EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKS INTRODUCTION
Exterior locks furnish varying degrees of security. In a deadbolt lock, also called a deadlock, when the latch on the lock goes into the "strike" or slot on the door, it cannot be sprung free; a doorknob or latch has to be turned to open it.
The cylinder is the portion of the lock into which the key is inserted, and which turns to open or close the lock.
Most exterior locks are brass-plated steel, but some are solid brass. The latter are optimum in, quality and very expensive.
When replacing any lock, try to get the same brand name. Some brands differ slightly in size, and this can create problems.
Incidentally, if you buy a prehung door, it will come with the lock hardware and the hole drilled for that hardware. There is no room for error.
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