Having and using high-quality deadbolt locks adds to your home security. Deadbolt locks are one way to keep intruders from gaining entry by force during a home burglary attempt. With a deadbolt, the burglar is less likely to be able to kick in your door. A deadbolt lock includes a steel bolt that extends into the door jamb and strike plate of a doorframe. The single-cylinder deadbolt is the most common type; it is operated by a twist knob on the inside of the door and a key on the outside. Another option is a double-cylinder deadbolt, which does not have a twist knob and requires a key for operation both inside and outside the home.
For the deadbolt to function properly, the bolt must extend fully into the hole on the doorjamb. It’s best if the hole is reinforced with a metal strike plate. Your lock and doorframe may be compromised if the bolt doesn’t extend all the way into the hole or if a strike plate isn’t used. It’s also suggested that you use three-inch screws to reinforce the strike plate into the studs of the doorframe.
Contact Arrow Locksmith, a leading residential locksmith in Orlando, to provide you with the deadbolts you need to add extra security to your home.