Your home or business and its property are only as safe as the lock that is protecting it. What are heavy-duty locks, and why would anyone consider having them installed on a place of residence or on a commercial property?
Heavy duty locks provide you with comfort and protection, providing you with the level of security you need. Common locks that go on doors to residential property and more secure locks intended for commercial properties usually provide you with the sense of security you need for keeping out unwanted burglars or people you do not want to have access to your belongings. However, sometimes a step up in security is needed, and that’s when heavy duty locks come into play.
Residential or Commercial Security
Most homeowners want their belongings inside their house and their property protected and secure. Most business owners require a higher level of protection for, not only the items that keep their company running but also to ensure the safety of their workers. Both scenarios have use for heavy duty locks.
Basically, heavy duty locks provide stronger grade steel and higher levels of protection from break-ins. Some are designed to make forcing or jarring the lock loose nearly impossible while others are padlocks or master locks with durable components.
Sometimes, the property that you want to keep under lock and key is portable, like a bicycle. In these cases, you want to make sure the locks that are securing your item are durable and not easy to tamper with or break to open and steal your property. Other times, you may be looking for a heavy-duty padlock to secure a shed or storage unit.
Heavy duty deadbolt locking systems come with longer and thicker throws, bolts for added security when set into place within the door frame. They also sometimes have strong backset latches, and anti-pry collars or a free-turning outer ring to resist wrenching attacks. Some have a solid brass design and a steel shroud over the locking bolt. All heavy-duty deadbolts are typically Grade 1, 2, or 3 certified.
Master Lock is a leader in the locking industry for providing portable security products, which in many cases means a secure padlock, not one that is easily cut off or has an easy-to-maneuver combination. Instead, these heavy duty locks provide features such as digital, electronic, or keys to open the lock.
These are sometimes referred to as commercial grade. The pick-resistant design sets itself above the basic locks by incorporating features that would prevent an average attacker from easily opening the lock and resisting bumping and shimming.
Go even farther in securing your place with a heavy duty lock that provides you with high security. These locks employ mechanisms that completely block and render nearly useless most typical lockpicks. An attacker with anything less than stellar skill would be unable to break into a high-security lock in less than half an hour. Even a skilled attacker would need specialized tools and techniques to compromise a heavy-duty, high security lock.
Contact a local professional locksmith to discuss your security needs and whether or not heavy-duty locks are right for your home or business needs.