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Old 06-20-2007, 10:23 AM
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Has anyone used or know of Turner deadbolts? Are they any good?

http://www.turnerlock.com/
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:44 PM
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I do not know about the Turner deadbolts, I do have on similar to these and they work great.

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Old 06-20-2007, 12:47 PM
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I would only install a deadbolt that is keyed on both sides.

Really though I would not over think this decision. There are at least another half dozen ways top gain entry to the house.

I would strongly consider a monitored alarm.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:34 PM
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RI Builder - 6/20/2007 12:47 AM

I would only install a deadbolt that is keyed on both sides.

Really though I would not over think this decision. There are at least another half dozen ways top gain entry to the house.

I would strongly consider a monitored alarm.
Up here doubled keyed deadbolts are illegal for home use (front and back doors)......if the doors are locked and there is a fire the occupants would have to scramble to find keys. Double keyed deadbolts are allowed if the home has a third entry door, but just barely allowed.

The one problem with a monitored system David, so I’ve been told, they don’t like to work in non heated environments....such as a garage. ???


I would like the keyless model for the new shop and single bay garage....that way I don't need my keys with me to lock up. I currently have a Weiser deadbolt on the garage (only one) which I don't need the key to set the lock, open it yes, but not to set it. So the folks up here tell me that particular lock set is no longer available.....to bad to because it's a Great lock! That's why I was asking about the Turner lock.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:36 PM
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Forget the deadbolts, get big dogs
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:55 PM
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Deadbolts are only as good as the reinforcement of the door jam.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:51 PM
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Beuford T. Justice - 6/20/2007 3:55 PM

Deadbolts are only as good as the reinforcement of the door jam.
Angle aluminum solves that problem......
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:00 PM
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If you are installing new locks all around, consider Medeco locks. They are virtually burglar resistant, though a bit more expensive. This video may convince you.

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Old 06-23-2007, 05:01 PM
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As someone said before - deadbolts are only as good as the door jam and the door structure. When installing a DB insure that the space between the door frame and stud is filled with a piece of wood that is glued/nailed in place. If you're really hinky get one of those wrap around door edge covers. It's about 8 inches tall and 3 inches across the door ($10.). Don't waste your money on high end pick proof DBs. Very, very few burglars pick a lock. Most kick in the door and the above suggestions give you time to react.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:58 PM
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I echo most of the comments above:
1. Most any lock is stronger than the door frame. Get a HD reinforced strike with at least three inch screws that actually screw into something substantial.
2. Medeco locks are great. Pricey but their value comes in way that the keys can't be copied unless authorised by you the owner (no babysitters, old tennants or ex's walking around with an unknown copy).
3. Turner locks are a great idea but they don't have a big selection of keyways (just quickset and schlage).
4. Alarms will work in just about any temp, exceptions are wireless devices that are affected by below 8 temps while hardwire is pretty stable.
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:47 PM
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A rock through a window can make a deadbolt pretty useless.
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