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Locksmith services are needed to avoid break-ins, burglaries, and invasions. Listed below are frequently asked questions on the subject.Little secrets on how to keep your house secure and how you can avoid losing your keys.
My door has a window on or near it. What is the best lock for it?
If you have a window on or near your door, a dead bolt is not a good lock to use. The glass on the window can be broken and the intruder can just stick a hand in and unlock the bolt and turn the door knob. The best lock would be a double cylinder lock that would also need a key on the inside.
I’m about to replace my door. Do I have to consider the lock that goes along with it?
If you are deeply concerned of your home’s security, then you may also need to take into consideration, not just your locks, but also the thickness of your door. According to the professionals at Locksmith Anthem, it is recommended to have a 45 mm in thickness as this is the most reliable type, when talking about security.
How can lost keys be avoided?
The most practical solution is to buy a key chain. Place all your keys here so you won’t have to lose them again. You also need to remember where you put the key chain.
Is the quality of the door important for my security?
Of course, it is. Having excellent door locks but a hollow door is basically contradictory. The door must be made of very strong materials and have durable hinges. It must also be aligned often to ensure the latch locks well into the strike plate.
Can I adjust the strike plate alone?
It's not difficult to adjust the strike plate of your door locks but you must be sure the job is done with precision or the door won't lock properly. Check that the bolt of your security locks is inserted all the way into the hole of the strike plate and the door is secured.