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All About Locks!

Written August 30, 2017 by Maeghan Duckett

Are you contemplating changing your locks?

Are you confused by the many different types of locks?

Let us help!

There are several types of locks but today we will be covering the four of the most common types of locks.

Padlocks! Padlocks are the only type of lock that’s typically not permanently attached to anything else. They vary in sizes, are portable and free standing, and are the easiest type of lock 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 thumbturn. Single cylinder deadbolts are the most common. They use a key cylinder on the outside and a thumbturn (rosary) on the inside to open or close the lock.

Knob Locks! Knob locks are often installed in residential situations on exterior doors in addition to deadbolts, and are sometimes used as the primary source of security for doors.

Levers! Lever handle locks are often times used for inner doors in commercial settings. They are easier to open than knob locks. They 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 and when you are out purchasing your next set of locks, you can use this information to decipher which doors – need which lock.

Security Lock and Safe wants the best for your home and or business! Call us today at (770) 422-2483 if you still are trying to decide on the best locks for you.