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Residential Door Locks Bethesda, MD

Residential Door Locks Bethesda, MD

Project Description

MacArthur Locks & Doors had a lock replacement and new deadbolt lock project in Bethesda, MD. The homeowner called for a locksmith as they wanted to upgrade their locks to new security locks. We quickly responded to their request for a locksmith Bethesda as the homeowner was looking for a residential locksmith. We were able to replace all the exterior locks with new locks and added deadbolt locks.

Getting to Know Deadbolt Locks

Deadbolts are door security systems that have an extended bolt that, when inserted into the door jamb, prevents forced entry. They are a low-cost method of securing your house. In comparison to standard residential door locks, deadbolts are more sturdy and resistant to pressure and force. Conventional locks are prone to failure and are relatively easy to manipulate.

The aim of a deadbolt is to prevent a door from being pushed open by an outside force. The lock is made up of one or more cylinders that are joined together by a latch. Putting a metal bolt into a hole in the striking plate of a door results in the creation of a robust and solid lock that will last for years. They may be opened with a key on one or both sides or by using a rotating lock mechanism that moves the bolt in the opposite direction of rotation.

What are the three major components of deadbolt locks?  

  • The cylinder of a lock is the component into which the key is inserted to activate the lock. A tapered cylinder provides much more security than an untapered cylinder.
  • A bolt is the metal component that secures the door to the door frame. When locked, the bolt should extend at least one inch over the door's edge and be made of strong metal such as reinforced steel.
  • A strike plate is a piece of metal that is attached to the inside of the door frame. The striking plates bolster the bolt's strength by preventing it from ripping through the door frame when pushed open. To provide optimal security, line the strike plate with the door's lock and use screws longer than 1 1/2 inches into the door frame.

Varieties of Deadbolts

There are two types of deadbolt locks available. Depending on the application, users may opt to purchase an inside deadbolt or a surface-mounted lock for their doors.

Inside Deadbolt

While internal deadbolt locks are more challenging to install, they give far more protection against thieves and robbers than external deadbolts. An internal deadbolt is installed inside the door, and the bolt makes contact with the strike installed within the door. The door’s exterior is secured by a key or combination lock, and an internal latch protects the interior of the door. Intruders will have a tough time deactivating the lock due to this configuration.

Surface-Mounted Lock

Installing surface mount locks is a simple process. They are ideally suited for providing privacy or preventing someone (such as children) from accessing an area where they are not permitted to. A sliding bolt attaches the door to the door frame when it is mounted on the door’s surface (door jamb). The door has a key entrance lock on the outside and a deadbolt lock on the inside, with the key entry lock on the outside.

For the key entry lock and door to be operated properly, the key must lift or elevate the bolt from its housing, which is located within the bolt case. A latch is responsible for activating the inner deadbolt, and both cylinders and rim or jamb are offered in two different configurations. A night latch is a term used to describe a deadbolt lock that is mounted on the surface of a door.

Call MacArthur Locks & Doors for residential door locks repair services as soon as you need assistance with upgrading your home locks. Adding a deadbolt lock is a good idea when you wish to improve your lock security, when you get locked out, or when previous tenants move out, or new people come in. If you need to update your locks, make sure to contact a skilled residential door locks repair company.

For all of your lock and door security needs, MacArthur Locks & Doors is a name you can trust! For commercial locksmiths and auto locksmiths services, we also offer rekeying services. We also install access control systems and high-security locks in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding areas. Contact us if you need emergency locksmith services. Give us a call at (202) 760-4589 to learn more about our residential door locks upgrade services.

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