About 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.
Choosing for the right lock for one’s house door is the first big step in ensuring for security in one’s home and, therefore, the homeowner must conduct his own research, consult with professional locksmiths to find out which locks are suitable for all his house doors. For exterior doors, the most common standard locks are the deadbolt locks, called technically as Grade 1 Locks by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) which have stronger resistance from strikes of intruders, by as much as 10 strikes against the door, and when it comes to its lifespan, they can exist longer than other commercial locks. There are two main types of bolts that locksmiths would usually recommend and these are the deadbolts and latch bolts.
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.
It is important to also consider the strike plate which comes together with the bolt, whether it be deadbolt or latch bolt that will be used, as a good high-grade type with longer screws can help secure the bolt well into the door. Added features in locks, to help withstand from great force, are locks that are anti-drill or with saw resistance. 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.