Is Your Home Secure Enough?

We all have items and possessions in our homes that we treasure, and the thought of someone entering our property without our permission and stealing them, well, it really doesn’t bear thinking about. Not only those items, but we have family members and pets living with us that we cherish, too.

 

Intruders are every home dweller’s worst nightmare, but you can make their task much tougher – and in most instances, prevent them from entering altogether – by ensuring that your locks are in good working order, and that they are modern enough to act as a deterrent. Unfortunately, as criminals get smarter, we law abiding citizens need to step up our efforts to foil their illegal attempts to steal from our homes by employing the latest techniques in home safety and locks.

Here are 4 of the best door locks to keep you and your home safe:

  • Deadbolt locks

These are in fact, one of the most common types of locks that are available on the market today. They are so effective because they can’t be moved from their locked position, no matter how hard you try. However, not all deadbolt locks are the same, so be sure to ask your local locksmith or the attendant in your local hardware store, which is the most effective of them all. Most highly recommended for maximum security, would doubtless be the Medeco Maxum Deadbolt, which is incredibly strong and provides the best protection from any form of unauthorized entry.

  • Mortise locks

While these are not so easily found in hardware stores, mortise locks are even more secure than deadbolt locks. Sitting in the frame of the door makes them far more difficult to reach and tamper with, but as with the deadbolt lock, be sure to discuss your options with someone in the know. Some mortise locks are already made up, meaning that you simply need to have them installed, and some have additional safety features like thumb turns on the inside, making the lock easier to use from the inside.

  • MT5 Plus

This patented locking system is arguably the best of the bunch, and with the advanced technology applied to the MT5 Plus, it offers outstanding protection for your home or office. Upgrading your locks to the MT5 Plus would give you instant peace of mind and worries about intruders gaining access to your home, would quickly diminish.

  • Smart locks

The future really is here with smart locks that use top of the range technology; they enable you to control your locks remotely from anywhere, and you can even remotely control things inside your home. As with all types of locks, there are those at the higher end that offer maximum security, with some smart locks being equipped with alarm systems that will alert you to any unwanted attempts to access your home.

The long and short of it is that our homes, our possessions, and our family members are dear to us, and we should never compromise their safety by neglecting our home security systems or our locks; these are the very things that will enable us to go on treasuring our belongings and our homes without the fear of intruders. To upgrade your security systems and locks for maximum protection against an unauthorized entry, get in touch with a reputable locksmith today.