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Types of Door Locks Commonly Used in Residential Properties

The Benefits of High-Security Locks

There are a number of different door locks available for residential properties and selecting the right one is an important first step to ensuring your home is secure. There are a number of different factors to consider when choosing the lock, such as whether it will be a stand-alone product or if it will be used in conjunction with another lock, as well as the size and weight of the door it will be fitted to.

Here is a short list of Quickly Locksmiths commonly used and recommended locks:

Electronic locks:

Not to be confused with smart locks which require wireless communication to lock or unlock, electronic locks are those that require the use of an additional electronic component to operate. Buried inside the door, a motor controls an electronic pulse that can be triggered in a number of ways. Most commonly, in much the same way as a modern car key locks and unlocks your automobile, a signal can be sent to the motor using a key fob to unlock the door. As the utilize a deadbolt along with cylinder level locks, most locksmiths are happy to offer these types of locks because of the combination of security and flexibility that they offer.


As Miami’s leading residential locksmith, we find that these are the most common types of locks fitted to residential properties. While the technology is nothing new, a strong deadbolt offers a good level of security. Additionally, all leading manufacturers continue to innovate and produce new and improved iterations of their products so it’s worth giving our experts a call to see if one of these products would suit your property. A word of advice regarding deadbolts is that they really are best installed by an expert and we strongly suggest calling one of our team for advice.

Doorknob locks:

Technology has moved on and there are much more suitable options for securing the exterior of your property. Not only are they not as secure as more modern types of lock but they are susceptible to weather damage, making them less effective over time. However, these types of locks still work well within the interior space of your home where weather and the upmost security isn’t a concern.

For further information regarding residential locks and locksmith services, either visit our store or give us a call. We’re always happy to help.

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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