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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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Are High-Tech Door Locks for You?

High-Tech Door LocksWhen high security locks stopped being operated with keys, we all started asking questions. Is it safe to get electric locks? And which ones should we get? Which are the main differences between them? Do we forget about security concerns with digital lock installation? The list of questions can go on and on. But one thing you should know is that there are no fixed answers to all these questions. That’s because what’s safe and convenient for me won’t necessary be for you. Although we all talk about main doors, which need resistant locks, the expectations and needs of each property are different. Read More

Is Getting the Right Locks Enough?

locksmithResidentialDo you feel good just by purchasing good security door locks? Don’t be! Home security is more than that! Although the level of your security is highly related to the right selection of locks, this is not absolute. Home security requires many more things than good front door locks. Will every house in Toronto need to follow the same exact rules when it comes to security matters? Despite the fact that each property requires different bolts, they all do need prime quality ones and do need to follow the same rules. What good will it do if you invest money in high security door locks but ignore the window ones? Why should you spend money for deadbolt installation when the door is damaged or hollow? Home security is a lot of things. From the simplest to the most complex, they are all critical. Read More

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