High-Security Door Locks: How to Choose the Best Brands?
If you’re considering updating your current locks and you’re looking for some tips, you’ve come to the right place. As Miami’s leading locksmith, we always recommend high security locks as while they are more expensive, the extra protection and peace of mind they offer represent excellent value for money. For bespoke advice, it’s always best to come down to our store or give us a call, but what follows are our general tips to keep in mind when choosing high security locks.
Is the added expense really worth it?
High security locks demand a premium over more basic locking systems – it wouldn’t be realistic to expect anything else. Many will wonder if they’re actually worth the added expense though and while that decision ultimately lies with you, the bottom line is that they are a genuine level up in the level of security they offer. Not only are they designed to lock automatically and resist efforts to bypass them, they also have much stronger components and offer a strong deterrent to potential thieves.
Our locksmiths regularly visit the sites of burglaries and never delight in telling customers that it could all have been avoided with a stronger lock. However, that is the bottom line and if you want to guarantee the highest level of security possible, high security locks should be on your list of considerations.
What should I look for?
- Strength. In part, a lock’s resilience is measured by the strength of its bolt. Look for robust, solid bolts that cannot be damaged easily. In determining the strength of a lock, weight is often a good indicator and a heavy lock will contain more metal and solid internals than a lighter weight lock. Why not come down to our store and see for yourself?
- Cylinder density. As the cylinder is partly visible from the exterior of the lock, the more complex it is, the better. When choosing what’s worth the effort and what’s not, a burglar will often walk away from a complexed and difficult to pick lock. It’s important to ensure the lock matches the door though and our experts are happy to offer tailored advice on what is best for your property.
- Key control. High security locks utilize patents that prevent keys from being copied without strict authorization via an ID card or the like. This means that only you or someone with this card can get a key copied!
Our experience in operating in Miami for over a decade has shown us time and again that high security locks are affordable when viewed as an investment. Nobody plans to be robbed, but the sad reality is that it does happen. High security locks vastly reduce the occurrence of burglaries and avoid the cost and stress involved.