Buying, building or renovating a home is an exciting but often stressful time – with so many things to do it’s easy to overlook the small stuff. But the small stuff could be one of the most important decisions you make for your new home! We’re talking about home security – door locks to be exact.

There’s a number of considerations you’ll need to make when shopping for the right type of door lock and handle sets for both outside and inside your home:

  • How many people need access to the front door?
  • Will I be renting my home out during holidays or on Airbnb?
  • Do I have small children I need to protect from exiting the house?
  • Do I have a security screen that needs locking?
  • What kind of budget do I have?

There are all sorts of locks available to meet different needs but it can be difficult trying to work out the best fit. So we’ve taken the hard work out of your search and created an infographic, which looks at all the different popular lock types available, the pros and cons of each and a security rating based on our experience and expertise.

Many locks will have at least one disadvantage, so it’s generally recommended to choose a combination of door locking systems – such as a deadbolt and a locking handle set. If you’re confused then just give your local locksmith a call to discuss your best options.

For more ways to improve home security take a look at these security tips for moving house, six ways to prevent burglars from targeting your home and three simple security tips to save on insurance.


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  1. Hey,
    Thanks for sharing us the details and process how to choose door locks for your home. The main advantage of having a digital lock installed in your door is that you won’t have to carry around a large set of keys and they will be less likely to be lost or stolen. Also, if you are a landlord, you don’t have to give residents keys or replace them if they lose them. There are several disadvantages as well of having a digital door lock but it is the best lock when it comes to the safety of your property.

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    Christopher Umphress
    http://www.dashlocknkey.com/

  2. Really these are nice ways to secure for home, now a day all people have to secure their homes with the help of advanced locks and keys. Asking locksmith about those locks and installing them is the prominent way to secure your home.

  3. When you have installed digital locks in your home , you won’t have to carry out bunch of keys with it. You just need to create a security code and then it will be locked. No one can be able to unlock it until you enter the security code in it, it will be a great help for all to know about those locks and keys..

  4. Discussing things with local locksmith is a great way to get rid from that security issues. They will guide the right things which can resolve your security issues and make your home safe and secure.

  5. Your home security starts at front door. Doors are more than a home’s accessory,they are its safeguard. You can find a new security door with excellent curb appeal, or easily upgrade your current door with the right installation skills.A good locksmith help you with every issue on the topic of selecting best door for your home.

  6. The perfect home locking solution must be convenient and reliable.A more modern locking solution is the digital locks. These technologically-advanced systems allow you to control access to your home remotely and without keys.

  7. Selecting the right door locks and knowing where to install them is only part of a physical security plan for your home. When considering security at exterior doors, the strength of the door and door frame are just as important as the strength of the door lock. Deadbolts or deadlocks are heavy duty door locks that are guaranteed to limit unauthorised access to your property.

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