The most effective means of adding security to any door, is deadbolt installation. Doors without deadbolts can be easily manipulated open with something as simple as a credit card and very little skill.
Deadbolts come in two basic styles.
Single cylinder deadbolts require a key on the outside only and can be locked and unlocked with a thumbturn on the inside of the door.
Double cylinder deadbolts require a key on the outside AND inside of the door to lock and unlock.
There are pros and cons to both types of deadbolts.
Single cylinder deabolts are convenient and are not a safety hazard if a quick exit is required. However they may no be as secure on doors that have glass in or near them. Someone can easily break the glass and reach in to unlock the door.
Double cylinder deabolts are more secure when glass is present in or near the door. Even if the glass is broken, the deadbolt cannot be unlocked without a key. However, a double cylinder deadbolt can be a safety hazard in an emergency(such as a fire).
We are able to install deadbolts on any residential door regardless of the material(wood or metal). We do not require that you purchase your deadbolts from us. We will install any deadbolt regardless of where it was purchased.
Please call The Lock Doctor in Charlottesville to schedule your installation, and sleep better tonight.