If you are a homeowner, you probably thought you had it all figured out as far as your home security is concerned. There are areas of your home that may be susceptible to break-ins. These are the areas of the home that our locksmiths at Quick Locksmith Hallandale Beach in Hallandale Beach, FL often have to remind our customers to secure. You may be one of those homeowners who believe that you have all the basis covered. You’ve changed the locks when you moved into your new home, updated your security alarm, installed security cameras and more. However, when we do an audit of your home security, there is a good chance that you have not had new locks installed on your patio door or your garage door. These are two of the areas of your home that we often find neglected. Your patio door comes with a lock but this lock is only good for keeping the door shut. It doesn’t add much protection against an intrusion. This is why our locksmiths often suggest they have another lock installed along side the existing lock.
The garage door is also another place where an additional lock is also neglected. Even if you have an automatic garage door that locks automatically, perhaps there is a door that leads into your garage. Many homes are designed with garages that are attached to the home. This means there is an exterior door that also leads into the home. The door that leads into your home are not always secured. This can pose a threat to your family’s security. Also, if you store things that are of any value in your garage, you’ll definitely want to make sure you have the necessary locks to secure the area. Many people use the garage as an extension of their home. They are often used as office space, home gyms, kids play area and a studio for work. This means that you’ll likely have valuables that you want to protect inside your garage. The best way to do this is by having additional security features installed. The easiest and least expensive would be a garage lock. You can maximize your home security with a lock installed on your garage door.
Here are some of the locks that our locksmiths often use on garage door locks:
Side Bolt – One of the most popular types of garage door locks that we use is a side bolt lock. This is used on the interior of your door. The lock is not recognized from the outside, which makes it less tempting to a burglar to break into. The bolt has a receiving slot that it fits into. Once the bolt is securely placed in the slot, it secures the lock. It is an easy lock to install and it offers an effective measure of security.
Deadbolt – The most effective door lock is a deadbolt lock. This type of lock is good for any door. It is generally used on entryway doors. This would be the case if you have a garage door that leads into your home. The single cylinder deadbolt lock uses a key to open it and has a knob that opens the door. The double cylinder deadbolt lock requires two keys to unlock the door. It would take a lot of effort to break a deadbolt lock. This is why a burglar will often abandon the course when they recognize the presence of a deadbolt lock. A deadbolt lock minimizes your chances of experiencing a break-in.
Keyless Garage Door Locks
If you are keeping up with technology, you’ll understand why keyless locks are so popular these days. They allow easy entry and are great at preventing break-ins. A lot is required in order to compromise this type of lock. Again, the presence of these types of locks act as a deterrent against burglary. It takes far too much effort to try to determine how to unlock these types of locks.
An electronic lock uses characteristic recognition, such as your fingerprint or retina recognition. More than one fingerprint can be stored so that several people will be able to gain entry. Although an electronic lock is more expensive to your typical lock, it is very effective against intrusion. This is why it is worth the investment.
There is no key necessary for this type of lock either. You decide the code that you would like to have programmed into the keypad. To unlock the lock, the correct code must be entered into the keypad to open the lock. It is a great choice because it uses modern technology that offers high security for anyone who has it. With advanced technology, homeowners are better able to protect themselves and their valuables.
If you have a garage, attached or detached from your home the last thing you want to occur is to walk inside and find someone inside. You can never be too sure why someone may be hiding in your garage. In some cases, they may not be hiding in your garage; they may be inside to steal your valuables. You can prevent this by considering the level of security that you need for your garage. You may not think what you have inside is worth much but your safety and security is worth more than anything you might store in your garage.
No matter which type of lock you have installed, you can be sure that you will be able to maximize your security by having one installed. A qualified locksmith will be able to help you determine which type of lock would work best for your needs. Not everyone will have the same garage door situation. Some will not have an automatic garage door while others will. Some will have a detached garage while someone else may have an attached garage. These factors and many others will be considered when determining the best garage door lock suited for your individual needs.