Upgrading the locks is a good idea, especially if you have an old lock that was used for many years. Just like any other mechanical item, locks tend to wear out in time to the point of beyond repair, so a new lock would be necessary not to mention from one of the leading brand names in the market. However, any professional in the security and lock industry would tell you that it is not recommended to get a lock at the local hardware store.
What most people don't know is that that most of the locks sold in hardware store are categorized as Grade 3 locks. These are normally low quality locks that may not be a good security fit for the front or back door of your home, but mostly for indoor use such as a bedroom or a bathroom door. This is another reason why these types of locks are normally cheaper than the ones that professional locksmith technicians or companies carry.
For high quality locks, nothing beat going to a professional locksmith where they always have in stock grade 1 and 2 locks that are high quality and secure enough to protect your home. In addition, a professional locksmith will be able to provide a professional installation as well that will be backed with a warranty on the lock and service provided.
For more information about locks for your home, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno.