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Front Door, Rental Property, Emtek,

Electronic Locks: The Solution to Home Rental Worries

Whether you’re renting out your home for the first time or you’re a seasoned Airbnb host, one issue remains: how do you keep your home secure while providing easy and short-term access to your guests? Many hosts opt for providing their guests with a physical key to their home, via lockboxes located outside of their […]

Emtek, Door Lock, Entry Lock

Troubleshooting Entry Locks: A Few Simple Tips

Before you call up a local locksmith or handyman when an issue arises with your lock, see if it’s an easy fix with some simple troubleshooting below. In this article, I’m only going to address keyed entries and deadbolts. Keyed Entries – Come with a deadlocking latch bolt. It’s a latchbolt with a deadlocking plunger. […]

Front Door, Hardware, Door Lock

What are the functions of a deadbolt?

When ordering an entryset, deadbolt, or sideplate set, you will be asked for the function of the deadbolt. Your choices typically are single cylinder or double cylinder. Here’s how to decide which you should use. The Two Cylinders The most common option is single cylinder. This means that the deadbolt has one cylinder with a […]

Dexter Deadbolt Latchbolt Satin Chrome

Do You Need to Replace Deadbolt Latchbolts?

An email message came in recently from a customer needing to replace a defective deadbolt latchbolt. They wanted to know if we had the part to replace it. Unfortunately, not all latchbolts are the same, and there isn’t a universal option out there. At TheHardwareHut.com, we stock three brands of replacement latchbolts: Dexter by Schlage, […]

B571 Indicator Deadbolt, Bolt, Lock

Learn About the B571 Indicator Deadbolt

Schlage offers an interesting deadbolt, for use in public restrooms, dressing rooms, or your favorite boutique: the B571 Indicator or Occupancy Deadbolt. This bolt meets ANSI A156.5 Grade 2. A fully functional secure deadbolt, this product doesn’t use a traditional key to operate. Instead, it has either a green “VACANT” display or a red “IN […]