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You probably never knew that your door lock is the weakest part of your home security. Getting good locks means assuring that windows and doors are secure and a burglar will not be able to get inside your house. However, when we talk about the bathroom door lock, we probably mean privacy rather than security. A door to a bathroom is also an important part in your house. Therefore you need to think, what kind of lock you want to have there: restroom indicator lock, which has a door occupancy indicator, or ADA compliant door lock?
Lets have a look at the market options.
Smart front door locks.
Smart locks are not only secure but also convenient in usage. There are many features in the smart lock that attract customers. These features are: the limited amount of attacks to your home, as it quite hard to break the lock, it usually has the best defense baseline. Also, one study shows that there are a limit number of attacks to the homes with such locks. Sometimes, these locks are used as public restroom door locks. Therefore it can be called as a public bathroom privacy lock.
Deadbolt door locks.
The deadbolt door lock is a foundational lock in terms of security. The deadbolt is installed in the hole in the frame of a doorway. Usually, it has a single cylinder and can be opened from the inside of the room with a thumb turn mechanism. The deadbolt can be also a vacant/engaged door lock, which can be used in offices, public places, etc.
Vacant/occupied door locks (vacant/engaged door locks).
A special kind of locks which are perceived as a bathroom privacy lock. These door locks are extremely useful in a public restroom as they show whether the room is occupied or free to use. Some producers of locks may also put different signs. For instance, instead of the “occupied” sign, they may put a sign “In-Use”. Moreover, some respected manufacturers, comply with the law. In particular, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, all the locks have to be ADA compliant locks. So we extremely recommend having such kind of locks in public buildings.
As you can see there are some choices to make. Our suggestion for you is to consider your aims and expectations and then choosing the right lock for you.