Residential Lock Types

Residential Lock Choices for Your Home

If you are relying on an original lockset to protect your home, you may want to consider upgrading to a newer lock for your homes front door. Today’s locks offer better protection than older locksets.

Which choice is right for you?

Picking a lock for your home can be confusing, so let the pro’s at Locksmith Whitby help you make an informed choice.

There are three major types of exterior locks offered by todays major manufacturer’s for modern homes. Handle sets, dead bolts and keyed entry. These exterior sets should not be confused with privacy and passage locksets, these belong on the inside of your home.

The most common type of residential lock it the dead bolt.  You can find dead bolt security for homes incorporated in two types of locks, dead bolt and handle mounted separately or stylish handle set that makes use of both features in one single unit mounted on your door.

High residential locks feature solid brass — forged components that are a minimum grade 2 standard. Less expensive locksets are available to home owners that are heavy gauge steel instead of brass, never accept grade 3 locks on an exterior door. Your homes security is worth more than that.

For customers that want a higher degree of home security, grade 1 commercial type locks are available for your home — do not confuse these superior grade products with grade 2 locksets that claim to have grade 1 features.  Other features to consider when choosing your lock is hardened pints that can withstand a saw blade and make sure your installation includes 7.62 (3 inch) screws and a heavy duty strike plate.Look for a six-pin keying system on higher end products — these are harder to pick than traditional five pin systems employed in older locks.

Universal keying for your front and back door as well as garage entry doors is available — offering convenience for every family member having one key to access the entire residence.

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