Exterior doors have to do a few things for a home. They should keep it warm or cool, safe, secure, and give it some curb appeal. When choosing the right locks for your exterior doors, you should consider your own habits, other family members’ habits, and the general safety of your neighborhood. In this post, we’ll talk about a few options for exterior locks and why they’ve been so popular over the years.
Deadbolts are a style of lock that has proved useful for centuries. The heavy bolt that they get their name from is not attached to any spring-loaded machinery within the lock, so it came to be known as “dead.” These locks can stand up to tremendous force, and they are known for being extremely difficult to tamper with. Most deadbolts operate with a single-cylinder mechanism, which basically means that there is a keyhole on one side and some sort of lever on the other. As long as you keep all of your keys secure, then you can’t go wrong with deadbolt hardware for any doors that lead outside.
Knob locks are locks with their mechanisms housed within the doorknob itself. These are also very popular with the average property owner because they are simple to install and replace. Using them on exterior doors provides reliable security, but they are relatively easy to “pick” or breach without a key. Consider adding another, stronger lock on the same door as one with just a knob lock for added safety.
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