About Door Knobs

A door knob is something we have all used at least once in our lifetime. It’s very simple, just turn the door knob (which retracts the latch) and either push or pull the door open. No one thinks much about it, or how they work or why they are a hugely important piece of a doors physical security makeup.

Door Knob Installation

Well, TFL’s Physical Security Specialists do! A door knob is just as critical a component of a door, as the frame, deadbolt or door itself.

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A door knob is the first point of contact the door has with the frame.

Most doors that have a door knob installed, have a deadbolt lock above it. If it does not, your door may be at risk – but please visit our deadbolt installation page for more information on that subject. The actual door “latches” because of the door knob. Without that door knob, your door would open or shut with the slightest of breezes! It is an incredible simple, but extremely important door component.

Door knobs also come in several different functions:

Entry – A door knob with a button on the inside and key access on the outside.
Storeroom – A door knob with no button on the inside and key access on the outside.
Privacy – Used mostly on bathrooms, this door knob has a button on the inside but does not require a key on the outside and can be opened with anything long enough to fit in the hole.
Passage – A non-locking door knob, that simply latches the door and does not lock.

Depending on your door and you circumstances, it is important to choose the right door knob. While some lower grade locks found at hardware stores may be fine for your interior doors, you want to make sure that your exterior doors are not vulnerable. Invest in your security and contact The Flying Locksmiths to get the highest grade hardware available for your price point.

Locks & Keys Services

When you need lock and key services for your home or business, turn to the experienced team at The Flying Locksmiths! Our Commercial Locksmiths and Door Security System Specialists can recommend the best solution for your needs from our comprehensive suite of services ranging from high-security locks and keys to rekeying and emergency lockout response. Our company has been in the locksmith business for over 70 years and uses only the most trained, vetted, and professional technicians. Learn more about our lock and key services below.