Schlage B Series Residential Deadbolt Review

Schlage B Series Deadbolt

Ingersoll Rand, the manufacturer of the Schlage line of locks has gone all the way on this deadbolt lock. Its available in 9 different finishes and one of them is bound to match the rest of the hardware on your door.

This is a Grade 2 lockset that offers Grade 1 performance and reliability. The bolt size on this redesigned deadbolt has increased in diameter by 10% which offers more resistance to kick-in attacks. It features a fast and easy three piece design which makes installation a snap. Their snap and stay feature makes this one of the easiest deadbolts to mount to any door.

This new design includes a much larger and easier to grip inside thumbturn than its predecessor and has a new and improved low profile face that is next to impossible to grab with a wrench plus it will not unscrew.

As an added security feature the redesigned bolt when fully extended into the locked position has 1/2 inch of bolt left inside of the deadbolt housing for extra strength. The bolt also features an adjustable backset of 2-3/8 or 2-3/4 inch which is adaptable to most lockset installations by today’s standards. For those not familiar with the term “Backset” it is the distance of measurement between the edge of the door and the center of the bored hole on the door facing. This measurement is taken from the leading edge side of the door. Since most doors have a bevel on the door edge so that they can physically fit into the door frame, there is a leading edge. This is the edge of the door that is the first edge that enters the door frame. That is where you measure for the backset of the lock.

The design includes a standard pin tumbler type lock cylinder where both the housing and the plug are made of brass. Usually supplied from the manufacturer keyed to a 5 pin key, they can be rekeyed to function with a 6 pin key. The extra pin makes the lock slightly more challenging to pick.

This deadbolt is available in a variety of finishes including Brilliant Brass (505/605), Antique Brass (609), Oil Rubbed Bronze (613), Satin Nickel (619), Antique Pewter (620), Matte Black (622), Bright Chrome (625), Satin Chrome (626) and Aged Bronze (716). This makes it extremely easy to match up the rest of your hardware so the new deadbolt does not look out of place on your door.

For wooden door frame installations these deadbolts now include a strike reinforcement plate with 3 inch screws for maximum resistance to kick-in attacks. Overall, we would highly recommend this deadbolt lock for residential applications. It is adjustable and will replace a lockset that fits either a 1-1/2 inch or 2-1/8 inch door facing bore.

The extra little bit of money that you will pay to buy the B Series Schlage residential deadbolt is worth every nickel you spend on one.
Security Article Written by: Toronto Locksmith


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