How To Install a Deadbolt Lock in Six Easy Steps

deadbolt locksHow To Install a Deadbolt Lock in Six Easy Steps (626) 493-2296

A deadbolt lock makes a door exceptionally resistant to entry without the correct key.

This is what makes deadbolts the most requested type of lock when installing or upgrading your homes or business security.

Here are six easy steps you can take to install a deadbolt lock for your house or office door.

  1. First, ensure the alignment of your deadbolt and slide the new deadbolt into the 1-inch hole on the door edge. Then attach the faceplate with screws.
  2. Put the deadbolt in a retracted position to install the thumb turn. If your deadbolt has an electronic keypad, install it now, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Position any cables over the physical deadbolt and connect on the other side.
  3. Install the mounting plate on the inside of the door. During this phase, if installing an electronic keypad, you want to complete any electronic connections, such as cables or batteries.
  4. Begin to install the screws on the deadbolt plate and the turn assembly. For electronic keypads, install the screws and tuck the battery and cables behind the main piece. Then attach the thumb turn.
  5. If your lock contains a dust box, install it now by placing the box in the jamb hole and securing it with screws. A dust box provides additional security against kick-in door damage.
  6. Attach the strike with screws. Then, close the door and use the thumb turn to verify that the deadbolt fully extends. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure the lock mechanism locks and opens easily. For electronic keypads, your hardware installation is now complete. However, you will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you want to program it to the keyboard.

Lock Cylinder Options

Please note that, when it comes to deadbolts, you have a couple of options.

A single-cylinder deadbolt is solely operated with a key from the outside and with a turn button on the inside, and a double-cylinder deadbolt is operated with a key on both the inside and outside.

Double-cylinder deadbolts can pose a danger during an emergency if the key is missing or not readily available

Hire a Certified Locksmith

Installing a deadbolt may seem challenging to the layman. Therefore, hiring a certified locksmith is best when installing new locks to ensure they function correctly (open and lock smoothly) and to ensure they are secure. If the deadbolt is not installed properly, it may malfunction during a critical moment and leave you vulnerable to harm or threat.

Please do not leave your loved ones or your belongings susceptible to harm. Call Locksmith Altadena for a quote today, we offer service 24 hours 7 days a week. Your safety is our priority.

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