About 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. Because one’s home is a huge investment and a homeowner’s responsibility is to keep his home in good condition, safe and secure, part of his investment for his home must include for a lock installation procedure to all doors in his home.
Choosing for the right lock for one’s house door is the first big step in ensuring for security in one’s home and, therefore, the homeowner must conduct his own research, consult with professional locksmiths to find out which locks are suitable for all his house doors. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommends Grade 1 Locks for exterior doors, known as deadbolt locks, due to the fact that they can withstand by as much as10 strikes against the door and has a longer shelf-life than other door 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. In its design, deadbolts can extend the bolts up to 1 inch within the so-called strike plate, while latch bolts can extend to just about 1/2 inch, this is why deadbolts have more resistance to force because of the longer distance of extension.
Since a deadbolt or latch bolt has a strike plate with it, secure a good, high grade type of plate with longer screws so that the bolt is deeply embedded into the door. In addition, some locks are newly designed to withstand great force or damage, such as anti-drill locks or locks with saw resistant bolts. 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.