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How to Choose the Best Locking Mailbox for You

locking_postWhen 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.

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Magnetic Locks or Electric Strikes? That Is the Question

Magnetic & ElectricAt 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.

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Door Locks Selection: What Is the Importance of ANSI Standards?

ANSI/BHMAHow 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.

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Are You Comfortable Using Intelligent Deadbolts?

DeadboltIf it’s almost time to replace locks, the idea of getting smart ones is most likely intriguing. There is no doubt that intelligent locks have already left their infant phase and have been tested and used for several years. Trusted brands, like August, Schlage, Kwikset, Yale and ASSA ABLOY – just to name a few – offer a variety of keyless solutions for both residential and commercial applications. And who can deny the convenience of smart locks? You touch and unlock. Letting in your kid or the plumber can often be done remotely. Not to mention how many key related problems you leave behind – lost keys, broken keys, keys stuck in the lock… But are you ready to use smart locks? Are you comfortable using intelligent deadbolts?

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