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How to choose the best locks for your home

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July 13, 2017 in Outdoors


Changing or placing a lock seems simple, however when you want your home or business to be really safe, it is always advisable to inform you extensively about the types from which you can choose. The eight that we mentioned below are the most common and effective, both in homes and premises.

Multipoint locks. They are characterized by having more than one point of closure and are reinforced precisely to prevent theft. Usually they are fixed in the frame of the door, because in this way it is impossible to make them leverage.

Built-in locks. They are used in exterior doors, such as terraces and gardens. Its system works by means of a latch that is in charge to restrict the access. Although not the safest, they are very efficient.

High security locks. Specifically thought against pickpockets or other mechanisms to force them. They are placed mainly in double doors or that are armored.

Tubular locks. They are placed in places that need to be closed from the inside, such as public restrooms and personal rooms. Its opening mechanism is simple but very useful in homes and businesses.

Cylindrical locks. As the name implies, they have a cylinder that is where the key is inserted. Often they are arranged in offices, houses and commercial stores.

Locks overlapping. The most insecure, since they are not installed in the frames of the doors, it is very easy to make them leverage to access the interior. They are very common in exterior doors, but not the most recommended.

Locks Borjas. Currently not many can be found, due to the complicated of its installation. In fact, they are slowly extinguishing in the market.

Electronic locks. They are the devices of the moment, since to access it is necessary to use a fingerprint, a special card or any other code that of course, it is impossible to duplicate like a key.

How do you change the direction of a lock?

The slip of the lock has one side at an angle so that the door slides in the frame and can be closed, and another flat side, so that, once the door is closed, it will not open if the key is not released.

In reversible locks you can change the direction to which you slide the latch to fit the opening hand of your door.

Locks for metal doors

Very common for storerooms or warehouses, this type of auxiliary doors require specific locks. They are usually larger than wood door locks, since the weight of the metal ones is greater and requires that the handle and the cylinder are more separated. Made of stainless steel or nickel-plated steel (suitable if they are to be placed in rooms without humidity), they have slip and closure in the form of petanque or hook.

Electrical and electronic locks

The electric locks are those used, for example, to open the exterior gates of the houses, operating a telephone, intercom or video doorman from the inside. They usually carry a latch, which is the one that is canceled by the automatic opening, and a cylinder for a key, which if cast prevents the door from opening at a distance. For their part, electronic locks are opened and closed with the key of a numeric code or from inside the house.

Locks for windows and glazing

When windows can be an easily accessible place for an intruder, for example low windows, large windows to a patio or glazing at street level, it is advisable to reinforce your security with a lock.

Depending on the opening system of your window and the material, you will have to choose one type or another: for small aluminum sliders, for large sliders, to embed in wooden windows, to place on the surface.

Locks for garage doors

These are special Tonys locksmith with manual key operation, which you have to buy according to the type of opening of your garage door: swingarm, roller, sliding, swing or section.

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