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Locksmith The Woodlands, Tx – What type of deadbolt do I need on my door?

January 20, 2017

When securing your door a deadbolt lock is without question the safest way to go. Deadbolts offer important supplemental protection to your basic key-in-knob locks, which are mostly spring-latch locks. As the name suggests, these locks merely hold the latch in place with a spring. If enough force is applied to the latch it will retract. Most of us have some experience or observation of this fact. Have you ever used a butter knife or credit card to open a locked door? This is impossible with a deadbolt lock as the spring mechanism is absent. What follows is information about 3 common residential deadbolt configurations.
1. Single Cylinder Deadbolt
In all probability this is the most common deadbolt type. It is mounted inside the door and has a thumb-turn in the interior and key cylinder on the exterior of the door’s face. This hardware is primarily intended for use on a door absent of a window. Either a window in the door itself or one immediately adjacent to the door.
2. Double Cylinder Deadbolt
The difference between the single cylinder and the double is that there is no thumb-turn, instead, the interior as well as the exterior have a key cylinder. A key is always needed to open unlock or lock the door whether you’re inside or outside the residence. The advantage to this is that if there is glass in or near your doorframe. If the glass is broken by a perspective intruder, they can’t simply reach in and use the thumb-turn to unlock the door. The criticism of this style deadbolt is that if you had to leave your residence in a case of emergency, a fire for example, it can take up valuable time to find and use the necessary key for exit. Double cylinder deadbolts are usually against state law for residential rental property use.
3. One-Sided or “Keyless” Deadbolt
Also known as a “night lock”. This lock is also mounted on the inside of the door. It has no keyhole on the outside of the door. All the resident has to interact with is the interior thumb-turn. This lock can only be activated from the interior of the residence. In some states, it is unlawful for a rental property to be without this hardware. In the vast majority of cases, this deadbolt is used in conjunction with a single cylinder deadbolt. Here is a short video we made to show you these 3 types of deadbolt configurations.

Your locksmith can advise you on which configuration of deadbolt lock would work best in your situation.

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