The Variety of Locks We Use

lock typesWhen we think about the locks we use in our home most of the attention goes to the locks we use on our doors. We assume they are efficient as long as they lock properly. Aside from this we don’t give them much more thought.

There are a lot of different locks and each of them may serve a better purpose than the other.

Knob locks:

These are the ones that we are fairly familiar with. You will often find them on the exterior as well as the interior doors of our homes. They may look great and are easy to use, but they aren’t the best when it comes to security.

Leaver handles:

These are more common in the business setting, because they are convenient to use. Crooks who have to get beyond this type of handle will do so by apply pressure or torque to the handle.

Dead Bolts:

A lot of people are familiar with these and automatically realize that they are a high caliber lock and one chosen for the level of security they can offer. There are different types of deadbolts.

Aside from the locks that are important for doors there are furniture locks. These are the various types of locks that are used on desk drawers, safes, and cabinets.

These are just a few examples of the many types of locks. If you are going to your local hardware store to purchase new locks, then you can get to the point where you are overwhelmed. Having your locks changed by a Toronto locksmith can help you make the right choice based on your security requirements.

Not only are there different types of locks but there are different manufacturers. Some are high quality others are generic. High quality lock providers will spend a lot of time and money on research to bring the best product to the market. Low quality lock makers will spend money on the quickest and easiest production methods to keep their costs down, which in turn means they can offer their product at a cheaper rate.

When it comes to security this is one area that you want to insist on quality. Locks aren’t something that you have to replace every week, so paying a bit more for a top quality locking product is well worth the money.

You will find that you have a lot less issues when you purchase a brand name locking system.  Top names like Medeco, Schlage, and Mul-T-Lock are names that you want to look for.

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