Wednesday, November 25, 2015

High Security Locks

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Maintaining high level of security and safety on a school property can be challenging at times. It is the difficulty to find the balance between restricting and allowing access to the property. In schools, there will always be certain areas which are restricted to certain teachers or other administrator staff, while other areas in the property should have access to students, teachers, and staff altogether. Many commercial lock manufacturers nowadays are offering solutions to schools and campuses where security administrator would be able to offer different levels of access throughout the property and eliminating security risks that often will come from having traditional locks.

The issue with traditional locks is the fact that most types can easily be picked open or have the keys duplicated without any restriction. However, many lock manufacturers are now offering electronic lock systems that include electronic form of access such as key cards or other type of programmable form of key. Electronic smart keys in such system can be easily deactivated in case one was misplaced or stolen using a software on a PC, laptop or tablet.

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In addition, new "keys" can always be added to the system to replace lost keys or when a new user is added. This will eliminate the need to call a professional locksmith to come and re-key the locks which is the case with traditional locks in a security breach type situation. Lock manufacturers designed electronic lock systems to enable time usage control access. This means that any key that will be programmed to the system can be restricted to work for a certain period of time before being deactivated. This can prevent any unnecessary after hours access to the property. This type of system also allow temporary access passes for guests.

For more information about commercial grade electronic lock systems, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno (775) 276-5673.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lock System Upgrade

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One's home is a place of safety and security. However, with an alarming increase in home break-ins and burglary around the country, some people do not feel secure at their own homes. However, with upgrading the existing standard lock system, it doesn't have to be. As many home intruders get wiser, the locking mechanism of traditional locks used to protect your home may get obsolete and would need an upgrade from time to time.

Aging is the enemy of mechanical locks. The mechanism of a lock may suffer some wear and tear in time which may affect its functionality and the ability to hold off breaking attempts by intruders. While it can be easy replacing your existing locks with the same type and manufacturer, considering other types of locks and features might be a better solution.

Most types of locks that are available in the market today have different purposes. Most locks that come with unique features were meant to answer different security needs. Some offer high level of durability to eliminate forced entry while others may offer added convenience. Paying attention to the different grade levels may also assist in choosing the right lock for your home.

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Key-less entry locks offer a great alternative for traditional locks in order to secure your home. These types of locks will normally come in the form of a keypad interface where a 4 to 6 digit code would be required in order to unlock them and open the door. There are many key-less entry locks that are available in grade 1 or 2 which should be enough to provide high level of security to your home.

For more information about upgrading the locks at your home, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno (775) 276-5673.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lock Types

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In every type of field people like to do researches and make sure they are getting the best product and their money worth. In the security business its no different. The question that is commonly being asked is what is the best door lock that is in the market and can provide the best protection to your residential property. The answer is mostly depends on the type of settings the lock will be used for.

There are door locks in some settings which their sole purpose is to keep people in and not out which will use an entirely different mechanism than other locks which meant to protect a home or a work place. The level of security is another aspect to be looked at when searching for the right lock and will be significantly relying on a particular budget the household or business has set. As a home or business owner, you'll always want to look for a lock system that can provide the best protection for an affordable price.

Spring loaded door locks is the most common type of lock around the country. It uses a spring to keep the locking mechanism in place. This type of lock will normally only provide the most basic level of protection to your home. Although they will serve the purpose of keeping the door closed and lock, the average burglar would be able to easily defeat the lock with the most basic tools. It can be disabled by tampering with the spring's mechanism or by damaging the lock using forced entry by drilling or prying.

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To combat some of these methods used by intruders in order to break into homes, first it would be recommended making sure you have a secondary lock installed on the front door of your home such as a deadbolt. Secondly, to protect the locks from getting drilled, there are some anti-drilling lock systems available in the market which comes both in forms of spring loaded locks and deadbolts as well. They include specific hardware that will defeat any type of drill bit that might be used to penetrate the lock.

For more info about high quality locks for your home, contact NorthWest Locksmith Reno (775) 276-5673.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Commercial Property Security

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The security of your business property should be a top priority. If your business property still secured with traditional locks and deadbolts, you should start to think of modern high security solutions in order to keep your business property safe and secure from potential intruders. Nowadays, advance security systems are well known in the form of key-card access, fingerprint and more. In order to properly protect your business from being broken into, moving towards lock systems that implement forms of security that are resistance to common methods used by intruders such as bumping and picking.

For commercial property security purposes, the only thing standard locks are good for is keeping from people walking through the front door with ease. However, when it comes to a professional burglar, its a whole different story. The chances that a traditional lever-set lock or a deadbolt stopping a burglar from breaking into your business property are very slim.

Bumping and lock picking are some  of the favorite methods used by intruders in order to defeat traditional locks. Unfortunately, the tools used for these methods are easily accessible online, fairly cheap and will allow an intruder to easily defeat a traditional lock gain entry into the property without leaving any trace. Another risk for the security of commercial properties is key duplication. Keys that are often in the hands of employees may be subject to unauthorized duplication. Forced entry methods are also used at times in order to gain entry to commercial properties which include hammering, drilling, and more.

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Here at NorthWest Locksmith Reno we can help your business property to overcome these security risks bu implementing high security locks. Most high security locks that we carry come with various features that would prove common methods used by intruders to be ineffective. High security locks that we have come with an independent locking mechanism that is often impossible to pick or bumped. Some of the locks also comes with protection against unauthorized duplication ensuring no duplication would be made. Other solutions against force entry are available as well, give us a call (775) 276-5673.