Should the anti-theft door choose automatic lock or manual lock? The anti-theft door can be said to be owned by every household. It is not only the entrance of a family, but also plays a role in preventing theft and protecting safety.
But I don’t know if you have noticed, there are two ways to lock the common anti-theft door: one is that after closing the door, the door cannot be opened from the outside, and the door handle is automatically locked after the door is closed; the other is from the outside after closing the door. The door can be opened, and the key needs to be inserted to manually lock it.
So what is the technological difference between these two locking modes? Which locking method is safer? Let’s listen to what the professionals say.
Which is more anti-theft, automatic locking or manual locking?
1. From the convenience of locking
After the automatic lock generally closes the door, the door cannot be opened from outside. You only need to raise your hand to lock the door. However, for manual locking, you must insert the key to lock the door. So in terms of convenience, it is definitely more convenient to automatically lock.
2. From the perspective of daily life
Another problem with automatic locks is that you must bring a key when you go out. Even if you just throw away garbage or take a takeaway, be careful not to close the door accidentally, otherwise you can only ask your family or the unlocking company to open the door. Compared with the actively locked door, there will be no such problem and it is more convenient for daily life.
3. From the perspective of anti-theft performance
In fact, the anti-theft performance of anti-theft door locks mainly depends on the level of the door lock. The higher the level, the stronger the anti-theft performance of the door lock. However, for the automatic locking door, the general family will choose the single-live and double-fast automatic door lock when purchasing it.
With this type of door lock, the thief basically does not need to pick the lock when breaking the door, and can easily open the lock through a cat’s eye. So it will not be better to guard against theft.
How to choose a door lock with high anti-theft performance?
According to the different principles of the lock cylinder, anti-theft locks can be divided into pin locks, blade locks, magnetic locks, IC card locks, fingerprint locks, etc. There are two common types of mechanical locks and electronic smart locks.
When choosing a marble mechanical lock, you can refer to the door lock level according to the key. Generally speaking, the more complicated the concave-convex arrangement on the key and the more crescents, the higher the door lock level will be.
In addition to the key, the main lock tongue should be pure stainless steel casting as much as possible. The length of the main lock tongue is more than 20mm and the length of the oblique tongue is more than 11mm. This kind of door lock has strong anti-prying and anti-destructive ability.
When purchasing a smart lock, first check whether the brand has an ANSI certification mark. Secondly, check its sensitivity. Don’t be embarrassed or afraid of trouble. Try to open the door repeatedly and continuously to check whether the door lock is operating normally and whether there is any “no response” or “error” phenomenon. Finally, we must ask about the battery life and charging method, as well as the use of the emergency mechanical key, to ensure that it is foolproof.
Finally, no matter which door lock you choose, you must follow the requirements when you go out to lock the door. Especially for some mechanical locks, it was clearly required to lock two turns. Some people left after only one turn because of numbness. As a result, the safety bolt was not fully extended and the anti-theft effect could not be achieved.