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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Get Familiar With Your Home Door Hardware/Locking Systems

Door hardware is available in a variety of functions to meet the varied needs of homeowners.
A single cylinder deadbolt is typically used on a front or back exterior door and is operated with a key from the exterior of the home and a thumb turn from the interior.

A double cylinder deadbolt is typically used on a front or back exterior door and is operated with a key from both the exterior and interior of the home. Double cylinder deadbolts are recommended when a window is in close proximity to the door. The interior keyway prevents an intruder from accessing your home by breaking the glass and turning the thumb turn to open the door.

A keyed product (handleset, entryset, knob or lever) is generally used for exterior applications. It is operated with a key from the exterior of the home and a turn button or turn knob from the interior.
A privacy knob or lever is generally used on a bathroom or bedroom door. It provides a turn button lock or turn knob on the inside and comes with an emergency release on the outside that allows the door to be unlocked by inserting an emergency release tool.

A passage knob or lever is generally used on closets or other rooms that do not require locking.
A dummy knob or lever does not operate and is often used as a door pull or for aesthetic purposes only.


Information courtesy of our friends at Weiser Lock. Outsmart Criminals Get Weiser!

Todd

PS - Remember, when you go with Todd Michaels...it's a lock.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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It's true, when you go with Barry Donovan...it's a lock.

7:50 AM

 

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