Deadbolt must be installed on any entrance door to your house.
Doorknob is not enough to secure your doors.
- Credit card bypass.
- Easy to break it with hardware tools.
- Air bags bypass.
- Easy to move latch with screw driver.
- Easy to kick the door.
- Quick cylinder puller tool.
deadbolt has a long bolt which makes kicking the door very hard, no bypass option because the bolt won’t move with bypass tools, and the deadbolt won’t allow positioning of hardware tools on a lock to break it.
The only ways to unlock a deadbolt are :
– To use a key,
– To pick the lock,
– To drill the lock.
Those were the main reasons you should install a deadbolt on any of your house doors.
When should you install 2 sided deadbolt cylinder?
When your window is close to your door, a 2 sided deadbolt is a must.
Why? If you put a standard dead bolt, burglar will break the window and gain access to your home reaching the deadbolt and unlocking it from the inside.
2 sided cylinder requires a key to unlock it from inside so it will slow or stop the bulgar from gaining access to your home.
It is a great solution for kids.
If you have kids and you don’t want them to be able to unlock the door and wonder out, a 2 sided lock is the perfect solution.
Do not mistake, doorknob are still good to slow down a burglar but not to fully secure your home.
TIP: Constructions companies often install the deadbolt but won’t drill the frame deep enough for the bolt to go all the way through, that’s a big security issue. If the bolt is not turned all the way anyone can use a simple screw driver and open your door in a matter of seconds.
Walk now to your front door and check the door open and closed, to make sure that the bolt moving all the way through.