Door Lock Buying Guide
Door Lock Buying Guide
How to Pick a Lock

Many of the dead-bolt locks tested by Consumer Reports don't provide the level of protection you might expect. A few well-placed kicks or a standard cordless drill was all it took to defeat most locks. Those test results are especially unsettling because forcible entries, such as kick-ins, are the most common type of home break-in. And 67 percent of respondents to our national survey count on dead-bolt locks to help keep their homes secure. Of course, any dead-bolt lock is better than the common key-in-knob variety. 

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