A multipoint locking system is a type of hardware that locks at different points in the door. Instead of one deadbolt, it has multiple. The extra deadbolt(s) provide additional security because it takes more force to break through a door that is locked in multiple points.
The bigger your doors are, the harder they are to secure because there is more surface area that a single deadbolt cannot accommodate. A multipoint locking system ensures that all the force and pressure are not at a single point so you can still have big, beautiful patio doors without sacrificing security.
Older door locks with similar functionality could only be secured from the inside and required you to turn a lock at each point. Modern multipoint door locks, however, can be much easier to operate with no need to stretch or bend down to lock different parts of the door.
Multipoint locking door hardware works the same on the inside as the outside, meaning you do not even have to lock up when you leave. Turning the key secures or opens the door, no matter which side of it you are on. You can often set the lock so that it automatically secures your door after it shuts.
Multipoint door locks are most often utilized at front entrance, but you can be installed anywhere. Is a multipoint door lock a great option to better secure your home? Absolutely!
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