You lead a busy, hands on life. Between juggling kids, pets and work, you don’t have time to think about all of the bacteria the products you use are exposed to throughout the day, both in your home and outside. On untreated surfaces, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes.

That’s why we partnered with Microban to develop the first door hardware with built-in antimicrobial product protection to help make your homes cleaner. You can have 24/7 protection for your door hardware without lifting a finger.

Now, select Kwikset levers and knobs are equipped with the Microban antimicrobial protection at no additional cost, making your door hardware 99.9% cleaner.

How Does it Work?

The Microban antimicrobial technology is incorporated into the hardware’s finish during the manufacturing process. Microban technology then works around the clock to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the hardware, protecting the knobs or levers you use every day. Microban product protection lasts for the lifetime of the hardware finish and will not wash off or wear away with use. Our hardware with Microban technology stays cleaner and lasts longer than those without the protection.

What Type Of Microorganisms Does Microban Protection Work Against?

Microban technology is effective against most common bacteria that cause stains, odors and product degradation.

Are Antimicrobial Products Safe to Use?

Your safety is our number one concern, even beyond securing your home. Microban technologies are registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) specifically for this use, and our hardware featuring the technology is safe to use. Because the antimicrobial additives are built into our products themselves, use of the product doesn’t directly expose you to the antimicrobial environment in the way that products like disinfectants or liquid antibacterial soaps might. Additionally, Kwikset products never contain triclosan or triclocarban.

Risk assessments by independent scientists, scientific bodies and governmental agencies (including EPA, FDA and regulatory authorities in Europe and Canada) evaluate the impact of antimicrobials on human health and safety, and have consistently reconfirmed the antimicrobial additives at the levels approved for use in consumer products.

Where Can I Buy Kwikset Products with Microban Technology?

Look for the Microban sticker on select Kwikset knobs and levers at your local hardware store.