A high-security door lock of the caliber might seem expensive, and smart locks aren’t cheap, either. But if you have a break-in, the deductible on your homeowners insurance is likely to be higher than the cost of the lock. And insurance policies commonly give discounts for homes with deadbolts.
The price alone might be enough to make you buying a smart lock, but before you dismiss it, consider the convenience it delivers. A smart lock can be very helpful if you often forget to lock your door, or need to let contractors or cleaners in when you’re not home.
Smart locks solve those problems by way of smartphone apps and optional remote locking and unlocking features. Just know that remote access usually requires the use of some sort of WiFi bridge, at an additional cost. (Most smart locks don’t have WiFi built in because the chips are too power-hungry for the AA batteries that typically power them, but that is starting to change.) And if you’re considering a smart lock but don’t want to pay extra for WiFi access, an electronic lock might serve your needs. This type offers keypad access and the ability to program and distribute PIN codes to various guests, but it can’t talk to your smartphone.
Weak doors, in particular hollow-core doors, may give way before the lock does. Whichever type of lock you buy, be sure to use a box strike made of heavy-duty metal and install it with the screws provided. Another option is to install 3-inch screws on your existing strike plate. Hinges should also be secured with 3-inch screws.
You might not want to spring for a double-sided lock, though; many municipalities consider them to be a fire hazard because you need a key to unlock the door from inside, which creates the possibility of being trapped. But they can offer peace of mind if installed on a door adjacent to glass sidelites by robbing a would-be burglar of the ability to break the glass and reach in to unlock the thumb-turn.
Established in 1999, FUYU hardware has gradually become one of the most famous door lock manufacturer because of high quality, high added value, variety and variation.
Zhongshan City Fuyu Hardware Products Co., Ltd., founded in 1999,we specialized in the production of high-added value and high grade locks (passed ANSI/BHMA grade 2), and has over 30 years experience. Leap-type development in recent years, the company continued to introduce advanced production equipment, hire outstanding management and technical personnel, make efforts to improve the product research and development, quality control and after-sales service system. With more than 1000 high quality differentiation of the product set up "FUYU" and "LOKIN" brand of good reputation.