About Lock Installation

Having a home is a most cherished goal of anyone as we all look forward to going home to a place where we can have the comforts of living with our family and, therefore, we see to it that part of that comfort living is having a safe and secure place. Therefore, part of keeping one’s home safe is investing in the right and effective lock installation service on one’s household doors, since a professional lock service can ensure for security to function properly.

It is vitally important that the right kind of door locks must be chosen and decided on by a homeowner and, while this may be a tricky process, the homeowner has no choice but make research on which door locks are appropriate for his house doors and conduct consultations, as well, with reputable locksmiths who can help him provide the right information on door locks. The general standard door locks are those prescribed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as Grade 1 Locks for exterior doors, which are specifically deadbolt locks, as they can withstand more resistance to intruders by as much as 10 strikes against the door and has been proven to have a more lifespan than other locks available in the market. Deadbolts and latch bolts are the two main types of bolts which are standard preferences of locksmiths.

Installing a deadbolt lock will make use of the proper tools, one of which is a hole saw to bore holes into the door for the deadbolt lock to be installed, making sure that the holes are properly drilled, because if it is not properly drilled the door may be damaged. Basically, deadbolts are not spring-loaded nor are they bevelled, therefore, to use them the homeowner must operate manually to make a thumb-turn to lock the door, while latch bolts are spring-loaded, as well as bevelled, which keep the bolts extended. When it comes to the distance of extension of the bolts, the deadbolt has a longer bolt extension of 1 inch to the strike plate compared to a latch bolt which can extend to just about 1/2 inch, which makes the deadbolt more useful for situations when brute force is used against the door as it is more resistant to force due to its extension span.

With respect to strike plates, which are part of the lock feature, it is best to secure a high grade type which is reinforced with longer screws so that the bolt is deeply set into the door. It is also important to choose additional features in your chosen locks, one that is either anti-drill locks or with saw resistant bolts. In specifically designed deadbolts that are saw resistant, they have anti-saw pins installed in it, to make it difficult to saw the deadbolt and for anti-drill locks, hardened steel chips are installed within the lock casing to prevent any form of drilling to take place to put damage to the lock.

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