When building a new home or commercial facility, one thing you’ll need to consider carefully is what door locks to install. Your clients need to know that their finished home or business will remain secure, and choosing the right locks is one of the simplest and most effective ways to ensure it does. In this article, our team at Residential Building Specialties, Inc. will go over a few of the most popular door lock options to help you choose the right locks for your client.
- Conventional Locks- Conventional door locks use mechanical systems alone to secure their doors—pins and tumblers and keys, rather than any electronic components. They are a great choice due to the number of available models and their affordability. In addition, most conventional locks are re-keyable, which gives your clients more flexibility and wiggle room if they happen to misplace a key in the future.
- Smart Locks- Smart door locks contain electronic features such as computer chips and WiFi connectivity to offer greater security and convenience. For example, many smart locks offer remote control via an app on the owner’s phone, giving them greater peace of mind—if they can’t remember if they locked their door on the way out, they could simply check via their phone and lock it remotely, if necessary.
- Retrofit Smart Locks- Many smart locks are designed to be installed in new construction buildings, which puts people who are looking to renovate or upgrade their existing locks out of luck. Fortunately, the popularity of smart locks has given rise to a range of retrofit smart locks, which are designed to be installed in the place of old conventional door locks.