compliant bathroom indicator locks have installed the exact sign “Vacant/In-Use”.

ADA Compliant Locks for Privacy

ADA compliant locks also provide privacy. Such door locks also could be called as privacy door locks. They are usually installed in public restrooms.

Yes, it might seem strange to describe and explain the names of the locks. However, it will give you an understanding and your confusion will be evaporated when choosing a door lock: whether it is ADA compliant or restroom door lock.

In sum, it is clearly seen from the article that your future bathroom door lock or regular door lock may include all the important features:

  • to be an ADA compliant;
  • have privacy features;
  • be durable;
  • have a special sign “Vacant/In-Use”

You can check our Catalog and choose the best door locks with all these features.