Hurst, Texas

How Quality Lock Installation Protects Your Home October 12, 2017

Hurst, Tarrant
How Quality Lock Installation Protects Your Home, Hurst, Texas

If your home has a deadbolt, conventional wisdom says it should be safe from intrusion. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Not all locks are created equal, and a flimsy model offers little protection from an intruder's drill or a well-placed kick. For this reason, it's important to beef up your home security with new lock installation using more robust equipment.

How Lock Quality Makes a Difference

A large proportion of burglaries involve forced entry—that is, the burglar breaks the door or lock to get in. This is an easy method because most homes are equipped with relatively inexpensive, weak locks. A higher-quality lock that is properly installed can survive these attempts—or, in the worst case, they break in a way that still doesn’t allow the burglar to enter.

Lock InstallationWhat Makes a Good Lock

There are several factors that contribute to the security of a lock. First, it should have a unique pin configuration so anyone who buys the same model can't just use their key on your door. Next, the lock should have a hardened metal cylinder. This prevents an intruder from drilling through it. Finally, the surrounding structures—the door itself, the frame, the hinges, and the faceplate—need to be durable and properly installed. Three-inch screws should be used to fasten the hinges and faceplate, as this ensures a better grip on the frame.

If you've just moved into a new home, or if you never upgraded the locks, now is the time for replacement lock installation. Call your local locksmith today to increase the security of your home.


All Hours Locksmith in Hurst, TX, has your safety in mind. This family-owned locksmith offers 24-hour lockout service alongside lock installation and rekeying. If you're looking for a way to make your home safer, they can help. To schedule an appointment, call (817) 282-1887. Learn more about their services online.

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