If there’s anything you should prioritize for your home, it has to be its security. After all, you can only be confident about your family’s safety once your home is properly secured.
In today’s world, crimes, especially residential burglaries, remain rampant. In the U.S., as many as two million home burglaries are reported each year. Of these incidents, nearly 66 percent are classified as break-ins. Thieves use tools such as pry bars, pliers, small hammers and screwdrivers to force open a house’s front door. In cases like this, the best way to deter a criminal from breaking in your own house is to arm your door with the right type of locks.
As far as your home goes, there are a number of great lock options you can choose from to confidently secure your home. Here are a few types you can ask a locksmith in your area to install.
Deadbolts are said to be one of the most durable locks around, since they do not contain any springs. This kind of lock utilizes a metal bolt that slides right into the door jamb. It’s controlled by a latch right within the door and the keyhole located on the outside.
As far as choices go, there are several kinds of deadbolts available in the market today, with single deadbolts being the most common option. It’s characterized by a keyhole on the outside of the door, along with a thumbturn affixed inside. Double deadbolts have key cylinders on both sides of the door, though it lacks a thumbturn.
There’s also the Jimmy proof deadbolt lock, a surface mount typically used on double doors. Here, the deadbolt is designed to interlock with the jamb bracket, making it impossible to remove or pull apart from the outside.
Entry locksets tend to be basic. They are characterized by two doorknobs that can be locked from both outside and inside. Inside, the doorknob can be locked by depressing or turning a small button. Unlocking the doorknob from the outside would require keys.
High Security Locks
One of the most secure locks you can have for your home are high security locks. They are relatively harder to duplicate since they require a signature, photo ID and written consent for the key to be reproduced. Moreover, these locks are drill and pick resistant, thereby deterring burglars from breaking in through your front door.
Take charge of your home’s security now by asking a locksmith to install strong and durable locks. Take note, too, the best type of lock to use would depend on which part of the house you plan on installing it. If you’re unsure on which type to use, you can always consult with your locksmith for their expert recommendations.
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