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Door Hardware Basics
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Deadbolt locks offer the security you need for your home. These exist in several different types: single cylinder, keyless electronic, double cylinder, and single-sided deadbolts. While single cylinder deadbolts are the most commonly used, each of these four are great options. Depending on your door type and security needs, there may be one or two types that better suit your home. For example, you may need a non-cylindered deadbolt, which cannot be used from the outside. Or, a deadbolt with keys for each side may suit your home more efficiently. For more information on choosing a deadbolt lock, see our quick guide, which is linked on this page.
With over 200 deadbolts to choose from, we make it easy to find the styles and finishes to match your doors. Need single cylinder deadbolts for a new apartment complex? Maybe you need a specially crafted deadbolt lock, complete with a detailed backplate for your home. Maybe you don't want to keep up with keys and instead would prefer a keyless entry option. Whatever the case is, we can easily accommodate for the style and finish you're looking for. For the keyless deadbolts, many have a keyed option should you wish to have the backup capability. Others include handle sets to completely outfit your door with the deadbolt and handles for each side of the door. You may be shopping this collection for a deadbolt to use as a secondary locking option for your doors. In this situation, you may not need a deadbolt with all the bells and whistles and instead just a basic, but quality option from a brand like Kwikset. We carry deadbolts from them, as well as Nostalgic Warehouse, Omnia, Emtek, Schlage, Sure-Loc, Baldwin, Weslock, and many more. Not only with these keep your home secure, but they'll add a polished look to your front door as well.
Keep your home and family protected with our inventory of high-quality locks. Should you have any questions about our selection of deadbolts, feel free to call us at 307-886-9449 or text 307-352-9449 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a single cylinder deadbolt?
Single cylinder deadbolts have a thumb turn on the inside and a key cylinder on the outside. These are the most commonly used deadbolts.
What is a double cylinder deadbolt?
Double cylinder deadbolts have a key cylinder on both sides of the door. A double cylinder deadbolt requires a key to unlock on both sides of the door. In the event a burglar broke the glass in your door, they would still need a key to unlock the door. These deadbolts are far less common and are not recommended unless there is another exit with a single cylinder deadbolt nearby. Our opinion is that if someone is willing to break the glass in your door, they will likely figure out a way to enter even if you have a double cylinder lock.
What is a single-sided deadbolt?
A single-sided deadbolt has only a thumb turn on the inside. It can only be locked or unlocked using the thumb turn on the inside of the door.
Can a door locked with a deadbolt be kicked in?
Deadbolts have a 1" throw bolt that extends into a metal strike in the jamb which (if installed correctly) has two 3" screws attaching the strike plate into the jamb. So the deadbolt throw would be very difficult to break with a kick. It would be the door jamb that would break. So yes, the door could be kicked in, but it is typically the door jamb itself that fails, not the lock.
Are deadbolts safe?
Deadbolts use a 1" throw bolt that extends into the jamb, so they are more secure than a keyed knob or lever which would have a curved spring latch. Deadbolts could be picked like a knob, but are harder to kick in than a keyed knob or lever. It's important when installing a deadbolt to make sure the door has a solid jamb around it, especially where the deadbolt strike is mounted. When kicked in, it is typically the jamb that fails before the deadbolt.
Can someone break into a deadbolt lock?
The key cylinder in a deadbolt is very similar to a regular keyed knob or lever, so pick resistance would be the same between these two products. A deadbolt is more secure in that it is much harder to kick in a door with a deadbolt mounted or open using a credit card to slide in and raise the bolt.
These types of locks are called deadbolts because there is no spring-loaded mechanism to operate them. They are only operated manually. Thus, it's a "dead", or immobile, bolt.
Yes! Deadbolts are great additions to your residence or commercial building. They're much more difficult to open without a key, making it harder to break into a door with a deadbolt. Deadbolts use a 1"" throw bolt that extends into the jamb, so they are more secure than a keyed knob or lever which would have a curved spring latch. Deadbolts could be picked like a knob but are harder to kick in than a keyed knob or lever. It's important when installing a deadbolt to make sure the door has a solid jamb around it, especially where the deadbolt strike is mounted. When kicked in, it is typically the jamb that fails before the deadbolt.
The best deadbolts for residential use are single cylinder. These need a key to unlock from the outside and have a thumb turn on the inside. Double cylinder deadbolts require a key on both sides, which is wonderful for commercial use, but not residential. They could be problematic in the event of an emergency. Ensure the deadbolt you choose for your home has an ANSI Grade rating of 1 (Grade 2 is okay as well, though does not offer heavy duty protection like Grade 1).
This truly depends on quality and the type of deadbolt you need. While single sided deadbolts can cost less than $20, double cylinder and keyless entry deadbolts are much more costly. The more security the deadbolt provides, the higher the cost. If you're adding a deadbolt to your home alongside a great quality keyed or keyless lock, a single cylinder is fine. If you'll be using a deadbolt as your primary locking mechanism for your door, we suggest a more substantial option.