Importance of Lock Installation
Our homes are our most treasured assets and investments and, as such, we make sure that we protect it and make it secure as possible, safe from harm from fires and break-ins. 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. Usually, locksmiths would prefer either of these two main types of bolts: deadbolts or latch bolts.
Installing a deadbolt lock will make use of the proper tools, one of which is a hole saw to bore holes into the door for the deadbolt lock to be installed, making sure that the holes are properly drilled, because if it is not properly drilled the door may be damaged. 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. Added features in locks, to help withstand from great force, are locks that are anti-drill or with saw resistance. 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.