How Secure Are Smart Locks? (Important) Things To Consider

NFC lock

The number of household items with “smart” capabilities has skyrocketed in recent years. But is smart always the “smart” option? And how much can it add to the deadbolt? The simple answer is that smart locks are every bit as sturdy as most traditional locks and offer a range of handy benefits for home security. But … Read more

Electronic Door Locks vs. Mechanical Locks: Which One Is Safer?

Electronic Door Lock

Lately, it seems like almost everything is going digital. Our door locks are no exception. Gone are the days when traditional mechanical locks were your only option at the local hardware store. Now, a trip into town or online reveals various locking systems, ranging from old-fashioned deadbolts to ultra-modern electronic door locks. While these new models have … Read more

How Does Garage Door Lock Work (Guide)

glass sliding garage door with blue car

A garage door lock is a simple device that makes it possible for you to keep your garage secure at all times. It is usually made up of three pieces: two side pieces and one centerpiece. These pieces are held together by a spring that keeps them in place when they are not in use. … Read more

How to Fix Door Lock on Car (Problems & Fixes)

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Are you having trouble with your car door lock? Most often, power locks can cause some issues. It could be a broken key FOB issue or a malfunctioning door lock. Sometimes, the lock might be jammed, and proper lubrication will fix the issue. Whatever the problem, you might encounter a broken or malfunctioning car door … Read more

How to Fix a Sliding Door Lock Mechanism (Guide)

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A sliding glass door is capable of giving your home a much more different vibe than a regular door. They allow more visibility and enhance security at the same time. But, these sliding doors might break down occasionally. Most of the time, the issue lies with the sliding glass door lock. As a solution, you … Read more

How to Open Door Lock from Outside (3-Way Guide)

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Have you ever been in a situation where you desperately wanted to get inside a house or office but didn’t have the keys? It could be a case of a lost or misplaced key. Such a situation is heart-wrenching.  Our article will be covering how to open a door lock from the outside in detail … Read more

How Does a Door Lock Work Diagram and Guide

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Internal and external components are found in every door lock. The door components of your lock work together to allow you to open or close a locked door. A portion called a tang is entirely within the cylinder when the door is unlocked. When the door is locked, the tang is halfway in and out … Read more

How Do Electric Door Locks Work?

electronic door lock

Electric door locks are a more secure alternative to traditional door locks. You can use them to add additional security to your homes. However, to open any form of door lock, you’ll need a key. Physical keys are inefficient because they are time-consuming, and you must carry them with you, which is inconvenient for those … Read more

How to Replace Door Lock Set (3-Method Guide)

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Replacing a door lock set is essential when you move into a new apartment, get a new roommate, or get your house burglarized. Changing your door lock is also a great way to improve the aesthetics of your door. So, whether you work in the security field or you just want to replace your lockset, … Read more

How to Reset Door Lock Keypad (10+ Steps)

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Many reasons may warrant the need to reset a smart lock keypad. If one of your tenants is moving out, for instance, you may want to change the access code for the incoming tenant. This is to ensure the privacy and security of the new tenant. It is quite easy to do. In this guide, … Read more

How Does a Magnetic Door Lock Work (Guide)

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Magnetic locks are an excellent way to secure your home, office, or commercial property. Magnetic door locks are far superior to traditional locks in many ways but how do they work? Our article will go through the mechanism of magnetic door locks and how exactly they come to function, whether they are safe, and why … Read more

How to Reset a Kwikset Door Lock (8-Step Guide)

kwikset smart locks

The Kwikset smart door lock is one of the best options around to secure your home and family. After connecting the Kwikset smart lock to your smartphone, you will be able to use various functionalities. For instance, you will receive a notification every time the door gets opened or closed, you can set up security … Read more

5 Best Mortise Locksets (Reviewed 2023)

Wright Products VMT115PB Brass Serenade Style Mortise Set

Best Design Premium Choice Best Overall Best Value Best for Sliding Doors Written By: John Fox | Security expert / Locksmith 30 Years Experience Mortise locks are preferred to cylindrical locks because they offer greater security, and have more features. Mortise locks are also more durable than other kinds of locks, which adds to the … Read more

The 8 Best Keyless Deadbolt (Reviewed 2023)

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Popular Trending Best Overall Highly Rated Latest Written By: John Fox | Security expert / Locksmith 30 Years Experience Locking and unlocking anything from the bedroom window to the gate deadbolt is a habit, but it can become dull. Making the deadbolts smart and keyless seems like the next logical step. But what would be … Read more

Gate Smart Lock Review (Reviewed 2023)

Gate Smart Lock

Our Ratings Easy to install 4.6/5​ Easy to Use 4.4/5​ Battery Life 4.5/5​ Reviewed by: John Fox Editors Rating4.5/5 Getting Started The Gate Smart Lock is a good option for anyone looking for a high-quality lock but not a smart home system. The lock doesn’t contain dual lock/video doorbell functionality.  This lock requires a proper … Read more