Doors are portals to private domains that lead to safety and happy homes. Families are only as sturdily secure as the entryways they live behind.  More often than not, a secure lock will divert an intruder’s attention away from breaking into a home than anything else.

A door is only as good as its lock.

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The Schlage B660P Deadbolt

One of the most potent locks on the market is The Schlage B660P deadbolt. Deadbolt locks, in general, are considered the best stop lock when deterring a potential intruder.

The Schlage brand deadbolt is considered a Grade I ANSI rating. The rating does not mean the lock is not pickable, only that it is darned hard to do it.

The strike plates on the deadbolt lock reinforce the internal portion of the bolt and also could be the difference between a door getting kicked in and not.

Locks should not be a struggle to secure. The Schlage deadbolt is an easy click even when the homeowner’s arms are full.

  • Price: $158
  • Fits door thickness from 1 â…œ” to 2.”
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.

Kwikset 980 Single Cylinder

Kwikset uses SmartKey technology.  The newer evolution of locks allows for homeowners to act as their own locksmiths. Rekeying is simplified and free.

The Kwikset Single Cylinder does not have a strike plate which means it can withstand more abuse. By design, it lowers the chances of a break-in.

The easiness to lock and unlock the Kwikset makes it a natural choice for a hands-on family.

  • Price: $56.50
  • Adjustable and fits all standard door thicknesses
  • ANSI Grade: Grade 1
  • Weight: 1 lb.

Kwikset 985 Double Cylinder

The Kwikset double cylinder has all the abilities as the single cylinder except the stark difference of having double the protection.

A homeowner can unlock the Kwikset Double Cylinder from both the inside and out.

It is not as easy to turn as many deadbolts. However, double the cylinder, double the coverage.

  • Price: $42.09
  • Adjustable and fits all standard door thicknesses
  • ANSI Grade: Grade 1
  • Weight: 3 lbs.

Schlage L9040

Mortise locks are less common than deadbolts, but they actually provide better protection. Mortise locks are recessed and set in the frame of the door. This setup gives the lock an extra level of protection and makes a mortise lock more difficult to break with a swift kick than a simple deadbolt would be.

Medical facilities and government buildings use the uber Schlage lock.

Schlage utilizes Vandlgard engineering. It has a reinforced strike plate that keeps the lock secure and durable from any abuse. Even standing on the door handle will not break through the sturdiness.

  • Price: $351.65
  • Case size: 4 7/16 ” x 6 1/18” x 1”
  • ANSI Grade: Grade 1

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Kwikset 909 SmartCode

Keyless locks are convenient for busy lives and full arms. Keypads allow entry into a home, as well as monitoring different codes to see who is coming and going. The downfall is the lock mechanisms on keyless locks are rated lower because of the easy override that an actual key provides.

The Kwikset SmartCode only requires a screwdriver, and a homeowner has a new keyless entry system.

AA batteries and a battery life indicator allow the Kwikset to be free of wiring and complication.

The Kwikset SmartCode locks itself in 30 seconds. It is a relief for busy families who do not always remember to click a deadbolt.

  • Price: $78.00
  • Size: 6” x 6” x 6”
  • ANSI Grade: Grade 2

Professional technicians Protect America are available to answer questions and follow-through with homeowners who are looking to secure their homes with state of the art locks. Safety is the most important aspect of protecting America.