Door Locks / October 10, 2018 / Maureen Bonnet
By taking the time to think about all of the different factors you will be able to select the right door locks for your patio door one of the classic entry points a burglar would use due to it normally being hidden at the back of the house and not always very secure. The first thing you want to do when you are selecting a patio door lock is consider all of the different types that are available. There are the traditional latch types which are located on the handle of the door whether of metal or upvc. These typically have a lever that can be pushed up or down to secure the door.
You will find out just what the features of each lock are exactly how much you could expect to pay and how exactly they work. Additionally you will get to see whether there are any downsides to each lock and if they are worth investing in. Not every lock is going to be good for you. A far cry from the traditional lock keypad door locks are a more modern way to secure doors. Instead of using an ordinary key to open or lock the door you simply key in a secret pin number on the electronic keypad. Sometimes such keypad door locks will include biometric features such as a fingerprint or eye reader or a slot for swiping an electronic authentication card.
If you choose a padlock and latch combination make sure the hasp is correctly installed and that the screws are not exposed. Choose a lock able to work with your existing automatic door closer remote control device and alarm systems. For safety purposes make sure that your automatic closers have safety mechanisms that enable them to reverse and stop if they are obstructed. Before installing door locks make sure that the garage door hinge mechanisms rollers tracks are working properly. See to it also that your door handles lever pulls and bells are installed correctly not only for aesthetics purposes but for convenience.