Door security bolts can be used in a wide range of locations, industries, and environments. Various different types are available, and these fixings are commonly seen in commercial and industrial premises as well as domestic properties.
Some typical applications include:
Internal Door Bolts
Internal door bolts are most commonly used in commercial properties for restricting access to certain areas. However, they may also be used in domestic residences - locking a bathroom door, for example.
Internal door bolts are typically less sturdy and more slimline than their heavy-duty counterparts. This is because their primary function is usually privacy purposes as opposed to intruder-related reasons, and there is also no requirement to perform in harsher outdoor conditions.
Due to this, smaller sizes may be available to provide a more discreet, flat option. Various finishings and platings will also be offered with internal door bolts.
Garage Door Security Bolts
These box-shaped bolts provide a degree of security for garage doors, which can otherwise be forced by a determined intruder or burglar. With a pair of locks that can be opened from both sides with the same key, garage door bolts lock themselves onto the door frame, making forced entry much harder. They are compatible with traditional up and over doors, as well as hinged, folding and sliding models.
It is possible to fit garage security bolts to each side of the door either horizontally (extending into the garage wall) or vertically (extending into the floor). For additional security, do not drill a keyhole on the outside.
If you are installing slide bolts for garage doors on the widely used up and over variety, place them in the bottom corners, around 20mm from the edge of the door. This will allow free access unless they have been locked. The locks will extend the bolts with each turn of the key.
Front Door Deadlock Bolts
Secure and efficient, front door deadlock bolts are ideal for providing an extra level of protection to a property. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes, allowing the flexibility to choose the option that is best suited to your requirements.
With both standard and heavy-duty fixings available, they can easily provide the desired level of protection. They will typically sit flush to the surface, resulting in a more streamlined appearance. Deadlock bolts can also be combined with alternative lockable options to increase security and provide greater peace of mind.