Can anyone help me with terminology to describe two different types of functioning in a door lock. (Please note, I am not talking about a lock that is broken.)
My front door and my back door both have regular old fashioned doorknobs which take a regular old fashioned key. No fancy computerized digital button pushing, no "smart-lock", etc...
When you come in the back door, twisting the key in the lock unlocks it, and then you come inside. If you close the door subsequently, it stays unlocked until you deliberately lock it again.
However, when you come in the front door, the key opens the door, but does not unlock it. The door remains locked until you deliberately unlock it from the inside (with the little twist-button). I feel this makes it much easier to lock yourself out of the house.
I think, but not 100% positive, that both of these locks are made by Schlage. I need to buy a new exterior doorknob, and I would like to get the kind that unlocks when you turn the key in the lock (like my current back door).
I don't even know how to ask for this at the hardware store because I don't know what those 2 different types of locks are called. I cannot seem to get any answers from internet because all I get are helpful suggestions for dealing with a lock that isn't functioning the way it is supposed to.