When building a new home there are so many little things that you need to decide on that you probably didn't think of when you started the process. One of these decisions is what type of door handles and door locks to use on the entry way(s) to your home. While some people may want to just go with the cheapest models possible, this is not a good idea for many reasons. When it comes to door locks, and most any type of product for sale, you get what you pay for. If you choose a cheap model, it probably won't last long and will not offer a high degree of protection. One of the best ways to make sure your home is safe and secure is by installing deadbolt locks. Having deadbolt locks on your exterior doors gives you added protection from intruders, as a door with a deadbolt is much more difficult to open. You can read more below about why a deadbolt is a good choice for keeping your family and your valuables safe.
Installing deadbolt locks is quite simple to do when your home is being built and there are also options that can easily be installed on doors where traditional deadbolt locks will not work. With any type of product that is mechanical and used often, it is essential that the product is made of high quality materials and features a proven design. The reason for this is because it will undergo countless numbers of operations and if the design is flawed or the materials are of a poor quality the unit will malfunction. This is why some of the cheaper, low quality units will fail in as little time as 1-2 years. You probably plan on being in your home for longer than that and you should purchase a product that will last you for many years to come. One manufacturer of deadbolt locks that provides a great selection of high quality, yet affordable products is Nu-Set.
You can visit the website for Nu-Set at http://www.nuset.com/home-security-deadbolt-c-37_58.html,
where you can not only view photos of their products but also complete descriptions with technical specifications. They have models available in a variety of finishes including: chrome satin, polished brass, and antique brass. These are also available in sets with matching door knob units as well. Many of the Nu-Set models can be keyed alike so you can have one key for all of your door locks and deadbolt locks. While many people choose a deadbolt unit that is operated with a thumb switch, installing deadbolt locks that can only be operated with a key offers added protection for you and your family.
These key operated deadbolt locks are a good solution if your door has any glass in it, because an intruder would need a key to open the deadbolt if they break the glass. With a thumbscrew operated model an intruder could simply turn the switch and open the door. This added degree of protection offers you the piece of mind that you seek from the Nu-Set line of door security products. You can visit their website above for more information on deadbolt locks and all of the other high quality products available from Nu-Set.
Whether you are changing the locks on a multi-unit facility or are considering options for a new building, we have the assortment of locks that will meet your needs for security and convenience. Our inventory includes a wide assortment of deadbolt locks that provide you with the ultimate in security. A deadbolt lock is often used together with a doorknob lock or lever lock for entry way doors as they add an extra barrier against intruders. When you are concerned about intruders, choosing one of our jimmy-proof deadbolts can help you feel safer. Made of heavy duty materials, our deadbolts have the features that will help ensure they can’t be picked or jimmied open without the key. Like all of our doorknob locks and handle set locks, Nu-Set can customized all of our deadbolts to your desired keycodes. Whether you are choosing from single cylinder deadbolt, double cylinder deadbolt, the jimmy proof deadbolts or our heavy duty deadbolts and latches , you can order them keyed-alike, master-keyed, or protect-a lock keyed.
There is more than one type of deadbolt lock. They may come with a single cylinder which means only one side is locked with a key. This gives you the option of opening the door from one side (typically the outside) with a key while a turn knob opens it from the other side. The single cylinder style deadbolt lets you secure your home against the outside world while giving you the ease of unlocking the door with a twist of a knob from the inside. When leaving your property, the retractable latch automatically click into the strike plate to keep your door locked. You will need a key to open the deadbolt from the outside but there is no need to lock with a key. Our single cylinder deadbolt is great if you tend to forget to lock up behind you or you always have to spend time fishing for the house key from the bottom of your bag. Our single cylinder deadbolt can be keyed-alike (KA) to your desired 5-pin keycode as well as Mater-keyed (MK), or Protect-A-Lock (PK) to serve your needs.
On the other hand, a double cylinder deadbolt must be unlocked on both sides with a key. Think of a double cylinder deadbolt as a lock combining two locks into one. Having two locks in one slot on top of a doorknob lock makes this type of deadbolt attractive since it offers maximum security. Even if an intruder successfully picked the outer lock, the inner cylinder is still locked. Many people use a double cylinder deadbolt to lock glass pane door, garden gate, etc. so that intruder cannot reach into the inside knob and unlock the deadbolt from the outside. When choosing an entry door lock, you will need to decide which style of deadbolt will be best for your needs. Double cylinder deadbolts are used in homes, offices, and a wide variety of other facilities. The double cylinder deadbolt is particularly popular in high crime rate areas as it deters picking and prying. Because a double cylinder lock requires you to use a key in order to lock and unlock your door from either side, this could delay emergency escape if the deadbolt is locked and the user from the inside does not have access to a key. If you prefer the extra security of a double-cylinder deadbolt lock, check with your local authority to make sure this type of lock does not violate construction regulations. Also make sure that all those authorized personnel inside your property have easy access to the key if your double cylinder deadbolt is kept in a locked position. Our double cylinder deadbolt can be keyed-alike (KA) to your desired 5-pin keycode as well as Mater-keyed (MK), or Protect-A-Lock keyed (PK) to serve your needs.
If you or your family members have the tendency to run out of the house without a key, you should consider our Jimmy Proof deadbolts to help prevent those urgent calls requesting a lockout rescue. Equipped with maximum security design, the jimmy proof deadbolts keep intruders away and ensure you will not accidentally lock yourself out since you must lock them from the outside with your key or somebody must lock the deadbolt by turning the knob or with a key from the inside. Unlike most standard deadbolts, jimmy proof deadbolts are much sturdier and hard to pick. Jimmy proof deadbolts are particularly popular in severe weather environments with extensively harsh wet and cold winter. While locking yourself out may cause inconvenience in warm climate, being locked outdoor in a blizzard can be fatal if assistance arrives late. Jimmy proof deadbolts are commonly used in the American Northeast, Midwest, Northwest Canada, and Northern Europe. This kind of heavy duty deadbolt requires the drilling of a few extra holes but provides the security from intruders and lockouts that makes the extra effort worthwhile.
Our double cylinder jimmy proof interlocking deadbolt is a good choice for keeping all types of areas safe. This lock is keyed on both sides using 5 pin tumbler and the heavy metal strike plate keeps the deadbolt hooked in place that effectively resists picking and tempering. Unlike regular door locks that rely on a retractable latch to keep the door locked in place, the jimmy proof deadbolts release two interlocking bolts from opposite direction that snugly snap the door firmly hooked into the strike plate leaving no room for intruder to get in between to displace the bolt. This unique double hooking mechanism is what makes this type of deadbolt difficult to challenge! This heavy duty deadbolt is surface mounted and made with hardened steel pins to secure your door. The jimmy proof locks are bulkier and sturdier. Unlike many deadbolts commonly found on the market nowadays, jimmy proof deadbolts are made with much thicker materials. This lock is an extremely durable security device that will help to give you peace of mind in any environment.
Our single cylinder deadbolt in this series offers the same type of security you need. Using the same interlocking bolt features, the single cylinder jimmy proof deadbolt can be locked and unlocked with a turn knob from the inside while using a key to operate the deadbolt from the outside. The jimmy proof deadbolts are also equipped with a shutter. Hidden between the turn knob and the cylinder, the shutter automatically blocks the inlet where the cylinder spindle goes if the cylinder is removed. In other words, if an intruder forcibly removes the deadbolt cylinder from the outside, the shutter completely covers the spindle hole making it impossible to tinker with the internal knob. Our jimmy proof single and double cylinder deadbolt can be keyed-alike (KA) to your desired 5-pin keycode as well as Mater-keyed (MK), or Protect-A-Lock keyed (PK) to serve your needs.
We have other heavy duty deadbolts in stock for your choice. Our heavy duty deadbolt and night latch are fine examples. The Nu-Se Heavy Duty deadbolt, alternatively called a “rim deadbolt” or “surface mount rim cylinder deadbolt” on the market is a single cylinder deadbolt with a 5 pin tumbler cylinder that requires a key to lock and unlock from the outside. A heavy duty plate keeps the thumb-turn knob firmly in place allowing you to lock the deadbolt from the inside with the ease of a twist. Once the knob is turned, it keeps the bolt in a retracted position. Again, this feature ensures your deadbolt doesn’t accidentally lock you out. Install by lining up the jamb mounting strike plate with the lock. Like our jimmy proof deadbolt, our heavy duty deadbolt is made with harden casing and the thicker materials makes it more durable and pick-resistant.
The Nu-Set Heavy Duty Night Latch offers you one more option to keep your entry way secure. Our heavy duty night latch has all the deadbolt features and it includes a bonus latch holdback function. Combining the automatic locking mechanism of a spring-controlled latch with the manually-controlled deadbolt, our heavy duty night latch can be distinguished by a holdback button. The latch holdback button keeps the spring-operated latch in the extended or retracted position. This means you can just let go of the door to lock automatically behind you. But if you want to run outside to pick up the newspaper or check the mail, just engage the latch holdback to make it function like a deadbolt. Turn the knob to the right and slide the holdback button up to keep the latch in the retracted position will keep the door close but the deadbolt unlocked. Release the button when you come back in and it will function like a retractable latch. The night latch is designed to keep you safe while preventing the embarrassment of locking yourself out. Furthermore, our heavy duty night latch can also offer the double security function like a double cylinder deadbolt. To enable this double-locking feature, slide the latch holdback button up to keep the latch in an extended position while the latch is in a locked position. Since the latch is locked, the cylinder will also be locked even with a valid key. While this type of deadbolt feature provides those inside the house maximal security, it effectively prevents any type of access including rescue worker in an emergency. Our heavy duty deadbolt and night latch can be keyed-alike (KA) to your desired 5-pin keycode as well as Mater-keyed (MK), or Protect-A-Lock keyed (PK) to serve your needs.
When you are considering which of our deadbolt locks to purchase, consider the ways that you use your locks every day. An entry door lock should be one that keeps you secure and comfortable. Not only should it provide the highest security, it should also provide the best convenience possible including lockouts. Deadbolts are a popular choice for securing entry ways into homes and businesses alike and we have the assortment of locks to make your facility the most secure it can be!