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How to choose a lock cylinder?

[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The choice of a lock cylinder responds primarily to a need for security. So, it should not be taken lightly. To help you choose, here are the main criteria to consider. To guide you on disassembly, do not hesitate to read our article on how to change a lock cylinder .[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]How does the locking mechanism of a barrel work?[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]What is the burglar resistance of a lock cylinder?[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]What are the different cylinder sizes?[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]What are the different models of cylinder?[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The complexity of the key determines its level of security[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The locking mechanism of a barrel[/color][/font]
[b][font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The barrels do not all have the same locking system. We distinguish :[/color][/font][/b]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Disc cylinder mechanisms: these are models reserved for public, industrial, banking and other institutions. The cost is prohibitive for individuals.[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Pump-to-pump mechanisms: They are also expensive, but are much more used for apartment doors in big cities.[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Ball cylinder mechanisms: these models are anti-drilling by nature. They can not be penetrated by a drill.[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Pin cylinder mechanisms: these are the most common models. Their level of security depends on the number of pins. In general, we are left with 6 pins. But you can have up to 35 pins on a single cylinder.[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The resistance of the lock cylinder to burglary[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Depending on its strength, the barrel t may or may not be burglary. For example, with a violent blow of the hammer, one can break a cylinder, just as one can make blow the pins by piercing it.[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]For this fact, you may consider choosing a barrel equipped with a steel pellet and a washer at the lower level of the key entrance, to prevent drilling. In anticipation of break-ins with hammer blows, it is recommended to choose a barrel that has a very strong alloy. We are Providing outstanding [/color][/font][url=http://www.locksmithwestjordan.pro/][b][font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=#1155CC]Pro Locksmith West Jordan[/color][/font][/b][/url][font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black] services [/color][/font]
[b][font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]You will have the choice between:[/color][/font][/b]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Barrels anti-drilling;[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Anti-breakage barrels;[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Anti-wrenching barrels;[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Anti-bumping barrels ;[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The size of the cylinder[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Seen from the outside, a cylinder is composed of two parts separated by a bit. In general, the cylinders are on average 60 mm and are called 30-30. However, you can have several lock lengths:[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]30 mm - 30 mm[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]30 mm - 40 mm[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]40 mm - 40 mm[/color][/font]
· [font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]40 mm - 50 mm[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Whatever its length, it will be necessary that once installed in the door, the barrel or cylinder does not exceed the limit of the door. Otherwise, it could lend itself to external pulling. The barrel must be right on the edge of the door.[/color][/font]
[b][font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The type of cylinder[/color][/font][/b]
[b][font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]There are several types of cylinders . We distinguish among others:[/color][/font][/b]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Double-entry cylinders: the key fits on both sides of the cylinder. But to lock or unlock, you do not need more than one key inserted in the door.[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Disengageable cylinders: here, the key can be inserted on both sides and the door can be opened even if a key is inserted on the other side. Very handy when there are a lot of people in the house.[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Half-cylinders: these models are suitable for garages. The key can only fit on one side.[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The complexity and security of the key[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]The size and profile of a key is the "password" to unlock the door and all keys are not the same. There are keys with imprints, notches, bumps, depressions, etc. The more complex the key is and the stronger the lock will be. So, depending on the level of security you want, you can choose the barrel that suits you the most.[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]On the other hand, you may decide to take a keg equipped with keys that can not be copied. These offer maximum security. Generally, they come with at least 5 copies of keys so you do not get in trouble when you lose a key for example.[/color][/font]
[font="Arial","sans-serif"][color=black]Thanks to these criteria, you will be able to always make the best choice of lock cylinder for your door.[/color][/font]

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