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We have a lot of confidential corporate information in our office that we need to keep secure. Having key codes is hard because a lot of the staff forget them regularly and end up writing them down, which ends up making our office a lot less safe! As a result, we have switched to using fingerprint and facial recognition security which is working a lot better. It's not like people can forget to bring their faces into work! This blog has some tips on how to switch your office to using more modern security options like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition security.

Fingerprint scanners and facial recognition security

Types of Deadbolts You Could Install In Your Residence

Armando Davis

For most homeowners, keeping their home secure is of utmost importance. However. Not many homeowners know what the options available to them are. For instance, a common misconception some individuals have is that opting for deadbolts on their entryways simply involves calling on a locksmith to install them. The truth is there are a number of various options that you could choose from. Although deadbolts are one of the more secure locks you could choose, they come in different types so as fit the needs of different households. So what are some of the types of deadbolts that you could consider installing in your residence? 

Single cylinder

As the name suggests, this type of deadbolt is made up of one cylinder. It is the least complex mechanism used in the creation of deadbolt systems. However, this does not mean that it is not secure. It simply makes it easier to operate. With a single cylinder mechanism, a key is used to access the deadbolt lock from the exterior of the home. If you are looking to open the deadbolt from the interior, you will use a metal latch mechanism that does not require a key. Single cylinder deadbolts typically function to prevent unauthorized access into your home from the exterior of your home since anyone in the interior can open the locking system. They tend to be reasonably priced making them a popular option for households. 

Double cylinder

These deadbolts have two-cylinder locking mechanisms; one on the exterior of the home and one in the interior. As such, you would need a key to access the locking system whether you are from the outside or when leaving the residence. Double cylinder systems tend to be more complex and are suitable for individuals who would like to restrict movement in and around their home. For instance if you would like to ensure staff do not come and leave at will or would like to ensure your kids do not open the doors willy nilly, then this would be an ideal choice for your home. They are also a suitable option for doors with glass panels. This is because even when an intruder ties to break the glass to open the deadbolt from the interior, they would still need a key to gain access into your home. It should be noted that double cylinder deadbolts would tend to be more expensive than their single cylinder counterparts are.