High security locks are a must-have for anyone who wants to amplify their home security.
You need an effective means to prevent unwanted intruders and as well as having a door that makes it very difficult for burglars to threaten the security of those you love and your possessions you need to choose the safest lock for a front door.
Safest front door locks come in all shapes and designs which makes the process a little bit challenging.
But once you know what you are looking for you can make an informed decision about what you need.
Costs can vary when it comes to the safest front door locks but paying as much as you can not only afford you greater security, it will also give you greater peace of mind.
The things you need to look for when thinking about a lock for the front door include:
Ensure that your lock is made from heavy duty metal components not plastic. One way to tell that the lock is made from metal is simply by holding it. If it feels heavy, then it will contain more metal.
Complex lock cylinder
The lock cylinder needs to be complicated enough to deter burglars. It needs a mechanism that is able to resist attempts at lock picking, lock impressions and bump keys. No lock is totally resistant to being picked, but the idea is to make it as difficult as possible for a would-be intruder. Reading customer reviews of locks is one way to narrow down your search for the safest front door locks.
You need heavy duty steel bolts that can withstand break in attempts from kicks, battering rams and with sledgehammers. Door locks with steel bolts will ensure that thieves can’t use a reciprocating saw or hacksaw to inflict damage.
Locks that can’t be drilled through to gain access are essential for ramped up security. There are two key points to protect locks from drills: the shear line and set screws which are capable of being covered by hardened steel ball-bearings. You may also consider anti-drill plates that rotate to prevent drilling of the shear line.
This is necessary if you want to make your home as safe as possible. For the safest front door locks the patented keyway will ensure that access to cuttable keys is limited. OK again this isn’t fool proof, but it will make cutting new keys for your property a headache for any would-be intruder.
Innovative electronic locks are now a modern alternative, and they are amongst the safest front door locks available. You access the door via a code so that you don’t need to open the door with a key, which can potentially be copied or lost. It is possible to open your front door via your mobile phone – and even let people in when you are not at home, which if you have children, is a pretty useful feature.
The drawbacks include forgetting your access code and the fact that electronic locks will cost more than the more conventional lock.
Remember too that the quality of your front door is as important as that of your lock when it comes to security.
Valeanto’s Iron Doors are amongst the safest front doors UK not only looking good but meeting all your security needs.