Keep Your Family Safe This Summer: Door Security Locks

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Keep Your Family Safe This Summer: Door Security Locks

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Keeping your family safe is an ongoing concern, and in summer, even more so. With warmer weather, more people are out and about with time on their hands.

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Keeping your family safe is an ongoing concern, and in summer, even more so. With warmer weather, more people are out and about with time on their hands.

If you have kids, they may be running in and out of the house, which may leave one or more of your doors unlocked without you knowing it. When you leave your doors unlocked, you’re inviting in trouble. According to the US Department of Justice, over 8,000 home invasions occur per day in North America with one of every five homes experiencing a break-in over time. And, surprisingly, over half of household burglaries occur during the daytime (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2008).

One of easiest ways to feel secure in your own home is to keep the doors locked and to use top-grade door locks. Protect your home and family by installing Schlage door security locks. To choose the right door locks for your home, consider how and where you will use them. Then think about the level of security needed for each particular door. 

For the doors you use most often, choose ANSI Grade 1 deadbolts for optimal security. You might want to install deadbolts on every entry door to your house. Schlage’s Grade 1 deadbolt locks offer professional grade security with the biggest adjustable bolt available. Deadbolts with keyed entry from both sides can enhance security for doors with panel glass (check your local building codes before installing this solution). 

For exterior doors that get a lot of use by children, babysitters, housecleaners, and so on, you might want to consider keyless door locks or electronic locks. There are no keys to lose, and you avoid the risk of hiding a key outside. And if you need to travel, you can add, change, or delete user codes in seconds. Schlage keyless door locks are ANSI Grade 2 certified, offering excellent security and durability for your home. 

Adding extra security to your home with Schlage door security locks is easy; the electronic locks and deadbolts are easy and quick to install, requiring only a screwdriver.

In addition to upgrading your door locks, consider installing doors with solid cores rather than hollow wooden doors, and/or install peepholes in your doors so you can see who the visitor is before opening the door.

NOTE: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates voluntary standardization to develop and maintain performance standards for builder's hardware. The purpose of product grades is to help identify the quality and durability of locksets through a series of operational and security tests.

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