Tru-Guard Single-Cylinder Deadbolt DL71 KA3 door lock

This model has been tested by our experts.

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The Tru-Guard Single-Cylinder Deadbolt DL71 KA3 is part of the Door Lock test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Door Lock models like the Single-Cylinder Deadbolt DL71 KA3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Kick-in as sold: Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

Kick-in reinforced: Kick-in reinforced is the same test using an aftermarket Box Strike in place of the included strike or, for surface-mount locks, 3-inch screws; models scoring Excellent as sold were not retested.

Drilling: Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.