Deadbolts or deadlocks are locking mechanisms which allow opening only through rotation of a lock cylinder. In this way they differ from the more regular lock and key mechanisms which operate with a spring to hold the bolt in place. Deadlocks make entry into a building more difficult without the right key in your possession.
These have a key on one side and a turning doorknob on the other.
These operate with a key on both sides and usually no turning knob.
Which resist the ability to pry open a door.
With double-cylinder deadlocks it is important however to consider safety, such as having quick access to a key in the case of fire. It is also important not to find yourself locked in your house! A way around these problems is to have a key available always near the keyhole, perhaps on a hook, or to only engage the deadlock when the house is empty.
However there is not much point in having deadlocks on doors if easy entry can be gained through windows, either through sliding them off their tracks or breaking the glass. Ways around this include installing tempered laminated glass, and/or various locking devices for windows such as sliding window locks, window latches, patio door locks requiring a key, patio door pins, or track-grips for sliding windows. For sliding doors, you can install deadlocks or a reinforced strike-plate.
For added home security, consider using padlocks on gates and sheds, motion detectors and monitored alarms, and purchasing a safe for locking up your precious items and cash if you have any in the house. For your business, consider who has access to your premises, and whether you have a record of all the people with keys to the building, including past employees. You can add layers of security with access control through pin pads or swipe cards and electronic locks on doors.
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