Every person is entitled to some measure of personal privacy. This is especially true when it comes to property. Securing your home or business from unwanted intruders is an essential part to living safely. With that in mind, lets take a look at some of the most common, high security locks currently out as well as the broad categories they fall into.
The easiest way to approach this process is to have a security audit of your property. With such an audit, a trained professional local locksmith will be able to provide you with not only an idea of the kind of locks you should be using, but also what emergency services they may be able to provide you. In addition, this service may be provided by a mobile locksmith service as well. As always, check and make sure they are certified before accepting their business.
Of all the kinds of locks out there, the most common are keyed locks. These require a key specifically created to fit into and activate all elements of an internal locking mechanism in such a way as to allow entry. While keyed locks are the most frequently used, they are not the safest means of securing a door. For example, many burglar tools can be attempt to activate the right tumblers and cause the door to open. Generally speaking, the more high security the lock is, the longer it will take to get into. An example of a high security keyed lock includes the IBS Diamond Security Locks. Designed to be tamper proof, these locks will be more costly as a result.
While many keyed locks can be kicked or otherwise forced open with enough pressure, deadbolts seek to prevent this by adding additional surface area in the locking mechanism. As you add more cylinders in your lock, the door will be safer. In addition, the deadbolt is often used with keyed locks to provide a higher level of security.
Privacy locks are generally found inside the house like in the entryway to a bathroom or bedroom. These locks can only be opened from the outside with a special unlocking tool and are among the easiest to break into. If you need to better secure a room, then consider not using privacy locks.
Instead of having a key mechanism, electronic locks require special access through either a card or keypad. With enough deadbolts connected to the locking mechanism, it can be a very safe option. Ask you local locksmith services for more information about pricing and availability.