What kind of front door lock is best?
There are lots of different front door locks on the market today. How do you know what’s best for your home and budget? Here are the most important features for the highest front door lock security.
For maximum security, the most important feature of a front door lock is that it has a deadbolt. According to Collins Dictionary, a deadbolt is a type of lock that utilizes a bolt that has to be turned manually rather than by a spring. You can choose between a deadbolt and lockset mounted separately or a handle set that incorporates both features. Prices range from about $25 to over $300.
Most expensive deadbolt locks usually have forged-brass parts and a Grade 2 or sometimes even Grade 1 (commercial duty) security rating. Sets that have a dead-locking latch bolt are preferable because it prevents burglars from being able to use a credit card to jimmy the latch. Hardened pins are preferable because they can withstand sawing.
A handle set that allows you to open both the dead bolt and latch from inside with a single motion is especially helpful in an emergency, when time is of the essence.
We have many front door lock models at Curley’s Key Shop for you to choose from, and we’d be happy to help you compare them and decide for yourself what features are most important to you. Home security is so important—make sure you consult with the experts at Curley’s Key Shop before choosing a front door lock.
Call (909) 622-6716 or come down to Curley’s Key Shop if you have any questions—we’d be happy to tell you about our selection of front door locks and discuss this important decision with you anytime.