Posted on September 29th, 2010 by Ricardo Louis
We all assume that all locks are the same, because after all, they all serve the same purpose, right? As long as it keeps your door securely shut, it shouldn’t matter what type of lock it is – or so you think. The deadbolt lock is one of the most effective types of locks when it comes to keeping your doors secure. And home security is absolutely of the utmost importance, especially when it comes to your safety of you, your family, and your precious belongings. When it comes time to select that ever-important lock, the deadbolt is one of the finest choices you can make, especially if you’re moving into a new house and need to change the previous lock. This guide explains the idiosyncrasies of the lock.
The deadbolt lock can be attempted to be picked by an eager burglar. Since all of the locks are consisted of the same parts (cylinder, cylinder guard, bolt assembly, tailpiece, and mounting screws). Most burglars will try to manipulate the bolt assembly with a lock pick, so when you’re out looking for a deadbolt lock, search for one that is “jimmy-proof” (one that can’t be picked easily).
Thieves have different methods of picking and destroying locks.
Sawing is one of the most common methods, where thieves will use a hacksaw blade to tear through the brass bolts. Choosing a lock with a steel bolt can deter this method from being used on your lock.
Jimmying is another method, where a crowbar or another thin, oftentimes plastic item (like a credit card) are used by a thief and inserted in between the door and frame of the bolt. After wiggling it back and forth, the lock usually pops open, rendering the lock broken and useless. This method can be prevented by choosing a lock with a longer bolt. The longer the bolt is, the harder it is to jimmy.
Knowing these methods can alter your search for that lock after moving, since you’ll know exactly what to look for when buying a lock. These tips will help you make a wiser choice that will go a long way in protecting you, your family, and your items.
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