Virginie. Door Locks. December 15th , 2017.
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.
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.
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.
uPVC Door and double glazing multipoint locks are prone to jamming shut where maintenance has been neglected or the weather prevents the mechanism in the door working smoothly. Depending on the type of uPVC door lock fitted in the door there are various methods of unjamming.Our locksmith found that cheaper doors are usually fitted with roller type locks.These locks have rollers that slide up and down into keeps when the handle on the door is lifted upwards.These doors can be unjammed using a wide flat steel bar or door spreader. The rollers will easily pop out of the keeps unjamming the door when a spreading force is exerted. This is also considered a security flaw in older uPVC doors since it is such an easy method of opening the door. Our locksmith found that on the more modern and expensive makes of door, hook and deadbolt style multipoint locks are fitted.
The following three biometric locks illustrate the three types of available biometric locks: deadbolt, latch and mortise locks. They differ in the depth of their installation and the operation of the locking systems. All of these are available in designs that match most doors. 1Touch XK Keyless Biometric Mortise Lock With this mortise lock, you can enroll up to 99 users, guests and administrators and then set guest codes to automatic deletion on a certain time and date. It is a commercial-grade mortise lock with deadbolt and its optical sensor is protected from the elements with a sliding cover. Upon lifting the sliding cover, you will activate the fingerprint scanner. This lock and other biometric locks are available at axxisbiometrics.com. 1Touch Gold Biometric Tubular Latch Fingerprint Door Lock
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