Most home and business owners understand that when it comes to securing entry doors, nothing beats a quality deadbolt. Basic cylinder knobs are often easy to bypass either by force or with lock picking tools. However, if your deadbolt is made from cheap materials or is easy to pick, you might be wasting your money, and risking your most precious valuables if a criminal ever succeeds at invading your space. Do you live or work in the Atlanta, Georgia area? If so, you might want to consider making the switch to high security deadbolts to help avoid the hassles and harm that’s often associated with burglary. At Top Atlanta Locksmith, we provide premium lock and key services for citizens of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Suwanee, Decatur, Brookhaven and all surrounding Metro area neighborhoods. Along the way we’ve installed countless deadbolts for customers, and have learned a lot about which locks are worth it and which ones to avoid. Keep your property safer by following these tips when searching for your next deadbolt investment.
Truthfully, you can have a premium grade deadbolt installed, but it won’t stand up to much of a fight if it has a tiny throw and a standard strike plate. Many burglars will attempt to kick in the door or use a crow bar on the frame to pry the throw loose from the door jamb. Longer throws that are embedded inside heavy duty, deep set strike boxes will be much more difficult to bypass.
Lock picking and bump key use is on the rise, but many burglars will still attempt to use power tools or brute force to bust the lock completely. If your deadbolt is made from cheap, weak metal, it won’t take long at all before they’ve gotten through the lock, even if the cylinder itself is resistant to picking. Make sure that you know what kind of materials are used throughout the entire lock system.
Thousands of property owners are making the switch to residential and commercial smart locks, and for good reason. They’re futuristic and fun, but they’re also very practical for today’s modern lives. Most options are keyless entry, and some also feature biometric and RFID technology for an added layer of personalized protection. For this reason, traditional lock picking or bump key methods won’t work at all to bypass the locks. But keep durability in mind before making a final decision. Some may still have minimum standard cylinders installed, making it easy for lock pickers to get through the front door fast. Others might be very easy to drill or force open. Make sure the lock you choose is both smart, and tamper-resistant.
Have you been thinking about making the switch to high security deadbolts? Call the experts at Top Atlanta Locksmith. We are proud to provide local Atlanta area residents with a variety of services including high-security lock installation and repair, commercial locksmith services, key duplication, rekeying and 24/7 emergency lockout assistance. Call our office today to find out more information or to schedule your next appointment.