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Hi James,

Just found this site and hoping you can answer a simple question.  Just bought a house that has a Titan front door lockset that I want to replace, but when I start looking on the web Schlage keeps coming up.  Was there an acquisition and Titan isn't Titan anymore, and I should look into a different brand?

Thanks much.

Hello John,

Titan was a Kwikset series. The Schlage that keeps coming up may be advertisements.

I'd suggest a Kwikset Grade 2 which you can view here: (some listed are Grade 3, look for a 700 series in the part numbers. Anything with a 400 in the part number is a Grade 3.)

Emtek would also work but Schlage residential locks (F series) are not that great.



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