How do buyers choose the most suitable door lock for their houses?

Home safety begin at your main door with your door lock and deadbolt. With thousands of options on the market for your home security upgrade, how do you choose the door lock that best suits your demand? In this article, we’ll discuss the process of choosing locks, what to consider, and how to choose the correct one.

1. Types of door lock

There are two the most common types of door lock: knobs/levers and deadbolts. Especially, both of them are installed on your front and back doors. However, “ the first security feature is deadbolts while the secondary one is knobs and levers.

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Picture 1: Heleh digital door lock is a safe solution for your house

2. When seeking for the most suitable door lock, which factors should they consider?

You do not purchase locks every day. You purchase home door lock for three following reasons: for building a new house or redecorate / reinstall the old house and after a break-in. While most people consider the style, you should review the door lock functions first. Your door lock is only as good as its quality, so the first step is how to pick the highest quality door lock.

  • Step 1: Function consideration

Most importantly, for what room are you seeking for a door lock? There are three main functional categories: privacy, passage and entry. The first step in buying a door lock is determining the main function. Features of function is the ways to define the level of security and longevity of a door lock. For example, a hallway and interior door usually do not require a higher level of security than your main door.If the door is in a high traffic area, you’ll want a very durable door lock, therefore a higher grade of lock is more correct.

Picture 2: Great functions of fingerprint digital door lock

  • Step 2: Endurance consideration

Endurance is a level of grade. Once you choose a certain type of lock (and subsequent grade) for your home, you commonly choose the same lock after that, with the exception being the exterior doors of the home.

There are three Grade of a lock: Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3. For example, deadbolts for people’s apartments are available in Grades 1, 2 and 3, with Grade 1 providing the highest level of security, followed by Grades 2 and 3. Heleh’s Grade 1 and 2 products generally include the Smartkey cylinder, and all grades of products are BHMA certified. According to deadbolt grade levels, you can make many choices for your styles and finishes. All Heleh deadbolts have a 1-inch throw, which are appreciated and recommended by customers and lock specialists.

Knobs and levers for people’s apartments and buildings are available in Grades 2 and 3, with Grade 2 products generally including the Smartkey cylinder. Both grades produced are BHMA certified. Heleh products are often checked to a grade higher than what they are certified for because Heleh specialists understand how people use their lock products. They design their products to withstand the frequent use and satisfy even the most fastidious customers.

For different grades and styles of lock, Heleh provides a range of functions to satisfy for each need of customers.

  • Step 3: Aesthetics consideration

Aesthetics is the last consideration only after you finish two above-mentioned steps. Fortunately, three grades of locks have a wide range of shapes and finishes to match the décor of your home. “Aesthetics will always be an essential factor, but it shouldn’t be the first one,” Specialists said. “It really relies on what is important to the particular consumer.”

In addition to the three important consideration above-mentioned, price or cost is always one of the most concerning point. Traditionally, as the price point increases, there are more grade choices and with those come additional choices in styles and features.

Picture 3: A modern house should be installed with a high-tech door lock

With these bold steps, your suitable door lock is only one deadbolt away. But before you go ahead to the shop, check out some additional tips from our locksmiths and engineers.

3. Tips from the Pros

“When securing your home, make sure your deadbolt meets Grade 1 requirements with a 1-inch throw to maximize security. A throw is the actual bolt that slides into the door jamb and locks the door.”

“No matter which door lock you choose, make sure to look for the UL on the packaging. This indicates that fire safety standards of that door lock is met (crucial to have on the door that goes between the home and the garage).”