Carpentry Tips For Installing A Lock

by Ricky Walls

Carpentry tips for installing a lock securing your home The view afforded by your door's peephole should be as wide as possible. Install a model with a 180-degree fish-eye lens. Or attach a curved mirror to a wall or tree opposite the peephole.

Locks are only as strong as the material they're attached to. Replace hollow exterior doors with solid core or metal doors. When installing locks to window frames, use screws long enough to penetrate the studs behind the frames.Because basement windows are often obscured by shrubbery
and because they lead to an area of the house that's seldom occupied, they're a favorite access point for burglars. Keep these windows locked whenever possible.

Burglaries committed in occupied homes are not as rare as you might expect. Keep your doors locked even when you're home. For greater security and convenience, equip each exterior door with one or two high-quality, pick-resistant locks rather than a row of standard or inexpensive ones.

All doors, including those leading to the basement, cellar, garage, and storage rooms, should be se-cured with a dead bolt lock rather than a latch lock. The dead bolt should be I inch thick and have a throw of 1 inch.

For doors with a window or a mail slot, use a double cylinder lock that requires a key to unlock the door from either side. The lock on the outside door of your garage or porch should be as sturdy as the one on your front door. If a burglar gains access to either one of these areas, he'll be well out of view, and free to take his time breaking into the house.

To prevent sliding glass doors from being lifted out, insert spacers or protruding screwheads in the top grooves. Place a length of pipe or a cut broom handle in the inside bottom track to prevent the door from being moved sideways.Thanks for reading this page on carpentry tips for installing a lock

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