Pick the Right Lock to Secure your Home

A door lock security is a priority for many homeowners above even the design and look of the lock to be installed. There should be locks used for doors inside the house and those that open to the outside which differ mainly in their locking mechanism. Many homes have a deadbolt installed for their front doors because it is more secure than a push button lock. Then there are simple door locks for bed rooms inside the house. We have more information about the several types of locks so you can know for yourself what you’re installing.

Many homes have a deadbolt installed for their front doors because it is more secure than a push button lock. Then there are simple door locks for bed rooms inside the house. We have more information about the several types of locks so you can know for yourself what you’re installing.

Lock Grading System

For locks sold in Singapore, there are three grade classifications (1, 2, and 3) which classify them in terms of overall quality and lock strength. These locks have undergone standard tests for security that include impact, weight, and lock mechanism.A Grade 1 lock is recommended for outdoor door locks for homes. It is the one used in many commercial buildings to secure the inside. Residences get the deadbolt as the type of lock that’s classified under the Grade 1 category.

A Grade 1 lock is recommended for outdoor door locks for homes. It is the one used in many commercial buildings to secure the inside. Residences get the deadbolt as the type of lock that’s classified under the Grade 1 category.
Above average door locks fall under the Grade 2 category. It provides extra lock protection than standard locks for residences. Small commercial buildings use these locks to secure the inside of the building from burglars.
Good grade 3 locks provide the standard level of protection for residences. Housing authority offices recommend these locks with the minimum level of security for homeowners living in Singapore to protect their homes.

Deadbolt

The name of this lock also represents how the lock functions. A bolt is used to secure the door without any spring. Keys are used to turn the bolt into the hole from both the outside or inside facing side of the lock.
Unlike other locks, the deadbolt doesn’t have spring mechanism inside the lock casing which makes it more secure. Top deadbolt brands like Kwikset have various deadbolt locks that fit the standard doors in homes and flats.

Handle Door Locks

A door handle lock offers mid-level security for homes. The door knob or handle can be turned to open or close the door. It has key holes that can be accessed from the inside or outside to secure your home from unwanted entry.
Buyers can choose handles of assorted designs with rounded knobs and lever handles being the most popular in residences. It can come down to the finish or style of the door handle that will match the interior of the house when choosing the handle door locks.

Keypad Locks

Advanced security systems for door locks are now being rolled out to consumers. One of them are the doors that require a password that can be input using a keypad on the door. These locks have a modern security code and alarm which triggers after several attempts to open it with the wrong code.

Digital Locks

A digital lock is the newest type of lock in this modern age of security. Many lock types have the strength and durability of a deadbolt but have a locking mechanism that uses either Bluetooth or fingerprint scanning to gain access to it.

Find a Locksmith

These are all the possible types of locks found in the market today. As a homeowner, it would be best to consult with your trusted locksmith to see which locks would be best for the kind of home you own and of course your willingness to pay for a certain level of security.

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By | 2017-08-13T18:46:21+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Guide|
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