Traditionally, deadbolts have been the standard for home locks. They are most ideal for the best security and safety and should be used on all exterior doors. Whether in combination form with a knob handle or to be added to the door for extra security. There are many different types and levels of deadbolt locks available. Many have a longer strike, which means the strike bar will go farther into the frame of the door. Also, deadbolts have many new features available these days.
New State of the Art Smart Key Locks
A smart lock is an electromechanical lock which is designed to perform locking and unlocking operations on a door when it receives instructions from an authorized device using a wireless signal.
Smart Key re-key technology provides you the flexibility to re-key your locks yourself. This can be done quickly and easily without removing them from your door. This is a great option if you’ve lost a house key or had trades in to do work and as well for a rental income suit or a rental house. Smart re-key locks can be rekeyed as many times as needed but require the current functional key to do it. If this key is lost you can take the lock to a home improvement retailer or an authorized locksmith and have it reset.
Keypad locks are convenient for easy home entry for residence and great for security, but often the code may be forgotten by family members and someone gets locked out. Manual key access on these types of locks in the case of a dead battery or power outage is needed. Leaving a key with a trusted neighbor is suggested to avoid a house lockout.
Garage Door Locks
Often locks on your garage doors are overlooked but they should not be. Checking your overhead garage door to make sure the lock engages when closed, is suggested. There are many new types of locks on the market today made specifically for extra security on an overhead garage door. It’s a good idea to make sure the pedestrian door to the garage has a deadbolt lock on it.
Lastly, don’t forget about your windows, depending on the type of window you may need to use added locks and particularly on a sliding door. These days there is a trick that is used to dislodge the wood jam on sliding doors. A keyed lock for sliding doors is ideal.