I put a new lockset on my door would you recommend that I also have a deadbolt installed?
If you have just installed a new lockset on your door, you may be wondering if you will have to install a deadbolt on it or not. The simple answer is yes; you do need it. Deadbolt locks have many advantages that your average latch cannot match up. The deadbolt presents would-be burglars with additional obstacles as they attempt to gain entry to your home, deadbolt installed just call us now today:(212) 776-1005
Why You Need a Deadbolt
The deadbolt is different because it has a solid steel bar that makes it more difficult to gain forced entry into the house. While the ordinary locks can easily be undone with a lock pick or a credit card, the deadbolt can only be opened by retracting the steel bar from the steel plate. Since the only way to retract the bar is with a key, you will have more peace of mind.
Deadbolts come in two principal designs. They can either be a single or double cylinder design. The single cylinder requires a key on the outside and a thumb lock on the inside. The double cylinder has a key slot on both sides. That means that the burglar cannot just break the glass and open the lock.
However, a double cylinder can prevent problems in case of a fire. For this reason, double cylinder locks are banned in some areas. However, you can get around this problem by installed break proof windows.
It has to be combined with a strong Door
The deadbolt will only work as well as the door to which it is attached. If the door and doorjamb are weak, the burglar could just kick in the door. Thus, look for a sturdy door and doorjamb when purchasing your door. Additionally, you will need to choose a deadbolt that is good quality. Ensure that you choose from a brand known for making quality deadbolts. Additionally, you will also need to ensure that your hinges can withstand a relatively enormous amount of force.
If you are thinking of installing a deadbolt lock, you should speak to the excerpts. Our services are available to you whenever you need them. Call us today at (212) 776-1005