Smart locks carries the same portability feature of its conventional counterpart. However, its security is being fortified as it does not need the key to unlock. In other words, they’ve removed the vulnerable aspect of traditional padlocks.
These padlocks use pass-codes, smartphones, and fingerprint to unlock, giving you more security and a variety of access methods.
These are commonly installed on external doors, and you’re given more freedom than their padlock counterparts. You have three variations to choose from: single, double, and lockable thumb-turn.
Single cylinder deadbolts are usually used by Americans in their homes. It uses a key cylinder and the thumb-turn to open/close the deadbolt lock.
These are commonly found in residential homes on external doors, an add-on to deadbolts. What’s more, they’re often used as the main foundation of security for doors.
These knob locks are not recommended for security as they can easily be broken by a hammer or a wrench behind the door knock. It’s best to replace these knob locks with passage knobs as it provides more security in your home or office.
Lever Handle Locks
These lever handle locks are commonly found in commercial buildings, and are utilized for inner door. They’re easier to open than its knob lock counterpart as it carries push down design. It does not have a grasp and turn style. Lever handle locks are used for handicap accessibility as well.
Cam locks are usually found on filing cabinets or other minor security OEM needs. They come in a number of lengths, and delivers a variation of cams to come with an additional locking mechanism.
You’re provided with a lot more room with cam locks, so it’s best to research thoroughly on the different varieties of cams and tailpieces.
These are commonly used on commercial doors and apartment doors. Rim and mortise locks are close to each other, but the hardware used greatly differs. Rim is utilized in rim latch locks, generally mounted inside of your apartment/office door.
On the other hand, mortise cylinder locks are threaded. What’ more, they’re screwed into the mortise hardware.
Euro Profile Cylinders
Often referred to as DIN cylinders, and they’re he go-to lock for security in Europe and other areas of the world. Euro Profile Cylinders are popular in North America as well, this goes with sliding glass door locks.
They have a number of variations, which are the following: single cylinder, double cylinder, and single cylinder with thumbturn.
Wall Mounted Locks
As the name goes, they’re locks mounted on walls. The most used variation for this type is the fireman’s box style lock. You’ll spot these in big businesses as a means of emergency access to the establishment’s office keys.
It’s more than a key storage. As a matter of fact, they can be used as small safety boxes and item deposits.
Interchangeable Core (IC) Cylinders
Interchangeable Core Cylinders are often used in bigger buildings and businesses. This is because it’s easy to re-key the lock as you only need to swap out the core without the need of taking the lock separately. These have 2 types of keys. They’re the standard operator key and the control key.
This covers a number of variation, which includes cabinet, desk, and lastly, sliding doors. Generally, it provides two main styles, which are the bolt style and push button style.
Regardless of what you’ve chosen, these have a flat metal that goes outside the lock in order to secure the device.
You’ll find these locks in vending machines and T-handle locks. However, there are times where these T-handle locks are used for different applications.
They’re super easy to replace, which makes them convenient. Opening the device entails pulling the t-handle lock out. It comes in two variation, one that comes with a spring latch, and the other a dead latch.
Jimmy Proof Deadbolts
These are a surface mount that can be commonly used on apartment buildings and on double doors. It’s a popular opinion because it only needs minimal modifications, making it efficient.
They’re on the same level of uniqueness with deadbolt interlocks as it comes with a jamb bracket. It prevents itself from being pulled apart.
Rim Latch Locks
It comes with a standard rim cylinder on one side. Its other side comes with a mount latch lock. These can auto-lock the door in your apartment complex, making it a go-to option for landlords.
While it’s true they don’t have the capacity to take on a strong amount of force, but you can strengthen it with other locks.
Key In Knob (KIK) Cylinders
You’ll often find this at the center of most knobs and levers. They’re really popular in a number of OEM applications, and you can even find them in sliding glass doors.
There is a KIK cylinder put in place with the use of a screw. On the downside, they all look the same, and have not standard specifications.
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