Being broken into can cause a ton of stress, not to mention a loss of your valuable possessions. If you live in the New York City area, home security is more important than ever. Before you decide what type of lock system to install in your home or apartment, it’s a good idea to understand the different features available for each. Let’s take a look at some of the best lock systems to use in New York City so you have better peace of mind.
The Classic Deadbolt
The deadbolt is a tried-and-true lock system that adds an additional layer of security to your door. Deadbolts use a bolt that extends into a borehole which is added to the frame of your doorway. When you manipulate the deadbolt with a key, it extends or retracts, opening or closing the door. A single cylinder deadbolt may have a thumb turn mechanism that could allow it to move without the use of a key, which means it’s not as secure. Install deadbolts that are made of steel and feature more than one cylinder so they’re much harder to breach with a hand or a kick to the door.
Combining technology with convenience, smart locks are the wave of the future when it comes to home security. Most smart locks do not require a key, but rather they need a user-created code in order to gain entry. And while most smart locks are made of quality materials, they can still be hacked by wise burglars if you’re not careful. Look for locks that contain special software that prevents remote access by tech-savvy criminals. Some models also include remote monitoring that will alert you through an app on your smartphone if it appears that someone has tried to gain access. You should change your access code regularly if you use a smart lock just to keep outsiders on their toes.
Mortise locks are threaded into a lock body that is inserted into a rectangular pocket already cut into the door. They’re very easy to remove and replace, and you don’t need to replace the entire lock body. It’s important to be sure that the diameter of your old cylinder matches the updated cylinder you replace it with so there are no gaps. Always double check your measurements, ensuring a snug fit. With a quality mortise lock, you’ll notice high-grade materials like hardened steel that resist lock picking and resistance from forced entry. They should be almost impossible for a drill bit or other object to get into the metal and compromise the lock. Install one in conjunction with a deadbolt for the best security.
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