When it comes time to replace your front door locks, there are certainly some considerations that need to be made. This is especially true since your front door is the main focus as far as your home’s security is concerned. Before you rush to replace your front door lock, First Lock & Security Technologies is here to talk about what you need to consider as you shop for the right choice for your home.
Should Your Front Door Have a Deadbolt?
All of the doors on you home should have a deadbolt lock, but especially the front entrance from the outside of your home to the inside needs to be equipped with one of these ever important security features. A simple locking doorknob isn’t going to give you near the level of security a deadbolt will. The latch on a doorknob isn’t sufficient to resist a break in attempt. Deadbolts will offer you a lot more security as the bolt is not spring loaded, it extends 1 full inch into the frame, and locks in the extended position. Coupled with a steel security strike plate with screws that extend into the structural framing of the door, this will provide the necessary security to resist burglary attempts.
Choose a Quality Front Door Lock
A good rule of thumb when purchasing a new front door lock is quality over brand name. There are many big brand names out there that all tote they are the best. You need to look past the claims and look at the details the locks offer you. The more you look into the security end of things and take into consideration how you are planning to use the lock, you can narrow it down to just the right lock without focusing too much on the lock brand. A professional like First Lock & Security Technologies can help you immensely when it comes to comparing different features.
Consider an Electronic Keyless Door Lock
More and more people are turning to electronic locks to keep their homes safe. There are many instances when electronic locks make the most sense. Businesses that have a lot of employee turnover and rental properties that are constantly turning over tenants may want to turn to electronic locks that don’t require key changes with every employee change or tenant that moves in.
The Most Secure Door Locks Cost More
Many people have to look into the cost of a lock as they have a budget to work with. Something that you should always remember is the fact that high cost is usually associated with the quality and security of the lock. Just make sure that when you put more money towards your lock, that the lock has features that make sense for your needs. You want to make sure you are getting the quality, materials and design features that you feel your home can’t live without and not pay for features you do not need.
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Because your front door is a place that you want to ensure has the highest level of security of any other entrances into your home, it is best to leave new front door lock installation up to the professionals at First Lock & Security Technologies. We will ensure your locks are installed properly and that your door is armed with the security it needs to keep your home safe. Call us today!