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Choosing the right door lock

When it comes to protecting your home, it’s essential that you start with external doors. A good, solid, well-protected door will not only help keep unwanted guests out, it will also act as a deterrent for burglars and thieves.

But a door is only as good as its locks.

Secure your property with the right door lock

If you want to keep your home, office, or other workspace safe, you need to ensure that you install high-quality door locks.

Common types of door lock

Whilst there are dozens of different types and brands of door locks out there, most locks for front doors and back doors fall into one of the following categories:

 Five-lever mortice deadlock: a deadlock is the absolute minimum level of security you should fit to your door (although not the minimum level of security out there).

 Key-operated multi-point lock system: this rim lock fits into the frame of the door and offers advanced security over the deadlock.

 Rim automatic deadlock with key-locking handle: this lock adds a further level of security, providing the option to lock the door from the inside as well as the outside.

Choosing the right door lock

When it comes to choosing the right door lock, two factors generally prove influential: security and cost. All of us would prefer to protect our property with the maximum level of security but this isn’t always cost-effective. Furthermore, not all doors are suited to high-end locking mechanisms.

Furthermore, an expensive lock may not offer as good a value as a less-expensive, yet still good quality, alternative. Finding the balance between security and investment is the key to finding the door lock that suits you and your property.

Additional security measures

Installing a good, sturdy door lock is just one step on the road to keeping your property secure. If you want to enhance the level of security, there are a number of additional measures you can take. Fitting a night latch and security chain will improve security whilst you’re in your home (especially at night time), while a dummy knob can help thwart an intruder. Meanwhile, a peephole will help you identify who calls at your door.

Not sure which door lock is right for you? Premier Locksmiths Ltd. can help you find a lock that’s suitable for your front door, back door, patio door, or any other door for that matter. We can provide security advice too.

Contact us to find out more.

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