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Selecting And Installing A Door Lock

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Choosing The Right Lock

Caring for the safety of your home, you have already bought a door and are now thinking about installing a lock. A qualitative solution to this issue depends on two key factors: the correct choice of the lock and proper installation.

Today it is not difficult to choose a good locking mechanism, since in online stores and specialized companies for installing and replacing locks a wide range of lock products from leading manufacturers is presented.

Before choosing, first of all, you should decide on the type of construction you are interested in. Most often, locks of three types of structures are used: cylinder, level and electronic.

It is important to know that only locks of 3–4 reliability classes are suitable for this type of door, the first two classes can be installed on doors of smaller premises. If the reliability class is not indicated on the packaging at all, they should simply be ignored.

Cylinder. It belongs to the most common and popular category, this is due to the design features. The locking part of the mechanism is a cylinder, which in all locks of this type has a standard shape and size. The ease of core replacement explains the popularity of this design. A cylinder is a set of code pins set at a specific position that exactly matches the key configuration. Ease of replacement is both a plus and a minus of the mechanism, since the robber will not have much difficulty knocking it out. Locks of a high class of reliability are protected from knocking out by an armored tab.

Suvaldny. This design represents a mechanism whose secrecy is ensured by a set of plates (suvald) of a special configuration. This is a solid and reliable device, however, due to the large size of the well, it is available for opening with master keys. Therefore, high-end models are equipped with special protection in the form of false grooves and cuts on the levers, tabs and patch plates.
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Electronic. They belong to the most expensive and protected category, since they do not have keyholes and can be unlocked with magnetic cards, using the remote control, dialing a specific code, or by scanning a fingerprint or retina. In addition, locking devices are divided into overhead and mortise. For metal doors, the second mortise option is usually used, since this ensures the secrecy of the installation and does not spoil the appearance of the door leaf.
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Door Lock Installation

To install the lock requires a set of special tools, the ability to own them and installation skills. Mortise mechanisms are available in two options: the lock bar is installed on the end of the door and secretly when only the crossbars are visible. In the first case, you can still take the risk with your own installation, in the second, you should still entrust this to a specialist.

The installation process is quite time-consuming and requires special skills, since the tie-in and fastening must be done qualitatively and aesthetically. Why the installation of the lock should be entrusted to the masters of our company:

  • The company employs highly qualified masters with many years of experience.
  • They have modern production equipment and
  • special tools with which accuracy and high quality of work performed are ensured.
  • You can make a purchase of a lock and call a wizard immediately on the company’s website or by using the indicated phone numbers.

100% Satisfaction Rate

Mateo Cruz

Fast service and best price I could find. Used him for a missing mailbox key and then again at a rental property I own. Will definitely use again ! Thanks Dannis!

Saanvi Decker

Alex changed the deadbolts and door lever for me. He is fast, detail oriented and did a great job. He even helped to do the door alignment for free. Highly recommend.

Alina Crowfard

Wow this guy arrived quickly during the later hours of the day, changed the lock expertly, gave me a discount and he was on to the next call!
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