We can replace old lock elements or the whole mechanism if needed. Our quick and quality service offerings go a long way in bolstering your doorknob lock security. If it seems like your locks change their minds from being well-behaved, we can have new locks installed for you or repair them, depending on our assessment of the situation.
Our team is the best in San Jose and the South Bay Area, where locksmith services are concerned, so don’t hesitate to call us.
Deadbolt Lock, What is it?
Deadbolt locks sit on a very intuitive and secure design. It features and activates the bolt inside by a key or thumb turn. It’s not spring-activated, and you can’t ‘jimmy’ the lock by using a card or even a knife blade. The design and layout make a deadbolt lock much more secure than many other locking mechanisms on the market.
Buddy’s locksmith offers the best locksmith service on repairs, replacements, and installation of deadbolt locks, and much of that can be attributed to our intricate understanding of how these locks work.
Double-key Deadbolts Are They Illegal?
Yes, double-key deadbolts are considered illegal in many places because of fire-code regulators and restrictions. That’s why you should not use a double-cylinder deadbolt in businesses or homes.
This lock type is essentially activated on both sides, and in many cases, the odds of having both keys to open the deadbolt if there is an emergency are very slim. So, if a fire breaks out, escape becomes a real problem.
While the standard design is illegal, you can use two-key deadbolts for the door’s external part as long as the door’s internal side has a thumb-turn mechanism.
Is it Easy to Replace My Deadbolt?
To replace a deadbolt is more comfortable than what you have to go through to install a new deadbolt. The installation requires multiple tools, while if you are replacing one, you will only need a lock, screwdriver, and some lubricant. The new deadbolt lock needs to be aligned with the cylinders, strike plate, and screws. As all those components are present, the difficulty is heavily reduced when compared to a new installation.
Causes For a Deadbolt Lock to Become Sticky
Your deadbolt lock could cease to operate smoothly for a couple of different reasons. Lubricant is one of the more common ones. Deadbolts are pre-lubricated to allow for efficient operation, but they’re not meant to last forever.
There may also be a problem with the alignment where the bolt goes into the strike plate’s hole on the door frame. Regardless of the source of the problem, we can fix it for you. If you’ve noticed that your deadbolt has begun to stick, call us as soon as possible.
Highest Security Locks
While specific lock mechanisms such as a quality mortise lockset and a deadbolt are secure by nature, it’s always recommended to use industry-leading brands if you want the best and highest security locks. The brands you want to consider are as follows:
- ASSA ABLOY
Deadbolt Lock Details
There are various parameters to understand where deadbolts are concerned. These apply to both residential deadbolt locks and commercial deadbolt locks. The parameters are used to choose which ones suit your needs best, and we can also use the information to complete more effective repairs. The options available are as follows:
- Residential door deadbolt locks
- Commercial grade deadbolt locks
- Finish: Satin Chrome, Polished Brass, Duronitc
- 2-¾” and 2-3/8″ backsets sizes
- One-sided blank plate thumb turn
- Maximum to standard level security deadbolt
- Decorative trim deadbolts
Types of Deadbolt Locks
Apart from the specifications, deadbolts also come in five different types that are all very effective in other contexts. These types are:
- Single side deadbolt cylinder
- Dummy Deadbolt
- Occupancy indicator x thumb turn
- Deadbolt double side cylinder
- One-sided thumb-turn with no trim
Locations We Serve
We provide a host of different services that revolve around deadbolt locks, such as repair services, installation, and replacement services make up the bulk of our offerings in this regard. We also understand that high-quality products like Schlage deadbolt can’t be used when adding a deadbolt lock. We have been successfully serving a host of customers, and we can do the same for you if you are in any of the following locations:
- San Jose
- Mountain View
- Santa Clara
- Los Gatos
- Palo Alto
There is no other locksmith service in the area that can complete the professional jobs that we can. That’s why if you should ever need your deadbolt lock worked on, Buddy’s Locksmith should always be the first place you call.