Nov 2, 2018

Popular Door Locks and Keys 

Learning about the types of locks and keys in the market today is very important in order to make informed choices. Smart Locksmith has been helping homeowners and commercial enterprise managers make the right choices in the types of locks and keys they choose, you must contact a professional locksmith technician before making a choice too. 

Types of locks in the market

There are basically Three types of locks in the market today, these are; Key in Knob locks, which are the oldest locks, The smart lock, and the conventional deadbolts. The conventional deadbolts do not come with fancy features, but they are efficient in keeping the doors safe. Popular models include the drill-proof options, inexpensive deadbolts, and the high-end locks. Most conventional deadbolts are single cylinder locks. Some of the benefits of deadbolt locks are that they are rekeyable and are more budget-friendly. The disadvantage of conventional deadbolt locks is that they do not possess the convenience and added features of smart locks. 

Smart locks are modern lock types that work with remote and voice controls. They perform much more than just locking doors, they come with added features such as geofencing, and access logs, hence you can view the people who access your door from time to time. To use smart locks, you will need a Wi-Fi internet connectivity or Bluetooth that will transmit signals to your smartphone or any other device from which you can remotely lock and unlock the door. The pros of the smart lock are; They are convenient and can be locked or unlocked remotely. The problem with smart locks is that they can be hacked digitally, and they are more expensive. Contact Smart Locksmith for 100% reliable deadbolt and smart locks for your home and commercial premises. 

Other types of locks 

Though locks are divided into three, the older types of locks are found in diverse forms, these include the padlocks, deadbolts, Knob locks, lever-handle locks, Cam locks, Rim/mortise locks, and wall mounted locks. Of all these older, traditional lock types, only the padlock is a standalone lock type that is not attached to anything. The deadbolts are normally installed on the external doors, and they come in three versions which are; the single, double and Thumb-turn. The double-cylinder deadbolts are usually stronger than the single-cylinder options.

The lever handle locks are normally used in commercial premises especially on the inner doors and they have a longer push down lever that makes them more convenient than knobs. The Cam locks are normally found on filing cabinets and mailboxes. The Rim/Mortise locks are usually on glass entry and commercial doors, and they are normally mounted on the inner part of the door. 

As a novice, choosing the right type of lock for different parts of your home or office may be a daunting task and you will need the help of a professional locksmith technician to make the right decision and avoid using the right lock for the wrong purposes. Contact Smart Locksmith for 100% door lock services. 

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