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Importance of Lock Installation

Our homes are our most treasured assets and investments and, as such, we make sure that we protect it and make it secure as possible, safe from harm from fires and break-ins. 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. There are two main types of bolts that locksmiths would usually recommend and these are the deadbolts and latch bolts.

There are specific tools that will be required to be able to install a deadbolt lock into the door and one important tool is the hole saw which functions as a tool to bore holes into the door, its size is dependent on the size of the bolt lock that will be installed. Because deadbolts are not spring-loaded nor bevelled, one must operate them manually to lock the doors, while the latch bolts are both spring-loaded and bevelled and help bolts be extended with these features. 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. In addition, some locks are newly designed to withstand great force or damage, such as anti-drill locks or locks with saw resistant bolts. For deadbolts that have saw resistant features, anti-saw pins are placed in it, making it hard for a burglar to saw the deadbolt and for locks where an anti-drill is installed, there are hardened steel chips that are placed within the lock casing to prevent any illegal drilling into the lock to take place.

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