24 Sep Locks Provide Cost-Efficient Home Security
When it comes to keeping your home secure, we know the costs can add up quickly when considering home security systems. However, there is one type of product that you can maintain and update for a relatively low price – locks.
You may not think a whole lot about your home locks, but they are actually the cornerstone of your security system. A high-quality lock can prevent unwanted intruders from even opening your door. Read on to learn more about the best types of locks to install and maintain for better home security. There are options for every budget!
A deadbolt lock does more to deter an intruder than any other type of security measure. When a burglar sees a deadbolt above a doorknob, they start to second-guess entering your home.
If your door has a window within arms reach of the deadbolt, you should install a double cylinder deadbolt. These locks use a key on both sides of the door.
Ifyou have a single cylinder deadbolt installed on your door, an intruder could potentially break the window and turn the inside knob to unlock it. While many thieves and intruders are capable of defeating a simple keyed-deadbolt, it does give them pause before they enter, knowing there is more time involved and the risk of being seen.
A quality deadbolt lock can be purchased at your local home improvement store for around $25-50 and installed by you within an hour.
Keypad locks are an improvement over the traditional deadbolt lock, as they have a keypad requiring a specific combination to unlock them. An intruder can’t pick these locks, but there is a chance for a determined thief to choose an ideal location and try to gain the combination for entry.
Keypad locks can typically be purchased at your local home improvement center for around $100 and installed by you within 1-2 hours (this includes the creation of your unique combination).
Biometric Locks are the cream of the crop when it comes to home door locks. These locks use your fingerprint to unlock the door. They also normally come with a free app for your smartphone to control the lock, so that if you have to leave suddenly and forget to lock the door, you can log in to the app and lock or unlock the door remotely.
Most thieves don’t possess the technology to try and hack biometric locks, which is a bonus security feature. These locks normally start at $250 and can go up to $800 depending on their features. They also require a professional installer.
If you are interested in learning more about which lock is right for you, or which lock fits in your budget, visit us today at 303-974-0215 to find out more. For over 16 years, we have been Denver’s choice for home security solutions to keep your family safe.