In times like this, when a burglary happens every 13 seconds (according to the statistics), we need to be vigilant, prepared and protected. We need to take extra precautions and upgrade our home security systems not just to protect our properties, but for our family’s safety. From the fact that burglars mostly use front doors when breaking in, we need to choose the best door locks to ensure they don’t get in that easy.
Security must be considered on top priority when finding the best door locks for your home, followed by costs, and then design. Consulting with a 24 hour locksmith is advisable for you to know how to choose the right door locks for your home; whether it be a smart lock, deadbolt, door knobs, door handles, mortise lock, cylinder lock or keyless door lock.
Deadbolt locks are considered the most secured door locks for residential and commercial doors when it comes to break-ins. As deadbolt locks have no springs in it, it cannot be manipulated with cards to slide in and raise the bolt or by force (kicking).
There are 2 types of deadbolts; the single cylinder deadbolt and double cylinder deadbolt. A single cylinder deadbolt lock can be opened with a key from the outside and a turn button on the inside. It is best installed in residential doors with a hardwood door. A double cylinder deadbolt lock can be opened with a key on both sides (inside and outside of the door). It is safe against intruders, but using a double cylinder deadbolt lock can also be dangerous during an emergency if the key is nowhere to be found.
Check out the dos and don’ts in installing double cylinder deadbolt locks for your safety.
Kwikset 980 Single Cylinder Deadbolt
This single cylinder deadbolt from Kwikset is ANSI Grade 1 Certified – the highest level of residential security. It features SmartKey re-key technology which enables you to rekey the lock yourself in seconds, just follow the 3 steps provided. It also features an adjustable latch to fit all standard door preparations, and has a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty.
Prime-Line SE 15361 SEGAL Single Cylinder Deadbolt
The Prime-Line SE 15361 SEGAL Single Cylinder Deadbolt will give you the extra security you need. This lock’s jimmy-proof design will protect your home from intruders who love to force their way into somebody else’s house. It is made of solid high strength bronze alloy and comes with the brushed brass finish. It can installed easily to a 1 – 3/8 inches to 2 – 3/8 inches thick wood or metal door. It comes with 2 keys to share with your family.
Brinks 2718-119 Double Cylinder Deadbolt
If high security is what you need for your property, this Brinks 2718-119 Double Cylinder Deadbolt is your best option. Its heavy-duty construction meets ANSI Grade 2 standards for pick, drill, bump resistance and has anti-saw pins which are made of steel. It also includes anti-pry shield with a 4-way adjustable latch that fits any 2 – 3/8 inches or 2 – 3/4 inches backset. It can be installed in 1 – 3/8 inches to 1 – 3/4 inches thick wood or steel doors. And hey, it comes with a lifetime warranty!
Mortise locks are typically used in residential and commercial doors for its durability and security. This lock comes with different components; the mortise lock case (flat-like box/case) to be installed in a cutout in the door, trim plates, levers or knobs, and cylinder. Installing the mortise locks need to be done meticulously to ensure that it’s installed properly. It can be used for interior and exterior doors.
Prime-Line E 2495 Mortise Lock Set
This mortise lock set is made of steel with a classic bronze finish. Its lock bolt can be opened with a key from the inside and outside, and it can be used for left or right installations.
Defender Security E 2496 Mortise Keyed Lock Set
This lock set with a glamorous, classic glass knob is the perfect choice for interior doors. It can be installed in a 2 – 3/8 inches wood door. This glass knob set is a great option for replacing an interior door for your home remodeling project. It can be used for left or right-hand installation, and be easily installed on new and antique doors.
Wright Products VMT115PB Serenade Style Mortise Set
The Wright Products’ Serenade mortise lock has classically designed escutcheon plates and levers that complement any doors. The lockset can replace most mortise hardware with a 3/4 inches or 1-inch backset. It has built-in keyed deadbolt lock mechanism which offers additional security for your home and your family.
Smart locks don’t only give security and convenience, it will also assure you that you won’t get locked out again. With smart locks, you can monitor who gets in and out of your house even when you are outside of the country.. as long as you have wifi, of course.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt features a touchscreen where you would enter the access code (can hold up to 30 access codes) to unlock the door. It is designed to work with Apple home kit technology by pairing it with your smartphone over bluetooth. You can share access to your family and friends through the Schlage Sense app, that way you no longer have to worry about spare keys. It is easy to install and is battery operated.
Nest x Yale Smart Lock
The newest smart lock from the partnership between Yale and Nest is coming out in March this year. The Nest x Yale Smart Lock features a key-free, touch-screen deadbolt, which also can hold up to 250 passcodes for your family, extended family, friends and cleaners or helpers. It can be connected to the Nest Hello doorbell and so you’d be able to see who gets in and out of your house, the time they got in, and lock/unlock the door remotely.