Introducing BetterConnected Locks by TownSteel
BetterConnected locks aren’t just better — they’re the best.
TownSteel has the ONLY Grade 1* Interconnected Lock in the market. It’s best to go with the best.
TownSteel offers two BetterConnected Locks, interconnected tubular locks and interconnected mortise locks.
It’s best to go with the best.
Whether you are a specification writer or a major developer looking for interconnected locks, you know that quality is key. Experience shows that settling for less brings trouble in the long run.
BetterConnected Tubular Series
TownSteel’s BetterConnected Tubular Series comes with a unique patented design that provides optimal convenience to users.
Check out our patented E-Genius Tubular Locks. These are a top choice for apartment buildings, senior living communities, and student housing just to name a few. When using the E-Genius, you are able to leave the outside lever unlocked whenever the deadbolt is retracted.
BetterConnected Mortise Series
TownSteels’s BetterConnected Mortise Series offers our patented design that allows you the convenience of locking or unlocking with one single motion of the lever.
Take a look at our patented M-Genius Mortise Locks. This mechanical lock is ideal for residential homes, offices, and commercial spaces. This is the only model in the market that can extend the deadbolt without using a metal key.
What makes BetterConnected better?
Dennis Ma, CEO TownSteel, explains the innovation behind BetterConnected locks.
When asking Dennis Ma, TownSteel’s master inventor, “What makes BetterConnected locks better?”, he explains how important it is to first understand the background of interconnected locks. Dennis reflects back to 2016 when he first designed the e-Genius which revolutionized the interconnected lock and has three patents related to it.
“At the time, we thought that this product was going to be the future because of the USA’s new building code requiring a single motion egress. When the deadbolt is thrown and you want egress from the inside, you simply push down the inside lever and it will retract the latchbolt.”
Today all the interconnected locks on the market are doing what the code asks for but they all operate with the hospitality function only. A good example of the hospitality function is in a hotel where the door is always locked from the outside unless you have a key or a credential to enter.
“This brings us to the BetterConnected series of TownSteel’s locks,” Dennis explains, “We have developed locks for the multi-family market that allow you to use a switch inside of the lock as a triggering point. So whenever the deadbolt is retracted, then the latchbolt stays unlocked.”
He adds, “We are the only ones providing a BetterConnected function where you can keep your door unlocked by not throwing the deadbolt.”
This convenient feature accommodates the practical needs of residents living in multi-family housing. For short trips to take out the trash or get the mail, you don’t need a credential or a key to re-enter. The customers using the e-Genius BetterConnected lock can leave their room and when they return, they don’t need a key, phone, or password to re-enter.
TownSteel’s BetterConnected locks are a safe, convenient, and functional answer to the hypergrowth of today’s multi-family housing.
* Internal Grade 1 ANSI testing complete. Official certification documentation pending.