Locks are predominantly used as a safety mechanism for your home and office. Unfortunately, not all locks are as secure as others. For this reason, different lock styles have evolved, each with advantages and disadvantages.
The deadbolt lock has almost become a standard for doors because a high-quality professionally installed deadbolt is a safe bet for your security.
Deadbolts provide a safer door
Deadbolt locks considerably reduce the chance of intruders breaking into your place through the door. According to FBI statistics, about 60 percent of 2.1 million burglaries in 2012 involved forced entry. Deadbolt locks offer a greater degree of protection as compared to a doorknob’s pin tumbler lock.
Deadbolts offer a unique locking mechanism
A deadbolt is supposed to have a steel bolt that extends into the doorjamb and strike plate of a door jamb.
Deadbolts offer greater protection than spring latch locks
Deadbolt locks provide a much higher level of protection when compared with spring latch locks. If installed correctly, the deadbolt is difficult to bump, jimmy, or pick.
Deadbolts come in various styles
Deadbolt locks usually come in three different forms. Single cylinder deadbolts have a keyhole on the exterior side and a thumb lock on the interior side. These are the ones most commonly used. Double cylinder deadbolts require a key for locking and unlocking on both the exterior and the interior sides. Then, there are key-less cylinder deadbolts which can be opened by a fingerprint scan or password and can be closed with a button or knob. Depending upon your specific requirements, you can choose the most suitable lock for your home or office.
Deadbolts discourage intruders
As deadbolt locks are hard to mess with, intruders are often left discouraged in their attempt to overpower them and break into your home or office. The more difficult something is to overcome, the higher the risk of discovery becomes.
With over 23 years of experience in the locksmith industry, A1 Locksmith of the Palm Beaches has become the leading authority for various kinds of locksmith services and products in West Palm Beach. Contact us to purchase a high-quality deadbolt and installation services or to get information about other locksmith services and products.