Security is a top priority when people are selecting door locks for their homes! Many burglars come straight through the front door, and they prefer residences that are easy to enter. Fortunately, there are lots of secure, attractive locks available.

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A single cylinder lock opens with a key from the outside, and anyone can operate it inside by turning a knob. A double cylinder lock opens from the outside or the inside with the same key. Smart locks can connect to the internet or your home’s security system for extra security and convenience. All these locks get a rating from the American National Standards Institute or ANSI that’s based on their security and durability. The highest grade is 1, and the lowest is 3. Here are some of the best locks for home security.

The Schlage B60N Single Cylinder Deadbolt

According to Wirecutter, this is one of the best locks for people on a budget.

Experts told us it’s extremely difficult to lockpick the B60N—which, honestly, is not much of a concern anyway, because a Grade 1 lock like this is secure enough that a determined thief would be more likely to bypass it and find another way into the home.

The indoor knob is large and easy to turn, even for small kids. This lock also has a sleek, simple design.

The August Smart Lock Pro

The August Smart Lock Pro works with a standard single cylinder deadbolt like the Schlage B60N, and a professional can install it in minutes. It lets homeowners grant access remotely to whoever they choose. They can unlock their door with their phones or use voice recognition through Siri, Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. This smart lock works with Z-Wave Plus systems, Bluetooth, and more. Use it with Protect America’s wireless door sensor to monitor family activity, keep kids from sneaking out, and catch criminals.

The Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen Touch-to-Open Smart Lock

With this lock, people can use a traditional key, a key fob, or their phones to open their doors. A mobile app sends notifications of lock activities. It also lets users manage the lock remotely and share eKeys with family and friends. The Kwikset Kevo can work with Alexa voice commands through the Kevo Plus hub, which is sold separately. It can also work with:

  • Ring Doorbell
  • Skybell
  • The Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Some Honeywell Thermostats
  • Android Wear

It comes in brass, nickel, or bronze to match well with the exterior and interior of any home.

The iTouchless Stainless Steel Bio-Matic Fingerprint Deadbolt

This deadbolt model uses the latest biometric fingerprint recognition technology and can replace most other locks easily. It can provide access to up to 150 fingerprint users and 78 passcode code users. It also includes two backup keys and a keypad. It can be configured for right swing or left swing doors, it runs on four AA batteries, and it includes a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.

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The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

This smart lock has a built-in alarm with three alert settings, and it works with Nexia Home Intelligence and Amazon Alexa. It fits most doors, and it has a Durable Resistive Touchscreen with a matte finish to prevent fingerprints and smudges. People can store up to 30 personalized user codes and open the door with a backup key. Z-wave technology connects to home automation and security systems to let owners lock or unlock their doors via the web or a smartphone. It’s battery-operated, and ANSI calls it Grade 1.

The right lock can increase your family’s safety, convenience, and peace of mind. Call Protect America at 1-888-951-5136 for more information about tough locks and security systems that are professionally monitored 24 hours per day. The company works in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and it has more than 25 years of experience.