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Locks ad Bolts 2017: Your Ultimate Door Lock Buying Guide To ensure the safety of your belongings and your properties, you must always check all your doors if they are properly locked, and when it comes to locks, you need to invest in high-quality locks. When it comes to buying door locks, the things you need to consider are the security they can provide, their durability, and finish. When it comes to safety and security, it is important to purchase a door lock possessing the ability to withstand sledgehammer attacks, manually pulling attempts from the door and weight like a kid hanging from a door lever. To measure functionality or durability, it pertains to the dent-resistance from banging purses or keys against the door lock when entering, smooth functionality after years of use, and ease of use most especially when the door changes its fit into frame during rising and falling of seasonal temperatures. Finish is a measure of resilience against elements like scratching, humidity, salt and ultraviolet rays. Door locks are graded by ANSI (American National Standard Institute) and BHMA (Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association) to ensure compliance to industry security standards when it comes to the quality and durability of locks, following defined benchmarks of security and operation. The grading system is reflected by progressive levels which include the following: Grade 3: Basic Residential Security, Grade 2: Intermediate Level of Residential Security, and Grade 1 Highest Residential Security. If a product bears the ANSI and BHMA certification mark, then consumers are more confident and assured that they are only buying quality door locks, because these organizations’ certification requires strict product testing and auditing that leads to higher design specifications as well as manufacturing procedures. With the ANSI/BHMA certification, it assess the minimum acceptable requirements for operation, pull strength, key torque cycles, finish and impact resistance. The various types of locks include padlocks, deadbolts, knob locks, lever handle locks, furniture locks, vending/T-handle locks, rim latch locks, cam locks, rim or mortise locks, euro profile cylinders, wall mounted locks, interchangeable core cylinders, and key in knobs cylinders. Padlocks come either keyed or in combination, are not permanently attached to anything and some are portable and free standing. Deadbolts are installed on external doors that come single, double and lockable thumb turn. Used as a primary source of security for doors, knob locks are usually installed in residential establishments on their exterior doors in addition to the deadbolts. Lever handle locks are used for inner doors in various commercial settings are easier to operate than knob locks. Feel free to view our website or contact us directly for more information about the best security locks.How to Achieve Maximum Success with Products

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