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3 Factors To Consider Before Buying A New Lock

Replacing Locks

Keep these factors in mind when you’re replacing your locks.

At some point, you’ll need to buy a new lock for your home.  Whether it’s because you have moved into a new home or your current locks have simply worn out, there are a lot of reasons for you to take this step. Your locks are your first line of defense for protecting your home, so it’s important that you put some thought into the lock you choose to buy. Here are some factors that should play a role in your decision.

Lock Location

If you are planning to place a lock on an exterior door, you will choose a different one than you would use for an interior door. Think about where you’re planning to put your lock before you buy a new one. For example, if you’re searching for a new lock for your bathroom, you’ll need a different one than a front door lock.

Lock Features

Different locks have different qualities, so it’s important to know which features your potential lock has. If you’re looking at a smart lock, you will be getting a modern lock that offers you a sense of flexibility as you’ll be able to transfer keys via a smartphone.  Deadbolts provide an extra sense of security because they are particularly hard for would-be burglars to pick.

Security Grade

All locks are not the same. Some are better equipped to protect your home than others and you can tell which ones they are by looking at their security gradings. These are ratings assigned to locks that reflect the materials used and durability. Lock manufacturers have their locks graded to see how many cycles a particular lock can take before wearing down. This is a good measure of durability so do your research on security grades before you choose a new lock.


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