Protecting your home and belongings is a concern that many tenants and homeowners worry about. One of the most important things in home security is the locks you choose for your doors. However, there are many different types of locks to choose from.
It can be difficult to know which is the best type of lock to choose, locksmiths can provide expert advice on the best type of doors locks to help secure your home. The door and the lock go hand in hand, whilst having a strong lock is important the door itself also need to be sturdy.
The 5 Best Types of Door Locks
There are many different type of door locks to choose from, some of the best and common locks available are:
Deadbolt locks are heavy-duty locks that are separate from the door knob or handle. The deadbolt will usually be positioned so that the bolt pops out of the door and into the wall when it’s latched. This means that when the deadbolt is locked, the door can’t be opened. Deadbolts are tough, but they need to be fitted correctly to ensure they are effective. The strike plate for the deadbolt should also be installed properly to ensure the bolt goes all the way into the hole.
If your door can’t use a deadbolt then a keyed lock could be the best option for you. Keyed locks are commonly found on gliding glass doors and patio doors. Original locks that come with sliding doors tend to wear out and not provide the right type of protection for your home. Keyed locks offer the best protection for sliding doors, especially when they are installed at both the top and bottom of the door.
One of the newest locks on the market is the electronic lock, which doesn’t require the use of a traditional key. Instead many electronic locks use a code via an entry pad, smartphone or a key fob. This option is seen as a high-tech option and gives your home enhanced security. Electronic locks are becoming more popular, especially on new homes, as they are simply more convenient and you don’t need to worry about losing your keys. Locks that are connected to your phone can provide you with information regarding who and when people are entering your home.
Door Handle Locks
Door handle locks are one of the common locks used by people throughout the country. When used in conjunction with options such as deadbolts they can provide a secure locking system. One of the most effective places to use door handle locks is inside the home; this could be on an internal door after your entrance way or on a doorway to the garage.
Combination can either be electronic or mechanical. Mechanical combination locks work through either a push in button or twist dial system. Digital combination locks will typically require a password or pin, similar to how a phone works.
If you’re in need of new locks, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lock Solutions. We can provide expert advice on the best type of lock to choose for your property.