How to keep someone from unlocking deadbolt on the outside?

Is there a way to keep the lock in place from the inside so that someone on the outside can’t unlock it via key or anything?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    It seems that you need something other than a deadbolt!

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Easy fix:

    Squirt some super glue into the outside keyhole...The lock will not work from the outside any more.. :-)

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  • 9 months ago

    Not sure. But, get that lock thing that they have in hotel rooms where a long bar that is slightly curved latches over a ball on the other side of the door. I hope this makes sense to you.

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  • 9 months ago

    I think you're looking for something like this. It allows you to secure the door from the inside regardless of the deadbolt operation.

    https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Additional-Lockdow...

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  • 9 months ago

    generally, no. What you do is limit the distribution of keys. Note that if this house is a rental, your lease prohibits what you're wanting to do ... landlord shall have emergency access, etc.

    Source(s): granddad
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  • 9 months ago

    Take the lock cylinder out of the deadbolt and see if the bolt will operate only from the latch inside. Take the cylinder to the locksmith and have the things changed around and get a new set of keys. Then put the cylinder back in the deadbolt and only the new keys will work in it. You can call the locksmith and they will come to your house and do it. Changing the locks is a common thing.

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  • Paul
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    You can buy deadbolts with no keyhole on the outside

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    On a standard UK night latch you slide the snib up or down. This deadlocks the lock. The snib is the round button in the image in the link.

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