Everyone wants their home to be a safe and protected place. Standard cabinet door locks are not proof of fakes and often act as an easy target for thieves. However, with constant advances in technology, there are a lot of new options for locking the door of homes. From more durable locks to biometric systems, security options for the home are getting more and more advanced. You may have seen in the movies that for the experienced thief a standard door lock can be defeated by just swiping a credit card. The bolts, however, provide a solid security compared to a standard door lock. While bolts pale in comparison to some of the highest tech safety devices, they still provide a good amount of safety.
While searching for a durable security bolt, choose the large, tamper-proof, solid gadgets. They cost a little more than a small, cheaper version, but will offer more resistance to thieves. Because the sliding doors are different than the standard hinged doors, the locks are often different as well. Today, there are numerous options to protect a sliding door. Champ locks are place on both the upper or lower track of the door. These devices allow the door to open, but not enough for anyone to enter. Foot locks can be place on the bottom of the sliding door. To close the door, a “button” must be press; to open the door, the button must be released.
For added security, a Charley bar or solid wood plank can be place inside the lower track, which keeps the door open even when the lock is not in place. If you have numerous people entering and leaving your house at different times of the day, the loss of a spare key becomes a safety issue. With the introduction of the electronic pass code, owners can forget about the key and instead can use a short pass code to enter their home. Each member of the family or the person entering the building has their own individual access code.
Most advanced keyless locks are available that allow the homeowner to monitor who enters your home through your computer, no matter where it is. One of the most technically advanced security systems is that of biometrics. These locking systems specially designed to scan the fingerprint of the individual try to enter the house. For those with more than one person entering the house. Each fingerprint must be programm into the device to allow entry. While biometric locks are highly secure. They are also much more expensive than a standard security bolt or keyless entry system.