MacArthur Locks & Doors had a lock replacement and security lock project in Washington DC NW. The homeowner called for a locksmith as they wanted to change their locks to new security locks. We quickly responded to their request for a locksmith Washington DC NW as the homeowner was looking for a residential locksmith. We were able to replace all the exterior locks with new locks.
Understanding Security Locks
Most security locks use specific designs or features that enhance their ability to resist forced entry. The benefits of having electronic security locks at home include the ability to send e-keys via an app, presence detection, smartphone-friendly lock systems, and better security.
Smart locks can also work with your existing system or provide a new lock. Another advantage is that your smart lock knows you and offers convenience for the disabled or elderly. You don’t need to hide a key outside since you can secure your home remotely. Another advantage is you have the ability to add or remove e-keys as the need arises, and you have easy access for updating pins or other security components by a reliable residential locksmith.
Most high-security locks have many features included in their design to enhance security. Several of these characteristics are prerequisites to obtaining various security ratings. If you choose a lock replacement to upgrade your locks at home, make sure that the security locks you will select have these characteristics:
Higher Manufacturing Standards - These are higher quality locks to prevent the manipulation of the lock system by thieves. The increased tolerances also contribute to the durability and longevity of the secure lock. In other words, these locks are more ‘secure’ and will last longer!
Restrictive Keyways - To prevent lock picking by crooks, restrictive keyway locks feature complex and paracentric keyways, making it difficult to insert and maneuver tools within the lock.
Destructive/Forced Entry Resistance - Common materials such as steel rods, hardened materials, and ball bearings are among the few features that are used to make security locks durable and highly resistant to destructive entry schemes.
Key Differs - Traditionally, high-end security locks provide numerous fundamental and technical differences to avoid cross keying. Only the key that the lock was set for will open a specific lock. This will prevent different types of keys from being used to open a particular lock.
Manipulation Resistance - Most higher security locks possess customized components to withstand manipulation from lockpicking and decoding attacks. The most secure anti-manipulation parts in pin-tumbler locks are the security pins. Other types of locks have components built to resist key bumping, which is another helpful feature to enhance security at a home or business.
Key Control - To substantially increase the security of a particular lock, a key control system can control the distribution, creation, and cutting of keys. Patent-protected key bows and warding patterns are specialized components of security locks that prevent unauthorized manufacturing. Most security lock keys also need an accompanying security card to be shown to a locksmith in order to allow duplication of the keys. A specialized key cutting machine is also required to be able to duplicate security lock keys.
For lock replacement services, call MacArthur Locks & Doors as soon as you need help in upgrading your home locks when a break-in occurs, when you want to upgrade your lock security, whenever you get locked out at home, some previous tenants moved out, or new people move in. Be sure to hire a professional residential locksmith to handle all your residential locks. Securing your home by lock replacement using secure locks should be done as soon as you are ready.
MacArthur Locks & Doors is the name you can trust for all your lock and door security! We provide rekey services for commercial locksmith and auto locksmith needs. We also install high-security locks and access control systems. Our emergency locksmith services cover Washington DC NW and the surrounding area. For reliable residential locksmiths, give us a call at (202) 760-4589 to learn more About Us.
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