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  • n  the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

  • A motion detector was activated every time the room was locked, and there were separate deadbolt locks on the back room that housed a computer linked to a mainframe at Petrocelli's .
  • They put deadbolt locks on all the outside doors, wired a back-room window with a siren, and even bought a third car to park as a decoy in the driveway if they could not avoid .
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  • How to Replace Door Handles and Change Locks
    Sean Buino of Dad’s Handyman Service showed us how to replace door handles and change the locks on our door in under a half hour. Added security for little cost! Supplies: Lock and deadbolt set Phillips head screwdriver Step-by-Step Disassemble …
    June 9, 2013 - WGN TV Chicago

  • Rob McKenna in USA Today
    It's like telling someone you can't put a deadbolt on your front door until after you've been burglarized,says Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna.

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