The Pros of High-Security Locks

Finding the right safety system for your home is an important investment for every homeowner. A good security system starts with having the right kind of locks. Door locks may not seem very important or high-tech for some, but just like doorbells, locks are getting more efficient and sophisticated.

The Medeco High-Security Cylinder is a prime example of how modern lock technology has improved. This patented key control system uses modern lock design technology and existing hardware to help improve a home’s security by preventing forced entry break-ins. You may be wondering how this Medeco Cylinder and other “high-security locks” can do more than a standard lock at break-in protection and in this blog, we’ll help to highlight its impressive features.

While there’s nothing wrong with having a reliable electronic home security system installed in your property, the truth is that these home alarms are very common. As a result, when an alarm goes off, no matter how loud and shrill the sound may be, it’s likely to be ignored. That’s why it’s important to start your home’s line of defense with a reliable lock on your front or backdoor instead.

High-security locks such as the Medeco High-Security Cylinder offer protection from the first attempt at entry. These locks are made to stand up to drilling, picking, and other forms of physical attack, making the potential for a quiet entry difficult. This is achieved by Medeco cylinders that use a sidebar that prevents the key from rotating until it’s in the right position to open. Additionally, the Medeco lock uses patented key control technology to prevent unauthorized duplication of keys. Creating one of Medeco’s keys requires a special key cutting machine and access to Medeco specific blanks, meaning that making a double at the hardware store isn’t an option.

Without the ability to pick or physically manipulate a lock open, a potential intruder will be forced to break a window or kick the door in to gain access to your home. Of course, either method will be very noisy and draw a lot of attention, something that would be disastrous for a break-in. As a result, intruders will likely look elsewhere and move on.

Developed and tested to resist common attacks such as forcing, drilling, sawing, prying, pulling, and plug driving, high-security locks can even show evidence of forced entry unlock other locks that can be forced open without obvious signs of manipulation. This can be helpful in case you ever return home to see signs that someone has entered while you were away. You will then be able to contact the authorities without fear of entering while an intruder is still inside as well as file a more detailed claim with your insurance provider.

If you’re currently in the market for a new lock, then be sure to consider installing a high-security lock for your home. These locks offer a cost-effective option for your home security and modernize a traditional security method in ways that are efficient and helpful. If you’re interested in having a high-security lock installed, be sure to call the expert team at Sure-Fit Security at (301) 585-4595. Sure-Fit Security is an authorized Medeco Service center, so be sure to ask a representative about the Medeco High-Security Cylinder.

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