When it comes to the security of your home you can’t afford to simply rely on basic safety components and measures which may be easily compromised. That’s why an experienced locksmith typically recommends the use of high security locks for residential and commercial properties which require utmost protection. Compared to standard locks which are easy to manipulate and damage, high security locks offer the following benefits.
Benefits of High Security Locks
Generally, high security locks have hardened cylinders and other sturdy components which will resist any manipulation by a potential thief or trespasser. While ordinary locks can be hammered or drilled loose in less than two minutes, first-rate locks with hard cylinders require considerable effort to give in. Although the exterior of high security locks can become damaged under extreme drilling and pressure, their specially designed internal mechanism will prevent doors from opening. In fact, some locks are made to withstand harsh weather conditions and tough environments.
It’s not just in the movies, even real-life thieves try their luck in picking locks in the hopes of getting inside a home or commercial building and slipping away with prized items and valuables. It’s a good thing the majority of high security locks are made to resist manipulation of any kind. This type of lock has security pins, false gates or serrated components to prevent manipulation. A number of high security keys also have a side bar feature which boosts their pick resistance.
Lock Bumping Resistant
Used mainly to pick pin tumbler locks, lock bumping requires the use of a “bump key” which fits the pin stacks of the target lock. It’s been estimated that with 10 bump keys a criminal is capable of unlocking 90% of common tumbler locks. This is why high security locks are equipped with tight tolerances and rotating tumbler pins which make them completely bump resistant.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of the locksmith business, especially high security locks. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as well!