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Which Types of Locks Locksmith Can Advise to Install

By: Karina Lee

Family security is everyone's top priority. The two-income household has created a tremendous need for a secure way to store keys so school-age children can easily access their homes. It also means that homeowners aren't typically home when service work needs to be done.

As you know, security starts at your front door, which is why many customers choose from a complete line of fully-integrated locksmith security solutions. Locksmith can evaluate the existing security of your home, office or vehicle and can make suggestions for upgrades, improvements or a completely new installation.

Locksmith can offer you the following services:
Ã?â‚?? All types of key cutting
Ã?â‚?? Keys by code
Ã?â‚?? Restricted systems
Ã?â‚?? Installation of all locks
Ã?â‚?? Custom-made keys for your locks
Ã?â‚?? Electronic locks
Ã?â‚?? Car locks
Ã?â‚?? Safes
Ã?â‚?? Automatic entry systems

Requirements for specific fixing of locksets to ensure maximum security has resulted many categories of lock types. And can supply and install a wide variety of locks, including:
Ã?â‚??Cylinder Rim Locks - Includes rim latches, cylinder drawback locks, cylinder nightlatches, APG locks, rim deadlocks, deadbolts and rollerbolts etc. Cylinder rim locks are available with a wide range of different security and operational features. The basic model is a simple latch that can be opened at all times from the inside and released with a key from the outside. Top-of-the-range models will incorporate additional functions such as double-locking, dead-locking, resistance to hacksaw and drill attack and resistance to picking.
Ã?â‚??Key in Knob/Lever
Ã?â‚??Tubular Deadbolt - It can be opened from the inside by operating the lever unless it has been deadlocked from the outside with a reverse turn of the key. The latch can be held back by using the snib.
The outside operation is by key, but this can be disabled by using the snib button on the inside as a crude deadlock function. A reverse turn of the key will deadlock both the inside lever and the bolt - this prevents intruders from gaining access via another means and releasing the lock with the lever, but also means that it is possible to lock people indoors.
Ã?â‚??Cylinder Mortice Lock which many shops offer - Includes deadlocks, sashlocks, knobsets, nightlatches, sliding and metal door locks, plus panel locks etc.
Ã?â‚??PADLOCKS - Includes easy-to-use product selector for brass bodied padlocks, lever, cylinder, discus, laminated and combination padlocks, plus padbars, hasps and staples etc.
Ã?â‚??CABINET AND CAMLOCKS - Includes cupboard locks, filing cabinet locks, camlocks and accessories, locker locks, box locks, till locks etc.
Ã?â‚??DOOR AND WINDOW - Includes metal/wooden window locks, door chains and bolts, multiple application locks, merchandisers etc.
Ã?â‚??MISCELLANEOUS - includes bullet & shutter locks, parking posts, wheel clamps, gun cabinet locks, sae locks, vehicle locks, garage door handles etc.
Ã?â‚??Keyless Locks - Digital locks are very popular for access control. This allows authorised users access to secure areas without needing to issue keys. A range of different lock types and applications are available. Locksmiths can help with choosing the most cost effective and secure lock to suit your requirements. Models available now include stainless steel digital locks which have a higher level of corrosion resistance.

If you want to complete home security, you can improve protection of your house by burglar alarm. Most criminals would rather target a home or business which is NOT protected by a burglar alarm. Furthermore, government statistics show that the majority of burglaries carried out on protected homes are actually unsuccessful, which proves that burglar alarms are an effective form of protection and a deterrent to most prospective burglars.

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