Keeping Your Family Safe With Proper Locks
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Most burglars will try to tamper with the locks as the main point of entry into the house instead of, say, kicking the door open with brute force. After all, no burglar will want to harm himself trying to literally force entry into a well-secured home when there are many other less secured ones nearby. As such, homeowners are well-advised to look for the best locks that their money can buy. These high-quality locks must then be installed by an experienced residential locksmith to make sure that security is at its ultimate best as to ensure it halts any intruder who has the intention of breaking in. The discussion below will try to handle the things to look for when buying high-quality, theft-resistant locks for your home.
The first place that you want to look at when it comes time to upgrade the quality of your locks is, of course, the doors, and specifically those doors that allow people to enter and exit the home. The doorknobs are the weak link when it comes to having your doors secure so you should definitely upgrade these locks to grade 1 such as a heavy-duty ball knob lock.
Look For These Locks:
Key Control, I.E. Restricted Keys
No, this is not a form of remote control. Instead, key control refers to the type of keys that have built-in features that prevent easy duplication without the necessary tools, techniques, and technology at one's disposal. These keys can only be duplicated by their manufacturers and by licensed locksmiths rather than any experienced cat burglar and lockpick. Yes, you may have to spend a few more dollars on key control. Keep in mind that the benefits of these type of keys more than justifies their cost.
Deadbolts that have Multiple Tumblers
Deadbolts too need keys to open through other kinds of deadbolts are more difficult to open because of the number of grooves in the key with each groove representing a pin or tumbler. The general rule is that the greater the number of tumblers, then the harder it will be for the burglar to copy, pick or bypass the lock and, hence, open the deadbolt. Security experts recommend the deadbolts with 7 or more tumblers since the time spent on picking or bypassing the tumblers can stretch for a longer period of time than required for conventional locks. But be sure to choose the deadbolts made from extra-durable materials like brass and steel.
Saw, Drill and Pick Resistance in Locks
Another desirable value to look for in deadbolts is saw-resistance. The lock can still be sawed through but only up to a certain point, said point being the internal anti-saw pins that spin back and forth with every movement of the saw blade. The result is that the burglar can saw for hours and yet have little progress at breaking the lock. Moreover, there are deadlocks that can resist any kind of drill. Basically, the manufacturer inputs hard metal steel chips in the lock which makes it stronger to destroy any parts of the drill as it tries to gets through to the internal mechanism. The burglar can end up with broken drill bits with little success on the target lock itself.
Since burglars like to pick open locks as well, manufacturers have come up with some added security components such as spooled driver pins and anti-bump springs. These extra security components help protect the lock cylinder from even advanced picking techniques. These features will mean a few dollars more on the price tag but the higher price is commensurate with the greater number of benefits. Prospective burglars will find these locks to be too difficult to break, which is good news for you and your family.
Whatever lock you decide to upgrade your entry points with for additional security it is a good idea to consult a locksmith and a residential locksmith in particular, because they will be knowledgeable about the best types and brands of locks to use. The locksmith will also be able to install your new locks for you easily and safely and will help to give you peace of mind as well. Of course, there is really no substitute for using good common sense and for being aware of your surroundings and the people who live around you. Remember one thing an unlocked door does not help anyone but the criminal that wants to victimize you.
For the best locks that can suit your home or business you should go for Anytime Lock and Key Service company for they are the best in this business. This comes from their long term experience in dealing with all types of locks. They will offer you advisory services on picking the right locks and their skills of expertise in creating the best security for your family and possessions.
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