The biggest difference between a deadbolt and a Flip Lok lock is that they have different latches and methods of locking, offering varying levels of protection. Both provide safety and prevent unwanted entry. Neither lock can be “jimmied” open with a knife blade or credit card. So what makes them different?
- Flip Loks offer the ultimate protection. It can be activated by anyone and will turn any room into a Safe Room instantly
- Flip Loks can be installed in apartments and temporary housing without causing a headache for renters and landlords
- Flip Lock is versatile and can be installed on any inward and outward opening doors, and both right or left opening ones.
- Flip Loks installation takes less than 5 minutes with a screwdriver and/or small drill
- Flip Lok does not require a key and cannot be opened from the outside
- Deadbolts are considered to be safer and more durable than spring bolts, which is why most homes and businesses opt for them, or a combination of the two.
- However, they can be accessed with a key and are “pickable”.
- Deadbolts are also breakable, making it easier for intruders to work around the lock.
- Deadbolts release when the tumbler rotates to the proper position and the pins move into alignment.
- Making installation harder and less user friendly.
- Most individuals will need to hire a locksmith when installing a deadbolt lock.
Both Deadbolts and Flip Loks will work when wifi goes out or your phone is dead. Neither lock uses a battery. Either lock can be installed on any inward or outward swinging door, but the Flip Lok offers 10x more protection than your traditional deadbolt. If you’ve given someone a spare key, or your building manager has access to your apartment, the Flip Lok® ensures no threats can open your door, with or without a key.
What are your thoughts? Which lock would you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.