The back-holding device is the oblique dead bolt. This dead bolt retracts when you press down the handle and springs back when you release the handle. The dead bolt has a task of keeping the door closed when it is unlocked. When you buy a new door, this is usually adapted and does not need adjustment.

Some locks are only equipped with a dead bolt, called latch lock, but these are not burglary approved from a insurance point of view. This type of locks were common in the past but today is not being fitted a new door with these locks as standard.

Many lock has a combination of for example hookbolt locks together with dead bolt. The dead lock is the part of the lock combination that controls the safety. At older locks there is a straight bolt that is common, which also may be standard in simpler doors today.

Today, it is common that doors are equipped with a hook bolt that provides improved protection compared to the straight solution. The upside of a hook bolt is that it connects door and frame, making it difficult for a burglar.

How does a multi-point lock work?

A multi-point lock increases the burglar protection significantly, and it is one of the best things you can equip your front door with. A multi-point lock has two additional locking points with bolts, in addition to the main lock. It will be safer without being complicated to use.

By lifting the handle all locking points extracts, which blocks when you turn the key and lock the door. You can not turn the key until all the bolts are fully extracted. When locked this solution helps to create a safe home and locking environment.  

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