About Lock Installation
Having a home is a most cherished goal of anyone as we all look forward to going home to a place where we can have the comforts of living with our family and, therefore, we see to it that part of that comfort living is having a safe and secure place. Therefore, part of keeping one’s home safe is investing in the right and effective lock installation service on one’s household doors, since a professional lock service can ensure for security to function properly.
It is a homeowner’s responsibility to take the initiative to make research as to which locks are right for his house doors, as well as make consultation with professional locksmiths with respect to assisting him choose the right kind of locks. For exterior doors, the most common standard locks are the deadbolt locks, called technically as Grade 1 Locks by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) which have stronger resistance from strikes of intruders, by as much as 10 strikes against the door, and when it comes to its lifespan, they can exist longer than other commercial locks. Deadbolts and latch bolts are the two main types of bolts which are standard preferences of locksmiths.
Aside from a drill tool, a hole saw for boring holes into the door will be required to install a deadbolt lock for exterior doors, such that the size of the hole saw which will be used must be according to the size of the bolt lock that will be installed. Because deadbolts are not spring-loaded nor bevelled, one must operate them manually to lock the doors, while the latch bolts are both spring-loaded and bevelled and help bolts be extended with these features. The deadbolt is the more preferred lock when compared to latch bolt as the deadbolt can extend its bolt up to 1 inch within the stike plate, while the latch bolt can only extend to 1/2 inch, and the advantage of being able to extend the bolt longer is useful to instances when brute force is used against the door, to which the deadbolt is more resistant due to its longer extension span.
With respect to strike plates, which are part of the lock feature, it is best to secure a high grade type which is reinforced with longer screws so that the bolt is deeply set into the door. In addition, some locks are newly designed to withstand great force or damage, such as anti-drill locks or locks with saw resistant bolts. For deadbolts that have saw resistant features, anti-saw pins are placed in it, making it hard for a burglar to saw the deadbolt and for locks where an anti-drill is installed, there are hardened steel chips that are placed within the lock casing to prevent any illegal drilling into the lock to take place.