Whether you’re renovating your home or just looking for replacement locks for your home, there are a lot of things to consider.
Do you live in a neighborhood that’s prone to break-ins? Perhaps you’re just taking precautions but you don’t know what kind of door locks to buy.
Regardless of your reasoning for new door locks, you want to find one that is not only aesthetically pleasing for the face of your home but also secure. And, did you know that different types of locks for your doors are available?
In this article, we’re discussing the different types of door locks and how they can work to protect you and your family. Keep reading to learn more.
Types of Door Locks
The main thing to look out for when purchasing new door locks is a deadbolt. The common key-in-knob variety will work, but it can easily be opened with just a credit card!
Make sure to install a lock that has a 1-inch long deadbolt with a reinforced metal strike box that adheres to the frame. You should use 3-inch long mounting screws to install the strike box.
Any of the following three types of door locks should maintain safety in your home.
Standard Door Lock
Standard door locks can protect your home for a fraction of the cost of other different types of door locks. These locks are built to withstand picking and kicking-in but may not prevent a burglar from drilling. This means a potential intruder could drill through the lock when you’re not home.
If you’re going with a standard door lock, make sure to use the deadbolt, too.
High-Security Door Lock
A high-security door lock is just that, high-security. These types of locks are built to withstand picking, kicking-in, and drilling.
In some cases, you can customize a high-security lock to meet your needs such as securing multiple doors. You can also re-key high-security locks saving money in the long term if you lose your keys.
A high-security door lock will cost you more but overall the benefits are worth it.
Connected Door Lock
Also known as a Smart Door Lock, connected door locks work similarly to a regular door lock, with added security.
This type of door lock sometimes requires a key to get in and OUT of your door, meaning you’ll need to keep a key closeby indoors at all times. Otherwise, you can use them without keys at all, also known as a keyless entry.
These locks are built to withstand break-ins from picking and kicking-in but a drill might get through.
Keeping your home secure boils down to the door locks you use. If you want to keep intruders out, you need to invest in a door lock that will prevent them from getting in.
Of course, your doors have locks on them anyway, so why not ensure that they’re strong enough to protect your family? You can find different types of door locks ranging from $30 for a standard lock to about $200 for a connected or high- security door lock. Spending a little extra on this minor home improvement will ease your peace of mind.
Keep these tips in mind when you go shopping for new door locks and keep your home safe. If you have questions or need service relating to current or new door locks on your home, contact us.