Choosing the right lock for your external door can be quite a daunting task as there are so many different types available in todays market. Therefore, our team at Re-Entry-Locksmiths have put together a guide on the 5 best most commonly used external door locks in the UK.
Deadbolts – Deadbolts are a heavy-duty lock that is separate from the door handle. It works in two parts, a bolt fitted into the door and the other part fits into a whole in the wall so that once lock the blot will come out of the door and into the wall. Once locked the door will not be able to be opened and it will be exceedingly difficult to force! If properly installed this is an extremely effective security measure.
Keyed Locks – If your door is not suitable for a dead lock then a keyed lock is the next best option. Keyed locks are commonly seen on uPVC doors, they often come fitted into the doors when purchased, however it is worth having the locks on uPVC doors to snap safe locks. This will prevent burglars form using the lock snapping technique to gain entry to your home making it much more safe and secure.
Electronic Locks – This type of lock is fairly new to the market and it doesn’t require the use of a traditional key. Instead, these locks require a passcode to be entered into a keypad or a key fob, some can even use a smart phone! This is a more high-tech external door lock but is becoming increasingly more common particularly on new builds.
Door Handle Locks – This is the most common type of lock for homes in the UK. This lock when used alongside a deadbolt is extremely effective.
Combination Locks – This Type of lock comes in tow types, mechanical and electronic. The mechanical lock works with a twist dial or a push button, and the electronic locks use either a password or a pin similar to a smart phone.
If you would like advice on the best locks for your property or you require your locks changing or upgrading contact Re-Entry-Locksmiths today – 01765 451 453