High-Security Door Locks: How to Choose the Best Brands?

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High-Security Door Locks: How to Choose the Best Brands?

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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?

  1.   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?
  2.   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.
  3.   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.

Why not visit our store where you can browse our range of high-quality locks from brands such as Mul-T-Lock and Medeco and take the expert advice of our certified locksmiths?

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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I lost my house keys- Should I change my locks?

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I lost my house keys- Should I change my locks?

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Losing your keys is a stressful and annoying disruption to your life that unfortunately happens to many every day. Should you be worried though or is it ok to just get a copy and forget about it?

When and where do you think they were lost?

Of course, if you knew the answer this, they very probably wouldn’t be lost. However, having some idea of where your keys were misplaced can help you decide on what you should do next. If for example you were away on a trip in another part of the country (or in fact in another country) the likelihood of someone finding that key and managing to match it to your property hundreds or possibly thousands of miles away is extremely unlikely. In this case, changing the lock could represent an unnecessarily high investment given the potential risk. If on the other hand you think it was lost somewhere on the street or in the local neighborhood, or there was some kind of identifier on a key chain, changing your locks might not be a bad idea!

Different locks, different options:

Some locks, such as high security locks allow the user to have them re-keyed. This means changing the locks internal pins so that existing keys no longer turn the barrel and unlock it. This offers a cost-effective and highly safe option to avoid having to change the whole (possibly expensive) lock. Any certified locksmith in Miami is able to offer this service. Quickly Locksmiths offer a 15-minute call out to allow you to get back to being as safe as possible, as quickly as possible!

Changing the lock:

Sometimes the above option just isn’t suitable though and the whole lock will need to be changed. This needn’t always be seen as a bad thing though as sometimes locks wear out and are really only effective for a certain period of time. If the lock needs to be changed, see it as an opportunity to improve the overall security of your property and invest in a more up-to-date and secure lock.

As always, our experts in store and on the phone are available to offer support.

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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Choosing The Right Warehouse Locks

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Warehouse Security: Choosing The Right Warehouse Locks

Locksmith Services to CEMEX - One Of Our Commercial Locksmith Client

Securing a warehouse properly depends on its size, the area in which is located and what its contents are. These three aspects are all equally important to consider when deciding on the level of security necessary. At our local store, Quickly Locksmiths offer no obligation quotes on all properties, not just warehouses, so you can have an idea on the costs involved for the various options available to you.

At Quickly Locksmiths we have a wealth of experience advising on security and carrying out installations for warehouses. We always recommend the strongest locks possible in order to guarantee the highest level of security. Sturdy metal construction on all exposed parts of the external lock (including the housing, bolts and shackles) are preferable in order to deter against and prevent malicious attacks.

What threats are you dealing with?

A strong, outward facing lock limits unwanted access from the outside, but unfortunately, sometimes the threat comes from inside your property. Employees, clientele, suppliers and other individuals are all potential threats. That’s not to say you should start being suspicious of everyone as most people that access your property on a daily basis are probably trustworthy, but internal security should also be a consideration. Locks may not be appropriate for these situations and you may need to discuss the other options for security with our experts at Quickly Locksmiths.

Among the range of services we offer, we can provide a security audit that will enable you to have a clear outline on who accesses your property and at what times. It will also point out any weak spots, allowing you to improve on them before they become a problem! Just call or pop into our shop for more information on these services.

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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