Can deadbolts be bumped?

Answer Yes, the less-expensive, low-security deadbolts can be easily bumped, according to locksmiths. Key bumping of the less-expensive contractor-grade deadbolt locks has become so common, there are vide... Read More »

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Who invented deadbolts?

Thomas F. Hennessy of Bristol, Connecticut, invented the deadbolt lock. He received his patent from the U.S. Patent Office on June 16, 1981. Lori Engineering Company Corporation of Southington, Con... Read More »

Different Style Deadbolts?

Deadbolt locks offer superior security over chain latch, slide bolt, key-in-knob and spring latch locks. Locking and unlocking the deadbolt lock requires manual movement of the bolt by a knob or a ... Read More »

Can deadbolts be rekeyed to fit another key?

You can rekey a deadbolt so that you can use a new key with your old lock housing instead of replacing the entire deadbolt. In some cases you'll still have to remove the deadbolt from the door in o... Read More »

What metal are deadbolts made from?

According to Family Home Security, soft brass metal or constructed steel metal are popular metals for deadbolts. However, it is easy to saw through soft brass, and so deadbolts constructed of steel... Read More »