Door Locks / October 9, 2018 / Jacquenett Chicoine
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.
In conditions like these it is not best to use common garage door locks simply because they are not secure enough to secure the items of a higher value. A good garage door bar produced by PJB or Bulldog would be the ideal choice for this case. A metal bar called the garage defender is used by screwing the bar into the ground for sealing the garages door. You can use such locking bars to protect the door of your garage by yourself; these are excellent additions to your existing garage locks. As you have a garage with two security solutions burglars will need to cut two safety devices as oppose to one making it much more difficult to enter.
With keypad door locks you do not have to worry about this happening since there are of course no keys to be lost. In case there is suspicion that the unlock code is compromised changing the locks is not necessary as one need only change the pin code. For working parents who may not be at home by the time their children get back from school a keypad door lock would be ideal. There would be no need for hiding copies of the door keys under mats or pots so the kids can retrieve them and open the door. Having copies of the keys hidden around the compound is a security risk as an intruder only needs to watch your movements a number of times to know where the key is normally hidden. You can avoid such risk through an electronic door lock as you need only advise all family members of the door combination or you can program the lock to accept biometric identification for each person in the family.