Why have Deadbolt Locks Installed?
Deadbolt locks installed on exterior doors of your home is essential to lowering your chances of having a break-in.
More than 60% of the homes burglarized each year in the United States involve a forced entry, where a door is forced or kicked open. A deadbolt lock provides a much stronger level of protection against forced entries than the usual pin tumbler lock found inside most doorknobs.
What are the Benefits of Deadbolt Locks?
A deadbolt lock offers you some of the best protection available from forced entry. Holder’s Total Security can handle the complete installation for you. Help make your home your fortress.
Regular locks can be quickly broken with a tool like a crowbar or with tactics like “lock bumping” or picking. A deadbolt lock is almost impossible to defeat with these measures.
Deadbolts require a much longer time to break due to their physical strength and density. This lowers the chances that an intruder will continue trying to enter your home. In short, the more difficult you make it to break into your home, the more likely an intruder will be to just move on to an easier target.
How does a Deadbolt Lock Work?
A hardened steel deadbolt lock is one of the most effective and widely available deadbolt options. Essentially, the deadbolt sticks fully inside a hole in the doorjamb. The doorjamb itself is secured by a metal striking plate, screwed to the door frame studs. That is rock solid.
A single deadbolt requires a key to open it from the outside and a twist lock on the inside, allowing it to be unlocked from the inside without a key.
Double cylinder deadbolts offer more security than single cylinder deadbolts when used to lock doors that have glass windows. Or, doors that are positioned near a window. This is because an intruder can easily break the glass and reach in to twist the lock on a single deadbolt lock. A double deadbolt requires a key to unlock both the exterior and interior of the lock.
Extra Safety Precautions are Necessary
Please keep in mind, when installing a double deadbolt additional caution will be required to ensure the safety of your family. A double deadbolt may create a serious problem in an emergency should the key not be readily available, like during a fire when a quick exit is necessary.
Therefore, if you have a double cylinder deadbolt, make sure the inside key is kept nearby and confirm that everyone in your home knows its exact location. Additionally, if your door has windows or is near a window, the key should not be left in the lock or be visible through the window. An intruder could easily reach it by breaking a window and use the key to unlock the door from the inside.
11 tips from dailyhomesafety.com
- Reinforce your deadbolt strike plate
- Install a heavy-duty, high-quality deadbolt
- Reinforce your door frame and hinges
- Use a keyless door lock
- Add a horizontal security bar
- Install a strike plate lock
- Protect door windows with security film or grille
- Make sure you have a door with a solid core
- Install a door barricade
- Get a video doorbell or a security camera
- Use motions sensor lights
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Holder’s Total Security can install deadbolt locks for you!
At Holder’s Total Security we carry a wide range of deadbolts to fit your needs. For example, if you need to replace a worn-out deadbolt, or if you have recently remodeled and need a certain color, or if just want to upgrade your existing hardware to High Security Bump Proof locks, we can do it ALL for you.
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