Our home must be safe and secure for all of us to have good night sleep and minimize the chances of break in. One of the first ways to secure your personal area is by taking advantage of high security locks for your entrance and back doors.
You might think that if a thief wants to get inside of your house, he will do so no matter what kind of hardware you have installed, however there is a huge difference between picking a standard lock or advanced one with various mechanisms which can if not stop the invasion, at least make it extremely difficult for a bad guy to unlock it and pass through. Yes, it is time consuming to get it done and, yes, you need an extra budget for it, however consider the possibility of someone breaking into your house. Wouldn't it cost even more? Even if you do not count things stolen, you probably end up with broken doors, locks and other various damages that occur during any break in.
Someone roaming your house while you are away is half of a problem. What if it happens at night while your family is sleeping? Can you really have peace of mind and relax in your own house or apartment, if you are aware of the crime rate in the area and that you haven't maintained your locks for as long as you can remember! Keep in mind that if your door is too difficult to unlock, the potential intruder might give up fast and move on to the next victim.
So, what do you need to increase the home security around you and your loved ones? You can simply start with heavy duty door locks, which can be set up in minutes by professionals with the right tools. The locks are advanced because they have proper way to protect the door from pick, drill or bump techniques thieves use to unlock doors. Replacing you current deadbolt and upgrade to high security level is simple, fast and low cost and will provide you with the right and improved security measures.
High Security Locks advantages are summarized in the list below:
High Security Locks Are Pick-Proof
One of the advantages of high security locks such as, for example, Mul-T-Lock and other well designed brands is that it is very difficult to pick open it due to telescopic pin mechanism inside it, compared to the regular average deadbolt sold in any hardware store, which can be picked open with in minutes with the right tools. Don't be mistaken for a second - the thieves have them all!
High Security Locks Are Bump- Proof
Average locks have only 5 pin mechanism inside and therefore can be opened without a problem with a bump technique. Bump keys, by the way, can be found on eBay for example, so basically anyone can buy it and bump open any simple lock. The advantage of high security locks are the telescopic pins, therefore they are bump resistant. It doesn't mean that thieves cannot unlock it, however it is much more difficult and time consuming than the regular day to day lock.
High-Security Locks Offer Key Control
The common lock is paired with a simple key can has no duplication restriction, meaning that anyone with the key can waltz into a hardware store or locksmith shop and request copy key. With the standard key copy machine, there is no problem to duplicate key and create a home key replacement within minutes. High Security locks such as Mul-T-Lock, on the contrast, pairs up with restricted key blanks, which are not available at the hardware store in the first place, and their regular machine cannot perform key cutting of that kind. Plus, there are some keys that are illegal to copy without proper documentation, therefore the store will not handle these type of requests.
To summarize most deadbolts you can find are not bump-proof or pick-resistant, which minimizes your home protection to the lowest possible level. Our technicians have wide variety of High-Security Deadbolts with pick and bump resistance features to bring you the level of protection and house security you and your family need.
We are top company to assist you when it comes to high-security deadbolts in our area. Below is the list of lock brands that are considered most reliable in the market.
Door lock reviews
Protect your home and family with the best door lock or smart lock. Some door locks offer extra security with deadbolt and spring-bolt reinforcement technology.
August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
Poly-Control Danalock V2 BT
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|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave||Bluetooth||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee||Bluetooth||Z-Wave||Z-Wave, ZigBee||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|Integration||Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT, Nest||Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT||Apple HomeKit||Nest||Nest||N/A||N/A||IFTTT|
|Installation||Interior Escutcheon||Interior Escutcheon||Exterior Escutcheon, Interior Escutcheon||Interior Escutcheon||Exterior Escutcheon, Interior Escutcheon||Exterior Escutcheon, Interior Escutcheon||Exterior Escutcheon, Interior Escutcheon||Interior Escutcheon|
|Notifications||Email, Push||Email, Push||N/A||Push||Push||N/A||N/A||Push|
Lock Types and Styles
If you look at the basics of a lock, then you can divide them all into just 2 categories - deadbolts and lever-style locks.
- Deadbolt has a keyhole or touchpad and needs separate lever to open the door.
- A lever-style lock has the lever, the keyhole, and the keypad all in one.
Which type is better option for replacement? If you want it quick and easy, then regular deadbolt can be replaced super fast with smart deadbolt at the least amount of work, time and price.
Other options for smart locks to fit not only your security needs but also style and home decor are:
If you don't want a lock with the traditional key, but rather go for keypad or even both, you can find lost of options available now to the public. There is Yale Real Living Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt, there are other models with just a keypad. There is also locks such as Kwikset Kevo deadbolt without keypad all together, where you have to use either your key or your smartphone to open the door. The advantage is obvious - you will never be in omg-I-lost-my-key situation. On the other hand, the keypads takes tones of space on your door, thief can figure out the code, your phone can run out of battery by the time you get home and so on.
Some locks today actually have a built-in alarm, which goes off when anyone tries force on your lock. This is pretty useful, especially if you have neighbors close by who can alert police and you in case the alarm sounds.
Smart Home Compatibility
Most smart locks don't have a dedicated app, so in order to use them properly with your phone, you will have to connect to smart home hub such as Samsung SmartThings Wink or Amazon Echo plus. Locks that fall into this category include the Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt, and the Kwikset SmartCode 910, 912, 914 and 916 smart locks.
Smart locks that work with Apple HomeKit use Bluetooth to connect to Apple's smart home platform. Those locks have their own smartphone app for iPhones and Android, so even without proper smart home system, you can still control them through your phone. Locks with these features include the August Smart Lock, the Schlage Sense Smart, Kwikset Kevo and Premis, and the Yale Real Living Assure locks—which can also be upgraded with a Z-Wave or Zigbee module.