One of the more affordable locks that reduce burglary is the deadbolt style lock. Well over half of the burglaries in the U.S. are forced entries. Hence, to protect your home, it is best to use a lock that can handle blunt force. A deadbolt does just that. Best Locksmith installs deadbolts for residential and commercial customers to add another layer of security to their entry points. Are you thinking of using a deadbolt? Here are some additional reasons why they are highly recommended.
Most advise the use of deadbolts because they offer more protection than doorknob tumbler locks. Why? Here’s why:
- The strike plate of a deadbolt is secured by 3-inch screws (some homeowners use longer screws) that are embedded in the door threshold studs.
- The sliding bolt within the lock is comprised of steel.
- Since the bolt extends into the door jam, it creates a strong resistance to force entries.
Types of Deadbolt Locks
There are two major types of deadbolts—single bolt and double bolt. Single bolt types have a knob on one side and a key-activated lock on the opposite side. Double bolts require a key on both sides. Each lock style has its advantages and disadvantages. When we install deadbolts, we take note of the intended setup and alert you to any problems with security. It should be noted that double bolts do make it difficult to escape in emergencies like fires. Therefore, many keep the key nearby to offset this danger.
Due to their design, deadbolts make forced entries much more difficult for criminals. Based on this and their price, they make an excellent choice for residential and commercial doors. Do you need help with the installation of a deadbolt or would you like a second opinion? If so, Best Locksmith is here to help. Our team is available in Allen, Arlington, Coppell, Carrollton, Highland Park, Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine, Garland, Irving, Flower McKinney, Mound, Plano, Richardson, and University Park.