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Learn the Door Lock Types

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Door locks are an important part of your home security system. Everybody has one on every door but not many people know what types of door locks they use.

In this article you are going to learn the distinctive characteristics of each door lock.

Deadbolt Lock

  • Provides maximum security on a door.
  • Called “dead” because there are no springs to operate the bolt. It is operated manually with a key or a thumb turn from the inside.
  • The throw is the length the bolt is extended from the lock housing. The industry standard is a 1” throw.
  • Locks are designed to fit specific size holes and backsets. Backset refers to the distance between the edge of the door and the center of the handle.
  • They can be single-cylinder (can be opened from the outside with a key and has a tunr button on the inside) and double-cylinder (can be operated form inside and outside using a key)

Entry Lockset

  • Has two door knobs that can be locked from the inside and the outside of the door
  • Provides medium security level

Keyless Entry System

  • Advanced home security systems
  • They open when you enter a 4 digit code
  • Automatically lock the door when you forget
  • Some models have a built in alarm that triggers when the 4 digit code is incorrect

Read more about keyless deadbolts and find the best one for our home on safehomeexpert.com

Privacy Lockset

  • Interior lockset
  • Better privacy than security
  • Can be a lever or a knob
  • Wide variety of styles and models

Surface-Mounted Deadbolt

  • Almost square shape
  • Mounted on the surface of the inside of the door
  • Operated with a key or a turn knob
  • The bolt slides into a surface mounted strike

Dummy Knob

  • Only for decoration purposes
  • No latching mechanism
  • Available in a wide variety of styles and finishes

 

These are just some of door lock types available on the market. Hopefully you learned something new about door locks and deadbolts today.

 

How to Change a Deadbolt Lock in a Metal Door

Landlords typically have to change the door lock in a very front entrance as a result of on tenant that moves out, and a brand new one moves in, as a safety measure.

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Whether or not the door is metal or wood does not create a lot of distinction,becauses the holes you need for the new door lock are already there and and there is no need to drill other holes. In fact, the procedure is somemtimes easier if the door is metal, since there is no chance of it swelling and binding the previous bar.

 

Things You Will Need

  • 1/8-inch hex wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver

Here`s how to do it:

Remove the rosette from the bar on the within of the door. The rosette is that the spherical cowl, and it has always prevailed with a nut that you simply loosen with a 1/8-inch hex wrench.

Unscrew the 2 screws you see behind the rosette with a Phillips screwdriver. you ought to then be able to pull the 2 halves of the lock mechanism apart.

Unscrew the bolt from the sting of the door frame with a screwdriver. When removing the screws that hold it, pull it out of the door.

Slide the bolt for the new lock into the opening and drive the screws that came with it into the holes to that the recent lock was hooked up.

Hold the keyed 1/2 the lock mechanism on the skin of the door and insert the pin through the gap within the center of the bolt mechanism. work it into the gap within the partner of the lock and push the 2 halves of the lock along.

Feed the 2 machine screws that came with the bar through the 2 holes within the within 1/2 the lock mechanism. Align the skin 0.5 so the screws work into the rib inserts, then tighten each screws with a screwdriver.

Fit the rosette onto the within 1/2 the lock mechanism and secure it by alteration the set screw.

TIP: Buy the same brand of deadbolt that was previously used because they will have the same dimensions. Different brands have different dimensions.

You don`t really need to remove a rosette. If there are two scews on the inside of the door, you can unscewy them and separate the lock.