Removing a deadbolt lock requires access to the inside of the door from which the lock is to be removed, a screwdriver and minimal, mechanical knowledge. In most cases the deadbolt is easily removed with only a Phillips screwdriver, but some deadbolts require an Allen wrench to remove the faceplate to get to the screws holding the mechanism in place.Continue Reading
If the deadbolt lock is being replaced it is recommended to have the new one on hand before removing the old one. This is to make sure that the home or office is secured with a lock and not left open for extended periods of time.
Secure a garage side door by installing a deadbolt. Reinforce the door, jam and hinges to prevent brute-force invasions. Add a second layer of security by securing the door leading from an attached garage into the house the same way. Always keep both doors locked.Full Answer >
Change the combination on the deadbolt of a Schlage door by entering the deadbolt programming code and then pressing the button marked Schlage at the top of the keypad. Once the keypad turns blue, press the number 1, and enter a new four-digit user code. Confirm the code by entering it again. The Schlage button turns green as confirmation that programming was successful.Full Answer >
Replace front door locks with American National Standards Institute Grade One or Two deadbolts, ensuring that the deadbolt strike plate is also replaced with a box strike model with full metal enclosure. Choose screws at least 3 inches long that go all the way through the security plate into the wood frame. If the door is beside a window, use a double cylinder lock that requires a key on the inside in place of a thumb-turn deadbolt.Full Answer >
To drill out a lock, mark the drill spot with a center punch, drill through the lock face and tumblers while using spray lubricant, then clean out the hole and use a heavy screwdriver to open the door. Drilling out a lock takes roughly 10 minutes and requires a spring-loaded center punch, a drill with a 3/16-inch bit, spray-on lubricant and a heavy screwdriver.Full Answer >