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Montara Two-Point Locking Single Cylinder Handlet Exterior Only

Model: 553MNH LIP 11P SMT

Function: One Piece Handleset with Single Cylinder Deadbolt, Exterior Only

Enjoy increased security and easy fit with the Montara handleset. 2 points of locking, on the deadbolt and the handleset, provide double the security. And the adjustable through bolt at the bottom of the handleset allows for easy installation and provides you peace of mind knowing that it will adjust to fit the bottom hole in your door. With the arched design, the Montara handleset will add both security and style to your front door.
Available through Special Order at a Home Improvement Retailer or through Wholesale and Distribution Partners
 
  • 2-Point Locking for Increased Security
  • New Easy Fit Technology – Adjusts to Fit the Hole in Your Door
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Certified Security
  • Featuring SmartKey® Re-key Technology. The lock you can re-key yourself in seconds
  • Patented side locking bar technology offers improved security by protecting against lock bumping, an attack technique used to defeat conventional pin & tumbler locks.
  • Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty
  • Interior pack sold separately. Please see printed catalog for all available Signature Series interior packs.
  • Do not use prints made from this website to mark distances.
    Due to individual printers, dimensions on installation instructions may not print at an accurate scale.

  • Kwikset products are backed by one of the most comprehensive warranty programs available. You can feel confident that with the purchase of Kwikset you have selected the best quality product, backed by the best customer service available.

    This product comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty to the original residential user of Kwikset against defects in material and workmanship as long as the original user occupies the residential premises upon which the product was originally installed. One year electronic warranty. This warranty DOES NOT COVER scratches; abrasions; deterioration due to the use of paints, solvents or other chemicals; abuse; misuse; or product(s) used in commercial applications. Upon return of a defective product to Kwikset Corporation, Kwikset may repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price. Kwikset is not liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. If a mechanical or finish defect occurs, please call 1-800-327-LOCK (5625) in the U.S. and Canada or return it to Kwikset Corporation, Consumer Services, 19701 Da Vinci, Lake Forest, CA 92610. For customers outside of the U.S. and Canada, claims under this warranty must be made only to either the place of purchase or to the listed importer.

    Consumer Services
    19701 Da Vinci
    Lake Forest, CA 92610
    1-800-327-LOCK
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  • Montara Two-Point Locking Single Cylinder Handleset, Exterior Only in Venetian Bronze is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great look and feel I bought this set but did not use the included upper deadbolt. I purchased the 909 smartcode electronic deadbolt in the same finish (wish they sold them as a set). It was the perfect fit for my family. I have the security of having 2 locks, yet the ease of just using the top 909 smartcode electronic deadbolt when my kids are going in and out of the house all day long (read my review on the 909). My wife likes the finish and the feel of the Handleset. Installation was easy and the awesome addition of smartkey and the anti lock bumping feature is a huge piece of mind. I've recommended this product combination to my neighbors who have kids. I've had the Handleset for about 2 years now and it's held up well to kids and the elements.
    Date published: 2015-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Sturdy Nice lock. easy to change the lock for the new keys.
    Date published: 2015-02-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handsome Easy to install, looks elegant. Only downside is the actual locking mechanism. The little center part of the inside knob is difficult to turn with just your fingertips. All the other Kwikset door locks in our house operate easily. Because of the complexity of this locking mechanism you are turning a lot of "stuff" in the internal lock mechanism with only your fingertips. Guess I need to start doing finger exercises! I can imagine someone with hand arthritis would have a great deal of difficulty with this.
    Date published: 2014-11-19
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  • I would like two replace a Shelburne handle with the Montara exterior only 553 MNH LIP 15 SMT.  Will it work without any changes to the door?  Does the right hand part set # 967 LL RH 15 SMT work with this?  Thanks

    Asked by: Dave1000
    Hello Dave1000,the Shelburne does not have a locking mechanism on the bottom handle set. The bottom interior and exterior will need to be changed so that the interior and exterior are compatible with each other.You will need to order Kwikset model # 978LL RH 15 SMT. As per the description the Montara has a locking mechanism in the handle set as well as the deadbolt.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-08-31

    My last question was not answered. I wish to know the distance from the center of the deadbolt to the very bottom of the deadbolt, the distance from the center of the hole for the handle to the very top of the handle, to find the space in between.

    Asked by: David in Superior
    Hello David in Superior,The link below will show you the measurements that Kwikset has for this lock. We apologize that we do not have any other measurements.http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/content/BDHHI/montara-specificationsThank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-08-13

    How do we find "all available Signature Series interior packs"? I see references in the questions below, but cannot locate these items on your website. In particular, does the inside Tustin lever have a twist lock like the inside of the bathroom door?

    Asked by: David in Superior
    Hello David in Superior,Thank you for your interest in the Kwikset Montara handle set. The interior compatible Signature series models for this lock is model series # 978 with the Cameron, circa, Juno Lido Tustin or Cove model in Tuscan Bronze. The interior packs for all of the compatible models have a twist lock like the inside of the bathroom door.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-08-13

    What is the distance between the very bottom of the deadbolt and the very top of the handleset, assuming the standard 5.5" spacing "B" on the bore holes? Our front door is slightly less than the standard, need to know if enough room.

    Asked by: David in Superior
    Hello David in Superior,The center to center spacing between the 2 holes is 5.5". This is the standard, that will allow installation of all handle sets and deadbolts. The measurement is from the center of the bore hole to the center of the bore hole.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-08-12

    Do you have inactive handleset to match this model? If yes, how much & what is the leadtime for delivery?

    Asked by: Clara
    Hello,Thank you for your interest in the Montara handle set. This model does not have an inactive set. However, you can purchase another active set and eliminate the latch.For the most up to date pricing and availability please visit your local home improvement special order counter or our Where to Buy page: http://www.kwikset.com/where-to-buy.aspxThank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-08-03

    The "C" distance shows 9 1/8".  The existing holes at our house is 8 1/2".  Do you have something to cover the existing hole on the bottom?

    Asked by: Nick Naik
    Hello Nick Naik,Kwikset does not manufacture a 8-1/2 center to center. Please view the follow specification list for a approximate suitable fit.http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/content/BDHHI/specificationsThank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-06-22

    How do I find an exact replacement for an old Kwikset handset that has 11" center for outer handset? The Home Depot replacement I bought has 9 11/16" center...don't want ugly holes and patching on my front door.

    Asked by: Geno
    Hello Geno,Kwikset model series # 800AN is the only Kwikset handle set that has an 11" center to center measurement.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-06-15

    Can I get the cameron knob with the montara or can I buy a cameron knob & switch it? Would it also have to be keyed?

    Asked by: jag
    Hello jag,The Kwikset Montara interior pack must be ordered with the model series #978 and your desired knob. Purchasing a keyed entry knob and switching it will not allow the compatibility for both knob and handle set.Thank you,Kwikset Support
    Answered by: Wendy F
    Date published: 2015-06-01
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