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Importance of Lock Installation
A homeowner’s prized asset and valuable investment is a home that is well-maintained and kept secured and safe from any untoward events, like unexpected robbery or fires. 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 vitally important that the right kind of door locks must be chosen and decided on by a homeowner and, while this may be a tricky process, the homeowner has no choice but make research on which door locks are appropriate for his house doors and conduct consultations, as well, with reputable locksmiths who can help him provide the right information on door locks. The general standard door locks are those prescribed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as Grade 1 Locks for exterior doors, which are specifically deadbolt locks, as they can withstand more resistance to intruders by as much as 10 strikes against the door and has been proven to have a more lifespan than other locks available in the market. 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. When it comes to the distance of extension of the bolts, the deadbolt has a longer bolt extension of 1 inch to the strike plate compared to a latch bolt which can extend to just about 1/2 inch, which makes the deadbolt more useful for situations when brute force is used against the door as it is more resistant to force due to its extension span.
It is important to also consider the strike plate which comes together with the bolt, whether it be deadbolt or latch bolt that will be used, as a good high-grade type with longer screws can help secure the bolt well into the door. Added features in locks, to help withstand from great force, are locks that are anti-drill or with saw resistance. In specifically designed deadbolts that are saw resistant, they have anti-saw pins installed in it, to make it difficult to saw the deadbolt and for anti-drill locks, hardened steel chips are installed within the lock casing to prevent any form of drilling to take place to put damage to the lock.