However, Robyn Mann from Keyway Security Locksmiths has seen an increase in call volume since the new year, especially in the Crescent Heights area.
“Most doorknobs are meant for latching and are fairly easy to break into quietly.” Mann told CHAT News.
“Deadbolts should be your main point of security. We always recommend deadbolts for residential buildings, commercial buildings or condo units.”
According to Mann, most houses already have a deadbolt installed, but are simply not latched. Deadbolts are designed to to lock past the doorjamb, going into the buildings structure, significantly increasing the strength.
“Pricing for new deadbolts are affordable for homeowners.” Mann said.
“For the most part, residential deadbolts are usually between that 45 dollar to 65 dollar range, so they’re still within most people’s price point. Once you get into commercial deadbolts or electronic locks, the price does go up.”
Mann recommended calling for proper installation to make sure it is done correctly. Incorrect installation can damage the door and prove costly.