3 Types of Locks that Will Help Increase Your Home’s Security

Considering the many options that are available, choosing the right type of lock for your home can seem like an intimidating task. Fortunately, we’ll share 3 types of locks that will help increase your home’s security, such as: swing lock, grade 1 deadbolt and itouchless fingerprint deadbolt.

Swing Lock
A swing lock is an affordable way to help secure your apartment door and it’s one of the easiest locks to install. This lock acts as a backup to your door’s primary lock and lets you open your apartment door a few inches so you can speak with whoever is on the other side of the door while still maintaining some degree of security. Source:  SafeWise


Grade 1 Deadbolt
Use high quality Grade-1 or Grade-2 locks on exterior doors to resist twisting, prying, and lock-picking attempts. A quality deadbolt lock will have a beveled casing to inhibit the use of channel-lock pliers used to shear off lock cylinder pins. A quality door knob-in-lock set will have a ‘dead latch’ mechanism to prevent slipping the lock with a shim or credit card.

  • Use a solid core or metal door for all entrance points
  • Use a quality, heavy-duty, deadbolt lock with a one-inch throw bolt
  • Use a quality, heavy-duty, knob-in-lock set with a dead-latch mechanism
  • Use a heavy-duty, four-screw, strike plate with 3-inch screws to penetrate into a wooden door frame
  • Use a wide-angle 160° peephole mounted no higher than 58 inches Source: CrimeDoctor

iTouchless Fingerprint Deadbolt
This lock recognizes fingerprints to allow access to your home, making it easy for children or other family members to get in without having to keep track of a key. Store up to 150 fingerprints and 78 passcodes for users.
A sliding front cover protects the sensor and also activates the fingerprint scanner when lifted. You can also get into the home with a passcode or backup key. Works for right handle door entry. It runs on batteries, and has a low battery power warning alert. Source: AlarmRelay

Hopefully these will help you in choosing the best security system that you need. If you want to know more about home security systems, please give us a call or contact us here.

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