One of the most common questions we get from our customers is about the safety and security of the entry systems we offer. Now more than ever, homeowners are concerned with the features on their entry system that protects from home invaders, and when it comes to home safety, there is nothing more secure than a multipoint locking system.
When we mention home security, most homeowners think of the security systems they have installed to keep their homes safe. Most concentrate on surveillance and don’t necessarily think about the physical mechanisms that could help protect their homes. Together with a home monitoring security system, a multipoint addition will strongly enhance the security and safety of your home. While this may seem like a perfectly fine option for your door, it is actually the easiest locking system to break into and could put the safety of your home at risk.
Multipoint locking systems are, as their name would suggest, locks that are secured at multiple points to provide you with the most advanced home safety protection. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about multipoint locking systems, and why we think they are the best lock option when it comes to home safety.
How Is A Multipoint Lock Different From A Regular Lock?
Multipoint locking systems do exactly what their namesake suggests. Instead of your entry system locking in the middle, as it would with a traditional deadbolt, the door locks in three separate places to ensure maximum security. The extra locking points provide a tighter seal along the length of the door, making it much more difficult to break in.
How Does A Multipoint Locking System Work?
What Types of Entry Doors Can Have Multipoint Locks?
Multipoint locking systems can be used with most entry doors, french doors, and sliding glass doors. Typically, multipoint locks are installed on hinged doors, and require a separate system for sliding doors. If you’re not sure which multipoint options are available to you, contact us, we’re here to help!
Can I Install A Multipoint Locking System On My Current Entry Door?
In general, installing multipoint locking systems on existing doors is not recommended. When the system is created with the door, a sleek and seamless exterior is achieved. It isn’t impossible, but it is likely that there will be damage to the entry system, and parts of the mechanism may not lay flush.
What Are The Benefits Of A Multipoint Locking System?
Did you know that a multipoint locking system could get you a better insurance premium? Multipoint locking systems are recognized by insurance companies for offering better home invasion protection than traditional deadbolts. Having a multipoint lock entry system for your home or business could improve the insurance options available to you.
Because multipoint locking systems cover the frame of the door at three separate locations, the system creates a much tighter seal on your door. With a multipoint system, drafts are a thing of the past.
The main reason that most people choose a multipoint lock system is for security purposes. Multipoint locking systems provide three times the protection from break-ins compared to regular deadbolts and can be combined with other electronic systems to provide even more protection.
The multiple points on the locking system mean that there is less pressure on the hinges of the door compared to single-bolt locks. Because the weight of the door is spread across three mechanisms, the door itself lasts longer.
If I Choose A Multipoint Lock, Are My Style Choices Limited?
Not at all! Multipoint locking systems are sleek and modern and come in a variety of colours and finishes. Check out some of our options below:
If you’re thinking about getting a multipoint locking system, but aren’t sure if it will work with your entryway, get in touch with us! We’re here to help.