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Locksmith Toronto - Deadbolt Lock Purchase - Consumer Tips

Considering replacing or adding a deadbolt to your door?

For YOUR MAXIMUM SECURITY,
listed below are the deadbolt specifications you should be looking for:
  1. Bolt should be 1" thick with a 1" throw (bolt extended) with hardened core.
  2. When installed, bolt should lock into place when extended. You should not be able to push the bolt back by hand.
  3. Bolt should be constructed to include a hardened steel core.
  4. Screws that anchor rear thumb-turn plate to front lockset should be heavy-duty at least ¼" or larger in diamater.
  5. Lock cylinder should be constructed of 100% brass (some lock manufacturers use a combination of brass and plastic).
  6. Deadbolt face should be 2 pieces (outer slip ring with separate lock face - some manufacturers may join both pieces together).
  7. Outer slip ring should contain a tempered or hardened interior ring. (slip ring shouldn't be hollow)
  8. Outer slip ring should be free moving when NOT installed.
  9. Deadbolt should be of a 6 or 7 pin construction. (Available ONLY through locksmiths and locksmith supply houses)
  10. When mounted to the door surface, the deadbolt face should be able to sit flush to the door to help defeat crowbar attacks.
  11. Deadbolt should contain pick-proof pins. (Available ONLY through locksmiths and locksmith supply houses)


About Weiser and Kwikset Residential Grade "Smart Key" Locks

Weiser and Kwikset have brought to market an end user rekeyable lock which uses the Smart Key. Lately we have had a high rate of calls concerning the malfunction of this type of deadbolt and handle lock. We do not reccommend you purchase one.

A Professional Locksmith Can Supply:

  • Medium to Heavy-duty residential and commercial grade lock sets that are not available through local retailers. To view the locks that Schlage manufacturers for both residential and commercial applications please click here: Schlage Residential and Commercial Locks
  • 6 or 7 pin locksets. (more difficult to pick open - local retailers supply strictly 5 pin lock sets)
  • Pick-proof lock pins. (virtually impossible to pick open - not available through local retail outlets)

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Locksmith Toronto features lock re-keys, door openings, aluminum door service, storefront service, keyed alike locks, deadbolts, deadbolt installation and much more. Please see our Services Performed page for further information.
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Locksmith Toronto ~ Some brand names we re-key, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Dexter, Kwikset among others.
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