Home security is of prime importance. You want your possessions to remain safe inside and to have the “bad guys” remain outside. Locksmiths know that installing deadbolt locks in the proper manner and with high-quality materials is crucial to protecting your family and your home. Professional and durable deadbolts come in a variety of finishes, styles, colors, and security grades to meet your needs. An additional benefit is that most deadbolts have an easy, one-tool installation.

What Is a Deadbolt?

A deadbolt is a locking mechanism with a tough steel bolt that extends fully into the metal strike plate and doorjamb. It uses 3-inch screws on the strike plate. These screws go into the studs of the frame of your house. This anchor system adds an extra layer of protection to your home.

A deadbolt differs from a spring bolt lock because it cannot be moved to an open position except by rotation of a key. A deadbolt lock may be operated by a single cylinder or by a double cylinder. A single cylinder uses a key on one side of the door and a twist knob on the other side. Double cylinders use a key on both sides and therefore do not have a twist knob.

What Deadbolts Are the Best?

A good thing about the double cylinder is that it prevents any unlocking of the door you don’t want. It will halt a burglar who breaks a nearby window trying to gain access to an interior twist knob. You can install security exterior doors that use just small windows with hard to break glass. This will help prevent a burglar from breaking a larger regular window and reaching in.

However, double cylinder locks are often illegal, because of their difficulty to open from the inside. They violate fire safety regulations because they do not allow an easy exit in case of a fire. In fact, double cylinder deadbolts cannot go in any NYC apartments. Single cylinder deadbolts with a twist knob on the door’s interior are the most common.

Purple Locksmith NYC has professional specialists with more than 25 years of experience. The company employs state-licensed locksmiths who you can turn to if you are in the Manhattan, Upper West Side, or Greater New York City areas. There is also emergency service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with dispatchers who send professional technicians to solve problems with anything pertaining to your home security, home lockouts, and other situations.

Their skills range from re-keying or replacing locks all the way to the installation of a whole new security system, buzzer system, window guards, and more. We want you to feel safe and secure and have peace of mind.