The first line of defense to a home burglar is a deadbolt. – a steel bolt that extends into the door jamb and strike plate of the door frame.

The FBI reports that a majority of break-ins are causesd by force entry, which means by either kicking the door in or breaking a door jam. This is why deadbolts are so important.

There are two types of deadbolt locks:

  1. Single Cylinder: This type of deadbolt has one keyhole and a knob on the other side – this is the most common type used in households
  2. Double Cylinder: This deadbolt is more secure because it’s activated through a key to operate it on both sides of the door

A deadbolt helps increase the security of your home and makes it a lot harder for intruders to attempt to break into your home. Also, since the deadbolt is a lot larger than a regular lock on your door it will take much longer for an intruder to try enter your home. If you are interested in getting a deadbolt for your home or office, contact Abington Locksmiths at 888-296-5625 or fill out our contact form online.