What is a good, secure lock?

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Old 09-24-06, 02:38 PM
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Question What is a good, secure lock?

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I need a lock that is very secure and hard to pick. Are electronic ones the best bet? I don't care if its a key or electronic lock, I just need one that will be hard to get into.

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Old 09-24-06, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Granat
Hello-

I need a lock that is very secure and hard to pick. Are electronic ones the best bet? I don't care if its a key or electronic lock, I just need one that will be hard to get into.

I appreciate the help.
Hi Granat,

And welcome to the board.

Although I have never actually seen one, I have to go with a recommendation of Globallocky on this one. Bilock is a very much pick proof. I know I won't ever try and pick one. Here's a link to their site: www.bilock.com

Give them a look-see. You will see what I see, as they are a bit different.

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Old 09-24-06, 06:32 PM
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Welcome to the DIY boards Granat.

There are countless high security locks on the market that will fill your need for security.
Most claim to be virtually pick proof as well, though breakins are seldom done by picking the lock as that method can be very time consumming and uncertain and a thief certainly does'nt want to be standing on your stoop trying to pick the lock for ten minutes.

The brands that I have worked most often with include Medeco, Assa, Abloy, Mul-T-Lock and Primus. All of these are very good quality, but your choices certainly don't stop there.
Of course, with any high security lock, be prepared to pay higher prices as well. You get what you pay for!

After you've made your decision on a lock brand, don't forget to look after reinforcing the frame too because that can be a weak point on a lot of entrances. There are many types of extended strike plates to consider to take care of this.

Hope that helps
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Picking locks is pretty difficult and time consuming even for those who are good at it. A much bigger concern, as mentioned, is that the door jamb is reinforced. Not to tell you to buy a cheap lock, but what good is an expensive one when someone kicks your door in? In locks, I like Medeco for high security. Just make sure you're sitting down when the locksmith tells you what they're going to cost.
 
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Old 09-25-06, 03:52 PM
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Having worked in the lock and security industry well over 25 years in North America, the Asia-Pacific and a little in the Middle East and having and continuing to learn new methods in lock and security systems....I can say fairly certainly that most of the brands mentioned above are indeed good quality.

If I was to select a preferred order for type of high security, based on pick resistance....I would say the Abloy Protec cylinder would be at the top of the list without any doubt. Second, I would place Bilock, then Medeco, Multlock Primus in that order of the above listed products.

If price is the primary motivation here....then Bilock will win hands down easily. You probably wont find a better quality competitively priced High-Security cylinder/lock for any application....aside from the fact that the keys are probably harder to duplicate than any of the other aforementioned brands, simply because of the specialist machinery required to produce them.
 
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