Safe door locks can make all the difference when it comes to securing your home.
Find out what are the safest locks available including deadlocks, electronic locks, Smart locks and even biometric locks.
Choose your safe door locks and then contact Budget Windows & Doors to properly install it for you!
Door locks come with a possible grade from 1 to 3 for safety - Source: Amazon
Safe Door Locks
We're looking at the top 5 safe door locks available for your home.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has set up a grading system for locks based on operation, key torque cycles, pull strength, impact resistance, and finish. The grades will help you understand which are the best safe door locks. The grades are as follows:
Grade 1: Highest level of residential security
Grade 2: Intermediate level of residential security
Grade 3: Basic residential security
Deadbolts are a more secure lock for your outside door than a standard spring bolt. This is because a deadbolt cannot be moved to the open position except by using the proper key.
On the other hand, a spring bolt uses a spring to hold the bolt in place and it can be opened by applying force to the bolt itself with the use of a key.
Deadbolts have either a single or double cylinder. With a double cylinder you need to lock and unlock your door with a key from both the inside and outside.
The double cylinder is very secure, however, it isn't a good idea if you have to leave your home quickly in an emergency.
Top Deadbolts You Can Buy
Schlage B60N: Safety Grade: 1
This basic lock's tamper-resistant design is resistant to bumping and picking. It is easy to install, very secure, and very affordable. You operate it with a manual key; it doesn't include digital or smart features.
Schlage B60N Deadbolt - Source: Amazon
Price: $50 on Amazon
Kwikset 980 Deadbolt: Safety Grade: 1
The Kwikset 980 deadbolt is a very secure lock that is bump, pick, and drill resistant. It is a very affordable safe door lock and also comes with a lifetime warranty. It also only works with a manual key and has no digital or smart features.
Kwikset 980 Deadbolt - Source: Amazon
Price: $47 on Amazon
Deadbolts / Lockset
A deadbolt combined with a lockset gives you two locking points for your door. You can choose a lockset with or without a handle.
Top Deadbolts / Locksets You Can Buy
Kwikset 991 Juno Entry Knob: Safety Grade: 1
This highly secure locking system is bump, pick and drill resistant and comes with a lifetime warranty. It comes with rekey technology so you can rekey both the deadbolt and the door handle yourself and you can use the same key in both locks.
Kwikset 991 Juno Entry Knob - Source: Amazon
Price: $70 on Amazon
Kwikset Montara Single Cylinder Handleset: Safety Grade: 2
There are very few handlesets on the market that include a lock, but it is more secure to have two locks on your door.
This lock is bump, pick, and drill resistant and it also has rekey technology that allows you to rekey the locks yourself. The deadbolt has the second highest security rating possible and the highest one that is given for residential door handles.
Kwikset Montara Single Cylinder Handleset - Source: Amazon
Electronic locks are battery operated. They work by entering in a numeric code that you set to unlock your door. They aren't Wi-Fi or Bluetooth compatible, but some models can be controlled through your smart home system and phone through Z-Wave.
Top Electronic Locks You Can Buy
Schlage Connect: Safety Grade: 1
The Schlage Connect can be integrated with Alexa, SmartThings, and Wink. It comes with a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen so no-one can guess your codes by studying the smudge prints on your keypad.
It holds up to 30 different user codes and comes with 3 built-in alarm settings that will activate if there is any unusual activity at your door. You can also lock your door by pushing a single button.
Schlage Connect - Source: Amazon
Price: $238 on Amazon
Kwikset SmartCode 916: Safety Grade: 2
The Kwikset SmartCode doesn't have Wi-Fi built-in, but it does connect to Z-Wave or Zigbee, so you can still use it through your smart home system or smart phone.
Kwikset has you touch two random numbers before you enter your code so that it's hard for anyone to guess your code based on fingerprints. It also holds up to 30 user codes.
Kwikset SmartCode 916 - Source: Amazon
Price: $270 on Amazon
Wi-Fi Smart Locks
A Wi-Fi Smart lock will use Wi-Fi or BlueTooth to integrate with your smart home hub such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, and you can operate it through your smartphone.
This type of lock usually comes with an auto-unlock feature that detects your phone as you get close to your door and unlocks it for you then locks it again when you leave.
It can also figure out if your door is closed properly before it locks it - if it isn't closed tightly, then it will alert you.
Top Wi-Fi Smart Locks You Can Buy
August Smart Lock Pro: Safety Grade: N/A - you need to purchase a dead bolt with a safety grade separately
This Smart lock is a great choice because it will also work with Bluetooth and Z-Wave as well as your Wi-Fi; and it is compatible with a large variety of smart home and security systems.
You need to use your August Smart lock in connection with a standard deadbolt, which you will need to purchase separately.
August Smart Lock Pro - Source: Amazon
Price: $276 to $326 on Amazon depending on the generation you choose
Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt: Safety Grade: 1
This Smart lock has a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen. This means that no-one can guess your codes by seeing which numbers have smudges on them.
It also comes with a built-in alarm to notify you if it detects any tampering. This device lets you manage up to 100 user codes so your family and guests can access your home if you give them an active code.
Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt - Source: Amazon
Price: $335 on Amazon
Biometric locks are highly technical using a fingerprint scanner to identify you as an alternative or in addition to a key or pass code.
Top Biometric Locks You Can Buy
Ultraloq UL3 BT Fingerprint Smart Lock: Safety Grade: N/A
This is one of the lowest priced biometric locks available. It comes with fingerprint scanning, as well as a digital touchscreen, smartphone and key options and features an up to 1 year battery life. It comes with a door handle lock but the lock is not a deadbolt.
Ultraloq UL3 BT Fingerprint Smart Lock - Source: Amazon
Samsung SHS-P718-LMK: Safety Grade: N/A
This biometric lock can accommodate up to 100 fingerprints and 31 user codes. It gives you random security numbers so that passcode guessing is difficult. It automatically locks when you shut your door and automatically "wakes up" when you approach. This is a very secure biometric lock, however, it is quite expensive to buy.
Samsung SHS-P718-LMK - Source: Amazon
Price: $609 on Amazon
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