Deadlocks, Deadlatches and Deadbolts, What’s the Difference?
Posted on 22nd, Jan 2020
In the locksmith world, there’s a lot of terminology that your average customer might not understand. For example, ‘what’s the difference between deadlocks, deadlatches and deadlatches?’ A good question! NJ’s Locksmiths, Sydney’s trusted Emergency Locksmith service, has decided to settle this once and for all so next time you can confidently know what each of these means. Keep reading to find out!
What are Deadlocks?
Deadlocks are a type of lock where one side has a keyhole and the other side has another keyhole and turnable knob. Deadlocks have a ‘deadlock mode’, where the lock is inoperable, increasing security against thieves entering as well as escaping via the deadlock door. When in ‘deadlock mode’, the lock can only be operated via a key.
Although deadlocks are a popular and effective form of lock, they should be used conscientiously: you should make sure to not keep the lock in ‘deadlock mode’ while at home, as this can impede a swift exit in the case of the emergency if you don’t have a key with you.
NJ’s Locksmiths provide the industry’s most reliable Deadlocks at budget-friendly prices, promising quick installation without any hassle.
What are Deadlatches?
Similar to Deadlocks, except there is an added latch function. Deadlocks require either a key to lock the door or to turn a knob into lock mode, but Deadlatches lock automatically behind you after closing it. This adds a level of convenience and peace of mind, knowing that the door is locked after you closed it. NJ’s Locksmiths provide the industry’s most trusted Deadlatches, provided at affordable prices for Sydney residents.
What are Deadbolts?
Deadbolts and Deadlocks have the same functionality. A deadbolt needs to be physically locked with a key to be put in lock mode, as well as to be unlocked. Similarly to deadlocks and deadlatches, people are cautioned about keeping their deadbolts in lock mode while at home, as you will need a key to exit your home in case of an emergency.
Deadbolts are a popular option in Sydney and Locksmiths 24/7 provide locals with the best products that fit within your budget.
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