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Deadbolt Locks

Times are tough and unfortunately crime seems to be on the rise. It is more important than ever to take the proper precautions to protect our families and valuables. There are some easy, convenient and relatively inexpensive ways to improve your home security. One way is a deadbolt lock from NusetLock. A lock of this type will provide additional security for your home. Deadbolt locks can either be added to doors or installed as part of the doors locking mechanism as is the case for many front entry doors. A deadbolt lock in its most basic form is something most people are familiar with. A steel latch slides across and is turned up into a locking mechanism in or on the doorjamb. You can buy locks that come in varying degrees of strength and quality. Obviously the thicker the latch, the stronger it is, the more protection it provides. It is particularly important to have a deadbolt lock on your front entry door and have deadbolt locks added to other points of entry to your home such as garage doors, kitchen doors, and sunroom doors.

Deadbolt locks of course come in many different varieties. The more familiar form is probably the single cylinder, where there is a key on the outside and a twist knob on the inside to lock the door. A double cylinder uses a key on both sides. Having a key operation feature on both sides will provide added protection in the case of a door with side lights. Doors with glass around them can be opened by breaking the glass panels and then simply turning the locked knob on the inside of the door. While a double cylinder deadbolt may sound safer, it does prevent rapid exit from a house in the case of an emergency such as a fire. Therefore, consider carefully your location, the nature of your front or side doors as well as the composition of your family and their ability to exit easily in the case of an emergency.

While a deadbolt lock certainly provides an extra layer of protection, it is certainly not a cure all to break-ins or safety concerns. Your actual door or door frame can be broken during an attempted entry, making you a victim despite your extra precautions. A helpful way to decrease this risk is to have your deadbolt lock installed by a professional. They will make sure the lock is installed properly and evenly. After all, you want your lock to work smoothly and easily. Moreover, if your lock is installed more than 60 inches off the floor it will not be positioned to receive a direct blow from an intruder’s kick. This may greatly decrease your chances of a successful home invasion or burglary.

For many people, a deadbolt lock may seem old fashioned but that is truly not the case anymore. Deadbolt locks have benefitted from technological innovation and now come with many features including keyhole illumination. For people who are into technological innovation, this type of lock has come a long way. Some locks feature electronic keyless entry and have signals that inform you whether the deadbolt lock is completely secure. This is a particularly handy feature is you have your hands full with bags, children or other things.

To learn more about the many different deadbolt locks, available in nickel or brass from NusetLock.com you can visit their website at http://www.nusetlock.com or call 1-800-60-NUSET. Someone is available to assist you Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. Deadbolt locks are an important part of protecting what’s most valuable to you, your family, your home and your possessions. Don’t go another day without a strong, secure deadbolt lock for your points of entry.