Door Locks. Thursday , December 07th , 2017 - 04:05:11 AM
Making sure that there is a patio door lock on your sliding glass door is something that is very important in order to ensure that your home is safe and secure. There are a lot of different places that a burglar might try to enter a home and one of them is through the patio door. Having a good lock on this door is just as important as having one on the front door of your home. Here are a few things that you will want to take a look at when you are trying to find the best lock for your patio door. There are a lot of different options available for sliding glass door locks that you will be able to use with your patio door, so you will want to think about the style that you are going to use. One of the styles that you can choose from is a foot operated one. This is one of the best styles if you have a little bit of trouble bending down to move things aside with your hands. All you will have to do is step on the part of the lock that releases it when you want to unlock the door, and then when you want to lock the door back all you have to do is secure the lock with your foot.
These require a little more skill to unjam.Firstly spread the door gap carefully and hold open with soft wooden wedges to prevent frame damage. Once the location of the hooks or deadbolts are identified you can retract them manually by forcing them inwards with a strong screwdriver or bent instrument. Ensure the key has been turned into the unlock position before forcing any hooks back in place as the turn of the key is the secondary locking feature and will not allow the bolts to retract. Once the door is open you can identify the cause of the problem. usually it will be down to a failed gearbox on the multipoint lock. These contain complex cast parts that are prone to shattering and shearing when the door is particularly stiff when locking. Replacement of the gearboxes is possible on 90% of multipoint locks however some welded and riveted versions such as Millenco will require a complete locking strip. Gearbox prices can range from between £10 and £50. Locking strips more pricey can range between £30 and £150 depending on the make and model of the lock. Millenco locks feature two separate spindle gears.
This power-using lock, also available at axxisbiometrics.com, is one of Axxis biometric fingerprint door locks that use a sliding cover that acts as protection for the sensor and the lock and acts as a switch to turn on the digital scanner to accept your fingerprint and grant entry. It also offers pin code access and override key options. Axxis Biometrics BD1-HS Biometric Fingerprint Deadbolt This is the Axxis lock rated by Good Housekeeping as one of its best biometric door locks. It incorporates an enhanced motor, an ANSI Grade 1-rated deadbolt and a keyway resistant to bumping, picking or drilling. Just like other Axxis biometric locks, the sensor is also protected with a sliding cover. Other Axxis models have remote control devices. To enable you to focus on looking at lock style and finish, look for lock brands that have proven performance through the years. These brands have experience, research and technology that back the quality of their biometric door locks.
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