Deadbolt installation is one of the many services a locksmith can offer.
Installing them on your doors provides another layer of security for your property.
What’s more, deadbolt installation is cheaper than other measures of home security.
Also, they are easy and quick to install.
If you have the tools and knowledge to perform it in your home, why not?
If not, you may call a locksmith from Speedy Locks for assistance.
How to Install a Deadbolt
Here are the steps on how to do deadbolt installation:
- Utilize the given template by the manufacturer for the marking of the reference points.
It should sit around six inches above the doorknob.
- Cut the marked holes on the door’s face using a hole saw.
- Make a hole for the latch on the side of the door using a drill.
- Create an indent for the faceplate on the side of the door using a wood chisel.
- Drill pilot holes to screw the set screws easier.
- Install the faceplate.
- Install the deadbolt and fasten it using the screws.
How Much Does a Deadbolt Installation Cost?
As mentioned above, deadbolts are cheaper than other safety tools and hardware.
Of course, deadbolt installation is also less expensive than our other types of services.
If you choose to conduct a do-it-yourself method, check the local hardware for the prices.
Hiring us may cost you more than a DIY method, but it is more convenient and efficient.
How Long Does a Deadbolt Installation Take?
If you do a DIY deadbolt installation, it will take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your pacing.
As for a locksmith, it will take 10 to 15 minutes only.
Can someone pick a deadbolt lock?
Burglars have their own ways; we know some of them, but they create new methods.
Hence, we do our best to improve our ways and skills to counter their attempts.
What is sure is that deadbolt locks can withstand a tremendous amount of force, which is why they are perfect for an extra layer of security.
Parts of a Deadbolt Lock
A deadbolt lock has four primary parts, namely:
- Cylinder – the cylinder is the body of the lock.
It is where you insert and turn the key.
Also, it is where the pins are located to lock and unlock the door.
- Bolt – bolt secures the deadbolt lock.
You can observe it as the moving part in and out of the door frame.
It can be a guard bolt or a plunger that stops the door from being jammed.
- Deadbolt Plunger – A deadbolt plunger is what makes deadbolts unique.
It makes picking it difficult because of this component.
- Box and Strike Plate – the box and the strike plate’s function add reinforcement to the door frame.
Types of Deadbolt Locks
There are many types of deadbolt locks you can choose to install.
Here are some of them:
A one-cylinder deadbolt is a type that requires a key to lock and unlock it from the outside.
Meanwhile, it is locked using a thumb piece on the inside.
Please remember that this type is not recommended for glass doors or any doors with side glass.
Thieves can unlock it just by breaking the glass.
As evident in its name, a double-cylinder deadbolt uses keys on “double” sides.
In contrast to the one-cylinder, it is advisable to install them with doors with a side glass because it will not make the thieves’ attempt successful.
However, it can be dangerous to use them.
In case of an emergency, you will have to find the key to go outside.
On the other hand, you cannot easily enter your premises if you are from the outside.
Keyless deadbolts work electronically using a fingerprint scan or a password.
Meanwhile, the other side functions with a knob.
Please take note that they also do not go along with anything near the glass.
Deadbolt Installation at Speedy Locks
Speedy Locks offer a wide range of services, including deadbolt installation.
If you are not confident enough to install them independently, you can always ask us for help.
Our services are available 24 hours anywhere in Markham.
For inquiries, you may reach us.