Door Locks. Wednesday , December 06th , 2017 - 05:19:40 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.
What happens during a power failure? Can you still enter and exit? Digital door locks are always equipped with a battery backup so you can still use it even when theres a power interruption. The system will alarm when its time to replace the battery. Installing a digital door lock will definitely intimidate a potential burglar or intruder. Just the sight of it will be enough to discourage the sneaky criminal to think twice about breaking into your home or office. Some of the high end locks are designed to inform you if someone is trying to destroy the lock and get inside your home without your authorization. If you use a PIN to enter your home, the lock will alarm if the unauthorized person inputs the wrong combination for a certain number of times already. Many models even have a safety feature so that if you are not able to suddenly open your lock they are equipped with a mechanical key override.
If your door only uses the one hole it is possible to carefully dismantle the gearbox and sway over the sheared gear for the redundant gear and then re-assemble for an easy fix. This can save you £75 for a new strip so is well worth trying. Its a secret tip that a lot of locksmiths would prefer the customer did not know! Once the lock is repaired and back in the door you may find that door still fells stiff on locking. This is probably the reason your door failed in the first instance and it needs to be resolved before you continue regular use of the uPVC door. Usually an adjustment on the top hinge of the door, winding the screw a few turns to pull the top corner of the door up and inwards will solve the issue. Some more misaligned doors will require keeps in the frame adjusting to ensure the lock is meshing smoothly without forcing. You should never be forcing the handle up when locking the door, if it does not work smoothly you will be applying unnecessary force and ultimately break the lock again. I hope that this quick guide is of use and saves you all some money, however if you feel anything here is out of your depth or you lack the required tools to do so, please call a local locksmith to help.
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