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A routine lock change after moving to a new home? Getting locked out?  Losing your keys? Burglaries in the neighborhood?  Call A Qwiktrip Lock And Key locksmith for 24 hour locksmith services.

There are many reasons why you would want to call a locksmith to your home.  Unfortunately, not all of these experiences are pleasant, but finding a trustworthy locksmith to help secure your home does not have to be unpleasant as well.  At A Qwiktrip Lock And Key, we offer nothing but the best in residential locksmith services and the most professional treatment, at the most reasonable pricing you will find on the market.

Our locksmiths are trained to respond quickly to any emergency situation, and are up to date with the latest locking hardware technology. And because our job requires us to work from your home, we make professionalism and respect our top priority to you.  One call A Qwiktrip Lock And Key not only guarantees that you get the most  up-to-date products for your home, but you also get the most courteous and well-informed service in the business.

A Qwiktrip Lock And Key residential services include: 24/7 emergency response services, home lock-outs, removing broken keys, duplicating keys, re-keying and repairing residential locks, installing new residential locks, and much more.

 

 

Different Types Of Door Locks

Passage Lock

  • An interior lock used inside the home in hallways or closets between rooms where privacy is not important.
  • Has two, non-locking knobs, one on each side of the door. Some models use levers instead of knobs.

Privacy Lock

  • Designed for privacy rather than for security.
  • An interior lock.
  • Has a locking button on the inside knob but no key device on the outside knob.
  • Can be either a knob or lever.
  • In an emergency, the lock can be opened from the outside by inserting a narrow object  through the small hole in the outside knob and either depressing or turning the locking mechanism inside, depending on the type of lock.

Dummy Knob

  • Used only for decoration or applications that do not need a latch.
  • Has no latching mechanism and does not turn.

Entry Lock

  • Two door knobs that can be locked from both the inside and the outside.
  • One type locks from the inside by turning or depressing a small button, while a key must unlock the outside knob.
  • Some models must be locked with a key on both the inside and outside.
  • In other models, only the inside knob can lock or unlock both sides of the set.
  • A medium security entrance door lock.

Deadbolt Lock

  • Called “dead” because there are no springs to operate the bolt. It is only operated manually with a key or a thumb turn from the inside.
  • The bolt locks the door to the frame and helps  prevent someone from prying it open.
  • The throw is the length the bolt is extended from the lock housing. The industry standard is a 1″ throw.
  • Locks are designed to fit specific size hole and backsets. Backset refers to the distance between the edge of the door and the center of the handle.
  • A single cylinder deadbolt is operated with a key from the outside and with a turn button on the inside. It is mostly used with solid metal or wood doors.
  • A double cylinder deadbolt is operated with a key on both the inside and outside. It is best used on a door with glass in or around them as the style prevents someone from breaking the glass, reaching in and unlocking the door.
  • Provides maximum security on a door.

Surface-Mounted Deadbolt Lock

  • Squarish in shape and mounted on the surface of the inside of the door.
  • The bolt may be turned with a key or a turn knob.
  • Instead of sliding into the door frame, the bolt slides into a surface-mounted strike.

Mortise Lock

  • Consists of a flat, rectangular box that fits into a recess in the door from its edge. Also includes two face plates that include the knobs and keyholes.
  • Available in right or left handed styles.
  • Has a pin tumbler locking mechanism in a cylinder.
  • Latch operates from either side except when the outside knob is locked.
  • Deadbolt operates by a turn of the inside knob.
  • A key from the outside operates both the deadbolt and the latchbolt.
  • Used in many types of doors, from heavy entrance doors to commercial buildings and residential doors.

Keyless Entry System Lock

  • For advanced home security and convenience.
  • Audio and visual indicators confirm that the lock is activated.
  • Some model will sound an alarm after the incorrect code has been entered more than three consecutive times.
  • Anti-theft rolling code feature ensures the same code is never used twice.
  • Some systems are compatible with some garage door openers so the homeowner only needs one remote.

 

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