It is advised to change locks when moving into a new residence. You do not know who still has the key or how reliable those locks are.
This should also be done after you experience an intrusion. Fortify your security by adding bolts and other security devices. Talk to a home security expert about your options.
The first step to choosing a lock is to consider the function. You have three main categories here—passage, privacy, and entry. Once the function has been defined, you will know the level of endurance that is needed. For example, the front door requires the highest level of endurance because it opens up to the outdoors and experiences a lot of traffic.
The endurance of a lock system is rated from Grade 1 to 3, with Grade 1 being the most robust. But it still boils down to the credibility of the manufacturer. Stay away from cut-rate products because you do not want to compromise home security for a few dollars.
Aesthetics is the last thing to think about when choosing door locks. Fortunately, you are born in an age when all grades are available in an extensive range of designs and finishes. There is certainly a lock that perfectly fits the theme of your home out there.
The price of door locks unsurprisingly increases as the level of endurance increases. But you can still get a good price for trusted brands by buying directly from a supplier or by buying in bulk. A certified locksmith can guide you in choosing the right security products and can perform a quality lock installation.