Posted by DDH Staff on 6/29/2012 to Tips
We went over 3 Point locks, aka Multi Point locks or Patio Locks - so then what€™s a 2 Point lock? You might think that it would be similar to the Multi point lock with bolts coming out every which way of the door to secure the door in place, but in fact it€™s a lot simpler. The Multi Point lock is basically a mechanism that already comes with the door and may not be as necessary to have for your exterior door. Whereas the 2 Point lock is just a handleset (which also includes the mechanism) that you purchase for your door. The 2 Point lock basically has two different locks or keyed cylinders included in the handleset. One keyed cylinder lock is on top also known as the deadbolt (like every other handleset) but what makes this handleset different from every other is that it also includes a keyed cylinder or a turn button to lock the thumb latch part below the deadbolt. Most handlesets only have one keyed cylinder (on the deadbolt portion of the handleset), which works just fine for many applications, but a 2 Point lock makes a lot of customers feel more comfortable, safe and worry free. 2 Point Locks aren€™t as common as the regular handlesets you can find everywhere, but you will find they add one step more security. These 2 Point handlesets work basically just like a simple deadbolt and entrance lock. The deadbolt is locked straight into the door jamb and secures the door in place, and the cylinder below locks the handle or lever keeping it in place. Basically, the 2 Point locks are a step up from the regular handleset. Adding a little more security and keeps the customer happy by making them feel a little less worried knowing that their home is a little safer.