Are you planning to rekey locks and replace a deadbolt? Rekeying all your exterior locks is a great idea if you feel that someone has unauthorized access to one of your keys, or you have had a break-in recently. What about replacing your deadbolt? Below, First Lock & Security Technologies outlines some important considerations when replacing a deadbolt in your home or business premises.
Can You Replace Just the Deadbolt or Do You Need a Whole New Door?
Replacing a deadbolt is usually to increase security, but if your existing door is flimsy or compromised in any way, a new, heavy-duty deadbolt may not be enough to prevent future break-ins. Before having a new deadbolt installed, it is important to thoroughly inspect and carefully analyze your door. Consider whether it is sturdy enough to prevent intruders from breaking in. If not, be sure to replace the door with a stronger model made of steel or solid wood and then schedule installation of your deadbolt.
Will The New Deadbolt Work on Your Door?
Whether you are keeping your existing door or replacing it with a new one, an important consideration is whether or not your new deadbolt will work on your door. There are some mechanics involved, and purchasing a deadbolt that is not compatible with your door design is simply a waste of money. At First Lock & Security Technologies, we sometimes receive calls from individuals who have tried to install a deadbolt but did not fully understand the mechanical aspects involved and ended up damaging their door or simply could not finish the job. Rather than repair any damage done by trying to install an incompatible deadbolt yourself, we would rather help you find the right model in the first place and professionally install it for you correctly the first time! If you have already purchased a deadbolt but are not sure if it will work on your door, save time and money by giving us a call first. We will let you know if the deadbolt you purchased is right for your door, or we should supply a replacement product to install instead, if you wish.
Which is Better; Mechanical or Electrical Deadbolt Locks?
In our automated world today, it is no surprise that deadbolts come in both the traditional mechanical style and the more contemporary electronics variation. Many people enjoy the convenience and additional features that an electrical deadbolt offers such as the ability to access your electronic deadbolt through a numeric keypad or smartphone rather than a key. However, for many other home and business owners, the generally more affordable standard mechanical deadbolt is still the best solution for their premises.
How Do You Measure for a New Deadbolt?
Whatever type of deadbolt you decide to have installed, careful measurements will need to be taken to ensure the products and parts you are purchasing will fit correctly on your door and doorframe. It is best to take plenty of measurements of your door and doorway to ensure you are buying a compatible deadbolt. Again, our locksmiths at First Lock & Security Technologies can assist in making sure the deadbolt you purchase is a good fit for your home or commercial premises.
Is the Aesthetics of the Door Important to You?
Obviously, safety and security are the most important considerations of a replacement deadbolt. But do looks matter to you? If they do, you will be pleased to know there are many deadbolt options available that give you the security you are needing while also looking great.
Can You Install a Deadbolt Yourself?
Many people have tried to replace their deadbolt themselves, only to end up damaging the locks and bolts they purchased, and sometimes even compromising their doors. If you live in the Silicon Valley and doubt your abilities, or just do not have the knowledge or time, or you want to be sure it is done right the first time, call First Lock & Security Technologies. We will send a qualified locksmith out to complete the installation correctly for you.
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First Lock & Security Technologies has been serving the Silicon Valley region of California for over 40 years! Our locksmiths can handle any type of lock-related job with speed and efficiency and we will be happy to install your new deadbolt for you. Whether you need residential or commercial service, we are here for you. Give us a call today for any locksmith services you may need, whether routine or urgent!