Door locks are essential for the security of residential and commercial properties. A modern door lock is vastly different from the door locks used in the past due to new functional features, superior aesthetics and modern technology. There are various kinds of door locks which are suited for varied kinds of doors and security scenarios. Door locks come in a plethora of designs, sizes and technologies. The key is to select the best door locks as per your requirements. Improved security features such as pick resistance and bump proof are incorporated into the modern door locks which eliminates the risk of lock picking by thieves. You can choose door lock types (door lock latch, electronic door lock, door lock cylinder, auto door lock, wooden door lock, steel door lock etc) online at McCoy Mart.
Dead bolt door lock system is a very popular locking system widely used for securing exterior doors of residential and commercial buildings. This type of locking uses a cylinder that can be moved only with the help of the key. Dead bolt can either use a single cylinder or double cylinders. A single cylinder dead bolt lock has one cylinder located on the outside of the door which needs a key while the interior portion of the lock has a thumbturn which needs to be simply turned to lock and unlock the door. In case of double cylinder dead bolt lock, one cylinder is present on both interior and exterior portion of the lock, thereby requiring a key to open it from both inside and outside. Double cylinder dead bolt provides extra security but poses a problem during emergencies. Jimmy proof deadbolt is a variant of the conventional dead bolt and is commonly used as double door lock. It is fixed on the surface of the door. The deadbolt is interlocked with the jamb bracket and is protected against external force and jimmying.
Door knob locks are suitable for interior doors such as bedrooms, passage doors, etc. They should not be used for exterior doors. This is because the locking cylinder is present in the knob itself and not in the door and by breaking the knob, the intruder gets access to the locking cylinder. Even if you want to use door knob lock for your exterior door, it should be paired with a dead bolt lock.
Handle lock can be used for interior doors and closet doors. A door handle lock present on the twist knob blocks the lever of the door handle when it is locked. Many modern designs of handle locks are also available in the market which can be used for exterior doors due to a number of extra security features.
Euro cylinder locks are widely used in European countries usually as sliding door lock. Single profile euro cylinder has a single cylinder and can be locked from only one side. Double profile euro cylinder has double cylinders and can be operated using a key from both the sides. The third variety is the thumbturn variety in which one side has a cylinder operated by key while the other side has a thumbturn mechanism. A single screw secures the cylinder to the door. It is also commonly used as glass door lock.
Mortise door safety lock systems are widely used to secure commercial properties. The lock body houses the various components of the locking system. The locking cylinder is threaded and secures the door with the lock body. The spindle is a latch which connects the handle with the lock body. The handle needs to turned to retract the latch after unlocking the door. The lock cylinder has a piece of metal which needs to be rotated using the key before using the handle to retract the latch.
Smart door lock, also known as automatic door lock, takes the level of security to a whole new dimension. These are modern locks which do not require conventional keys to lock and unlock. Smart door locking systems are widely used in schools, colleges, research establishments and even in homes inhabited by security conscious people. Some of the various types of smart door locks are as follows.
The smart lock systems are usually provided with keyholes and keys so that they can be opened if the automatic mechanism fails to work due to some reason. Price is also an essential factor when you decide to buy door lock. The door lock price depends upon the type of door lock, level of security and brand and the installation cost. There are many types of conventional locking systems as discussed above and price differs from one type to another. Smart locking systems cost more as compared to traditional locking systems due to modern technologies used in their mechanisms. The level of security determined by the strength of the lock is another important factor. ANSI system of grading provides 3 levels of grading. Level 1 means highest strength while Class 3 means lowest strength. Level 1 locking systems are priced more as compared to Level 3 locks. Locks manufactured by reputed brands cost more as compared to other brands because they are superior in every aspect. Installation cost also adds to the final price of the lock. Enlisting the services of a professional is essential because incorrect installation will compromise the efficacy of even best lock systems. Thus, factoring in the installation cost is also important while selecting a locking system.
You can choose to buy door locks online. There is no dearth of online stores selling all kinds of door locks at reasonable rates. You get the locks delivered right at your doorstep.
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