How a Deadbolt Can Improve Security

27 Mar

How a Deadbolt Can Improve Security

When it comes to improving home security, you will be faced with a lot of options. From installing alarm systems, CCTV cameras or buying guard dogs. However, the first step is ensuring that your front door is fortified with the right type of lock. After all, the first line of defense to every home is the locks on the front door.

That is why most homeowners depend on deadbolts to secure their homes. They prefer installing deadbolts on the exterior door because it is proven that deadbolts give burglars a tough time penetrating. Apart from having confidence in your security when you install deadbolts, there are other ways deadbolts can improve your safety.

It Offers Reliability and Superior Protection

The makeup of deadbolts gives it an advantage over other locks. It is designed with a hardened steel bolt that is extended into the doorjamb. When in the locking position, the strike plate of the deadbolt also penetrates in the doorframe to give the door extended protection. The strength of materials used in manufacturing the deadbolt helps it to reduce force entry to a reasonable extent.

However, for a deadbolt to give you the required protection, you must allow an experienced locksmith to perform the installation. This way, the locksmith will extend the steel bolt into the socket on the doorjamb. Also during installation, the locksmith should reinforce the socket or hole with a metal strike plate.

Yes, the deadbolt is exceptionally strong and resistant to forceful entry. However, a well-installed deadbolt will significantly fortify your security and reduce your chances of becoming a burglary victim. For a proper installation of the deadbolt lock, contact the experts at A&A Aventura Pro Locksmith. The reliability of your security is more important to us than the gains of delivering the service.

Deadbolts Provide Different Options to the Homeowner

Though deadbolts offer a variety of options to the users, the popular ones are the single-cylinder and a double-cylinder deadbolt. The single-cylinder deadbolt is way more durable when compared to the ordinary cylinder locks. You can open it using a twist knob from the inside and use a key from the outside.

There are different types of deadbolts, but the most common one is the single-cylinder deadbolt that has a twist knob on the inside to open and close, and a key on the outside. The other kind of deadbolt is the double-cylinder. Though it offers more security, it is not as popular as single-cylinder deadbolts. It is recommended for sliding glass doors, pivot and stacking doors. With the double cylinder deadbolt, it becomes difficult for any invader to break the glass or have access to the thumb turn.

Depending on your purpose, we recommend the single cylinder deadbolt for exterior doors and use the other type for glass doors.

Deadbolts are Difficult to Pick

Deadbolts are more reliable when it comes to keeping your family and possessions safe. While burglars can simply pick other tumbler locks, deadbolts have long, hardened steel that makes them nearly impossible to pick. If you need proper installation of deadbolts or you want an experienced locksmith for lock replacement, call the experts at A&A Aventura Pro Locksmith.

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