Door Locks. Friday , December 08th , 2017 - 22:05:17 PM
Over the years the evolution of door and lock security has been improved thanks to advances in technology. Burglars and intruders constantly think of new ways to break into a house or a building. You have to keep yourself abreast with the latest security advancements if you dont want to become vulnerable to unwanted visitors. Instead of using a traditional lock and key, many people are now advocating digital door locks. You dont need a key to enter or leave your home if you use this type of lock. A digital door lock only requires a PIN code, an electronic key, a swipe card, or a remote control. You can use this door lock in either a home or a commercial building. That way, you dont have to worry about bringing or losing your keys anymore. The obvious benefit of digital door locks is that you can limit the people that enter your home without a physical key.
Choose a lock able to work with your existing automatic door closer, remote control device and alarm systems. For safety purposes, make sure that your automatic closers have safety mechanisms that enable them to reverse and stop if they are obstructed. Before installing door locks, make sure that the garage door, hinge mechanisms, rollers, tracks are working properly. See to it also that your door handles, lever, pulls and bells are installed correctly, not only for aesthetics purposes but for convenience. Here are some door locks that you can check out: Keyed Cylinder T-Handle Lock in Chrome This is an all-metal garage door lock from Prime Line, available at hardwarestore.com. It is used together with an interior Swivel Lock Handle or a locking hub and it can replace most overhead sectional steel or wood garage doors keyed with T lock handles. This lock can also be used on doors of mobile homes and recreational vehicles.
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.
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