As the old saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry. This is especially true when it comes to the home you share with your family and the locks used to help protect them. You need to take steps to make it extra hard for ill-doers to break into. One of the best ways to do this is by making sure your locks measure up to the challenge.
Alarmingly, a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds with 65 percent of them happening between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM. Often, burglars breach the residence using the front door. However, as many as 30 percent of all burglaries are done through an unlocked door or window. The average loss is $2,230 per break in.
Aside from vigilance, heavy duty and reliable locks on your door will help prevent break-ins. There are a several types of locks that a locksmith can offer you. These include:
Entry locksets or handlesets are medium security door locks composed of two doorknobs. One of the best things about this kind of lock is that they can be locked from both the inside and outside. That means, in case you forget to lock the door before you stepped out of the house, you can easily lock it without having to open the door again.
Today, some homeowners prefer to use keyless locks on their front doors. They don’t have to worry about misplacing keys or suddenly having it stolen anymore. What’s more, this lock works by giving separate access codes to people who need to go inside the home, which can be cancelled anytime. At the same time, some models would automatically alarm the moment the wrong code is entered three consecutive times, giving you extra security.
Deadbolts happen to be one of the toughest locks around. They come in several varieties, including single and double. A single cylinder deadbolt uses a key cylinder on the outside and thumbturn on the inside to open or close the door lock. On the other hand, the double cylinder deadbolt uses a key cylinder on both the inside and outside of the door. To make accessing this lock easier for people inside the home, they can opt to leave a key on the inside part of the lock.
Consider using these types of locks on your home’s entry doors in order to make sure your house is better secured. Deter any burglar by making it extra hard for anyone to breach the inside of your home. This way, you and your family can sleep more securely at night.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced and trustworthy locksmith, including installation and maintenance of all types of doors and locks. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!