Type of Locks!
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There are several types of locks but today we will be covering the four of the most common types of locks.
Types of Locks
Padlocks! Padlocks are the only type that’s typically not permanently attached to anything else. They vary in sizes. Padlocks are portable and free standing. Additionally, these are the easiest type to recognize.
Deadbolts! Deadbolts are usually installed on external doors and have a few more options than padlocks. Deadbolts come in three primary varieties: single, double, and lockable thumb-turn. Single cylinder deadbolts are the most common. Moreover, they use a key cylinder on the outside and a thumb-turn (rosary) on the inside to open or close the lock.
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Knob Locks! These are often installed in residential situations on exterior doors in addition to deadbolts. They are sometimes used as the primary source of security for doors.
Lever Handle Hocks! These are often times used for inner doors in commercial settings. They are easier to open than knob locks. Lever Handles have a large push down style handle. Frequently when handicap accessibility is important, lever locks are used.
Hopefully, after reading this blog post, you feel a bit more informed on the four common types of locks. When you are out purchasing your next set of locks, you can use this information to decipher which doors – need which lock.
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About Hallford Brothers Security Lock and Safe, LLC
Hallford Brothers Security Lock and Safe, LLC is licensed, insured and bonded. We provide upfront pricing, guarantee our work and sell all major brands. Since 1963 Commercial Clients and Homeowners have relied on us to help keep their property secure and their property safe.
Hallford Brothers Security Lock and Safe, LLC operates out of its Store Front, Shop and Showroomat 705 Roswell Street, Marietta, 30060. We are about a ½ mile west of the Big Chicken on Roswell Street. Convenient to everyone!