Lock Impressioning is a method of opening a locked door without having the original key and although it belongs to the lock picking family, it’s a quite different job. Read More
When it’s time for mailbox locks replacement, check out the box too. Having a good lock securing a rusty or damaged mail box is not the best idea. And vice versa. Getting a new letter box without a proper locking system is not wise either. These days, we do most things online (chat with friends, pay bills etc.). Does that diminish the importance of the traditional mailboxes? Well, maybe just a little bit. But as long as you have a mail box mounted on your home door or placed in your curb, keep it safe.
Panic bars can easily let panic set in if they break down. And that’s natural. Panic bars or crash bars or push bars are usually installed in emergency exits. If there is a fire and people cannot push to open the door, they will be trapped inside. At the very least, chaos will settle in and that’s often the worst thing that can happen during emergencies.
And what’s the issue here? You may ask. ‘If there is a problem, we’ll call a locksmith to fix it’. That’s absolutely right, we respond. As long as you realize there is a problem.
At first glance, it might be hard to choose among electric strikes and magnetic locks. But if you scratch the surface and dig deeper, you will find that there are main differences between these two locking devices. And since each will be a great choice for different applications, you need to let your security needs guide you. Is this an emergency exit? Is this a high-security entry point? Is this an interior door? Each time you will need a different locking system and in order to decide on whether to install magnetic door locks or electric strikes, you need to learn more about them. So here we go.
How much do you know about the ANSI/BHMA standards? And why should you bother to learn more when you are simply trying to find exterior door locks? It’s simple. Installing deadbolts picked randomly is not the way to go. If you are looking for high security locks, you need to be sure they will do the job. That is, to provide high security. They must resist all the tricks & methods intruders use to break-in. If not…the news is bad.