- ANSI Grade-3 Security Keyed Entry Ball Knob
- Steel Round Corner Adjustable Latch
- Nickel plated bolts
- Rich Satin Stainless Finish
When it comes to home security, a variety of systems from hidden cameras to wireless alarms can keep your family and belongings safe. But the simplest option may be the most important: your door locks. The right door lock setup secures entryways to ensure that your home is easily accessible to its residents, but stays shut against unwanted intruders. Door locks include mechanisms for both doorknobs and deadbolts, and can also include features like keyless entry, Wi-Fi connectivity, or touchscreen control pads.
Establish the type of door lock you would like to install—or the type of lock you are replacing—then consider the quality of its components, extra features, and installment requirements.
Choosing a new lock can be confusing if you don’t know the lingo. There are several different designs to choose from.
A door lock should keep your home safe and secure while providing easy access for you and your invited guests. The Kwikset 991 Juno is a no-nonsense lock with the highest grade of residential lock security (ANSI Grade 1) and a simple way to rekey the locks for security reasons or convenience.
The rating issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) can help you suss out the strongest door locks available. Locks are given a grade rating of 1, 2, or 3 based on a lock’s durability and its potential to withstand attempted forced entry.
Most locks on the market require a key to enter the door, but if you lose your keys or give access to someone new, you’ll need a spare set (or a locksmith) to get inside. Keyless locks can be accessed by anyone with the right code—but setup takes some programming, and these options require regular battery changes.
Make sure your lock has an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) grade before you install it. Grade 3 locks, which are common for residential homes, are not are secure as grade 2 or grade 1 locks.2 If you are concerned about security, choosing a grade 1 or 2 lock may help put your mind at ease.