Differences between doorlocks

What are the differents between doorlocks?

The average home will typically feature two locks:  a spring-loaded bolt that is found within the locking mechanism of the doorknob called a latch and a deadbold which is usually placed below or above the doorknob. There is, however, a new kind of lock called the smart lock. Let’s explain the differences and characteristics of these three types of locks.


This commonly used lock makes uses of spring-loaded latches within it’s typical lockset. Spring latches can be made with two specific designs.

Latchbolts – These latches feature a spring-loaded bolt that is angled off at the top edge. As the door is closed, the angled side of the bolt will engage with the edge or lip of the strike plate and the bolt itself will retract due to the pressure of contact with the strike plate.

Deadlatches – This device can be seen as a slight improvent on the design of the latchbolt. Deadlatches feature what’s known as a guardbolt, which is a smaller cylindrical bolt positioned right beside the latchbolt. The guardbolt is designed to move in unison with the latchbolt up until the point where the latchbolt extends into the strike plate. This improves the safety of your lock and makes it more difficult for burglers to open the lock with lockpicking tools.


Deadbolts are a lot thicker and heavier than spring latches. They are not rounded at the end. They are normally comprised of steel, bronze or brass, and they extend deeper into the door frame–typically about one inch–than spring latches. You can engage a deadbolt using a key or a turn knob, or by way of an automated motor such as with a keyless device.

Smart locks

With a smart lock you no longer need a key to open or close your door. You can  simply open your door with a touch. Easily lock, unlock and manage access for friends, family and guests from anywhere with an app or your fingerprint, depending on the smartlock you have purchased. These locks can also be programmed for multiple users and restrict users accessing after certain hours.


Differences between an agenda, a diary, a datebook, a schedule and a timetable

What are the differences between an agenda, a diary, a datebook, a schedule and a timetable?

These terms seem synonyms of each other, but have clear different meanings.

Agenda is a chronically sorted list of items to be discussed at a meeting. In countries like The Netherlands and Belgium agenda refers to a datebook or diary. When we talk about a diary or datebook we describe a  book with, a space for each day where you write down things that you have to do in the future. A diary is more often used for writing done memories and thoughts about our personal life. Another word for it is a journal. A schedule is a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing. And a timetable is a list showing the fixed times at which events will happen: for instance a subway train schedule.

Differences between toilet paper and tissue

What are the differences between toilet paper and tissue?

Both toilet paper and tissue (facial tissue) are made of paper pulp, and are designed or single use only. Facial tissue has a smoother, wetter surface than toilet paper because it is used to clean your face. The more expensive brands make use of lotions and scents on their tissues.

Toilet paper on the other hand is made of slightly rougher paper, which consists of one or more sheets, depending on the quality and the brand. The most expensive ones are also scented or decorated with nicer patterns. Cheap toilet paper consists of the roughest paper and just one or two tiny sheets of paper. When used often this can irritate your delicate parts, one can be better be safe and invest in better quality paper or use a bidet if possible.

The newest rage is toilet paper delivered to your home. This is more environmentally friended because it’s recycled paper and one orders a lot of rolls of paper at once.

Differences between growth hacking and digital marketing

What are the differences between growth hacking and digital marketing?

Let’s sum up the main characteristics of a growth hacker and a typical digital marketer. Then we will explain more about the differences and similarities between both marketing disciplines.

Growth Hackers are:

  • Data driven
  • Tech-savvy
  • T-shaped: knows all channels, but has dominant skills
  • Thinking outside the box (cross-channel mindset)
  • Eager to learn new skills
  • Constantly a/b-testing

They only take action on results based on data.

Digital Marketers are:

  • Specialists in one or two channels, for instance SEO or SEA.
  • Thinking within the box (within the boundaries of their own specialisation)
  • Less data-driven or no data-driven mindset
  • Economic or Sales background
  • Planning long term/whole campaigns

Let’s dive into the differences

Where Digital Marketers primarily focus on getting more traffic, a Growth Hacker will always think about the whole sales/product funnel. They think of strategies to improve the outcome of the whole chain by looking to all facets of the customer journey.

Most Digital Marketers are digital natives (non-technical people). They have to rely on developers, designers and other specialists and find it hard to implement those things themselves. Growth Hackers, on the other hand, are tech-savvy and can execute their ideas on their own.

Digital marketing professionals can evolve into proper growth hackers, but it takes a lot of effort. They have to become more data-driven and learn more about development (front-end and back-end). Read more about this topic on the website of Growth hacking Amsterdam.

Differences between an au pair, a babysitter and a nanny

What are the main differences between an au pair, a babysitter and a nanny?

Sometimes the terms au pair, babysitter and nanny are mistaken for each other, but in reality they are three separate different jobs.

What are the differences?

An au pair is defined as a young person (in the age range of 18-30), who goes abroad to live with a native family and learn a language in exchange for childcare. Meanwhile, a babysitter is someone who temporarily cares for children on behalf of their parents, mostly as a sidejob or odd job for a few hours every week. For instance on date night of said parents. Often the babysitter is a young adult or older child who lives nearby and can reach the parents by phone in case of an emergency. He or she is not educated to care for children or baby’s.

A nanny is a educated professional who works in full time employment for a family. The nanny creates daily schedules, cleans the house and helps children do their homework. Nanny’s often live nearby or in-house, due to their long working days and responsibilities. You can learn more on Nutur.nl, a Dutch baby blog.