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Capital Locksmith Explains How to Choose a New Door lock for Your Home

December 21, 2020 GMT
Capital Locksmith Explains How to Choose a New Door lock for Your Home
Capital Locksmith Explains How to Choose a New Door lock for Your Home
Capital Locksmith Explains How to Choose a New Door lock for Your Home
Capital Locksmith Explains How to Choose a New Door lock for Your Home
Capital Locksmith Explains How to Choose a New Door lock for Your Home

12/21/2020, Ottawa // KISSPR //

This company provides professional Locksmith Services for residential and commercial areas in Ottawa.

Whether you are a new homeowner on a mission to remodel or otherwise looking to update your home security, identifying a starting point for choosing a new door lock for your home can seem pretty daunting. 

Fortunately, breaking the features down into categories in order of importance can streamline the process and ensure you get exactly what you need. Home door lock categories can be prioritized in the order of functionality, durability, and aesthetics. 

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Function

The first variable to consider is where precisely the locks will be used. While interior doors like those for closets may not be used as frequently, bedroom and bathroom doors see a lot more traffic. Push or turn buttons are generally sufficient for these types of interior doors with privacy locks.

On the other hand, keyed entry is typically used for exterior doors as the first line of defense in safety measures. 

Keys are used for locking or unlocking the doors from the outside, or the turn buttons can be used to do the same from the inside of the home. This type of entry can be associated with either knob/lever or deadbolt type locks, the latter of which tends to perform well in regards to security as they must be locked while the door is closed. 

Deadbolts come highly recommended by a professional locksmith for securing exterior doors. They get their name from lacking the spring mechanism shared by many other types of modern locks. While spring latches can be manually manipulated, deadbolts are dead or unmovable.

Durability

The next consideration should be durability. In other words, it’s important to keep in mind how often the lock will actually be used. Privacy locks for bathrooms in individual or single-family homes may not be used as often as privacy locks in homes shared with roommates or used as Airbnbs. 

The best way to measure lock durability as a layman is through checking the packaging for ANSI/BHMA grade certification. This certification is a quality assurance measure that ensures locks meet the baseline standards for what the average lock at each grade can handle. 

To receive certification from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) partnership, products must be rigorously tested for durability, strength, and performance standards.

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The grades are assigned on a scale of 1 to 3 with Grade 3 denoting good quality and Grade 1 representing the best performance quality. Locks in grades 1 and 2 are generally used to meet non-residential building requirements. 

When choosing a new door lock for your home, BHMA Grade 3 is considered by most locksmiths to be sufficient for home security. Purchasing locks by grade is an industry-standard for gauging door lock security and a great way to narrow down the best lock for your needs.

Aesthetics

Once you have decided where your door lock will be used and have selected the ANSI/BHMA grade for durability and security, it’s time to consider the fun part- aesthetics. Whether you prefer a mid-century modern knob or a modern industrial lever, there are mechanical and keyless options available, as well as combinations of the two.

Mechanical locks are what generally spring to mind when thinking about locks. 

Keyless options include electronic forms with numerical button combinations as well as smart locks that have WiFi connectivity and offer remote access. The latter is especially helpful for those prone to losing their keys or renting out portions of the home as Airbnbs.

Summary

Regardless of the type of lock selected, having a professional locksmith perform the installation is ideal for overall security. Locksmiths can also offer further professional input in helping break the tie between the top locks in your wish list. Whether a mechanical, keyless, or remote entry door lock is right for you, hiring a locksmith ensures optimal placement, security, and overall peace of mind for your home. 

Media Contact:

Contact person: George Miller

Email: info@capitallocksmith.ca

Source: Capital Locksmith

Company website: https://www.capitallocksmith.ca/

Country: Canada

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