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The Key to Choosing the Right Lock for Your Iron Entry Door

Your wrought iron door was designed to provide you with style, beauty, durability, and security for as long as you’re in your home. The best way to enhance all of these is to find the right lock. We discuss some of the best front door locks for your peace of mind.


Front Door Lock Designs

The great thing about iron doors is that they are available in every style. However, the lock you choose can make all of the difference. For example, a classically styled iron door isn’t complete without a lock to complement this look. Thankfully, there is a wide range of styles to choose from when you need a match for your door.

For example, if your iron door is a modern design with clean lines, the best match is a lock that continues those lines with a flat plate and a simple handle. A door in a traditional design may have many ornamental features, such as filigrees, twists, and curves. Where this is the case, a lock with an oval plate and a curved or twisted handle can be the ideal match.

The beauty of wrought iron is that it is incredibly easy to work with. This allows it to contain a virtually endless selection of ornamental features, both for doors and for locks, making matching simple.


Available Security Features

Today’s iron front door security locks not only mirror the design of the door itself but do so with added security features. The single-cylinder lock requires a key to gain entry from outside, and it can be locked from inside with something called a thumb knob. Another option for single cylinder locks is the keypad, which requires a particular code to gain entry.

A double cylinder lock also requires a key to gain entry from outside, but it is locked with the same key from the inside. This type of lock eliminates the possibility of an intruder unlocking the door should they be able to reach in through an open or broken pane of glass within arm’s reach of the lock. However, the requirement of a key at both sides of the lock can mean a slower exit from the home in the event of an emergency.

The smart lock can send and receive information from any personal device via Wi-Fi. Voice commands can be made from a smartphone or fingerprint recognition can be used to lock and unlock the door.


Front Door Handles and Locks for Every Style

When you want a high-quality lock that complements your wrought iron front door, visit Precise Iron Doors. Our impressive inventory contains locks of every style, pattern, and surface to give you the most options. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Consult our skilled craftspeople, who can design a custom lock that is the perfect match for your front door. Contact us online for more information.