A Look at the Different Types of Door Locks
May 13, 2014 | Written by: Armstrong Security
A state-of-the-art security system will alert you to intruders, and may even scare off potential robbers, but nothing physically stops a break-in more than a quality door lock. Your locksmith can help you pick a lock that provides the highest level of security without sacrificing on aesthetics. To help you get started, here is a look at the different types of door locks available through your Orlando locksmith.
A deadbolt lock provides maximum security on a door. There are no springs to operate the bolt, so it can only be opened manually with a key or a thumb turn from the inside. Deadbolt locks are designed to lock the door to the frame, which helps prevent someone from prying the door open. The industry standard throw (the length the bolt is extended from the lock housing) is one inch.
A mortise lock consists of a flat, rectangular box that fits into a recess in the door from its edge. Because the mortise lock slides into the door itself, it provides superior protection compared to most other types of door lock. Mortise locks require special door preparation, so a locksmith is required to install this type of door lock.
Keyless Entry System
For added convenience, you can install a keyless entry system to replace door keys with access cards or security codes. This type of entry system is ideal for commercial or industrial buildings that see a lot of foot traffic. Audio and visual indicators confirm that the lockset is activated, and some systems even allow you to track who comes in and out of the door.
If you need help selecting a new door lock for your home or business, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products. In addition to providing the best high security locks on the market, our locksmiths are committed to providing the best customer service in Orlando. To learn more about our door locks and access control systems, visit our website or call us at (407) 434-0181.