Sit comfortably and take the time to read the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on door locksets, their functioning and use. This page has been especially created to provide valuable information directly to the users of such devices. It covers different topics in the locksmith field.
My locks are not damaged, but old. Should I replace them?
Whether you should replace the door locks or not depends on their durability. Chances are that if the locks are old, they won't be as reliable and resistant as new security door locks. Our technicians can check them out and help you decide, but it's usually best to replace the locks of main doors every few years.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of digital locks?
With these locks, you use an access code, which you can change as often as you like to keep security high. Furthermore, each member of your household or office team can have an individual code assigned. In case someone forgets the code, there won’t be a need for rekeying. The main drawback of digital locks is that they work with batteries which you have to replace timely.
How are door locks given grades?
Manufacturers can submit their models for testing to the American National Standards Institute. The specialists from the institute evaluate the locks on six major criteria. These include performance, strength, cycle life, level of security, material and finish. The locks with the highest scores on these criteria fall into the Grade 1 category. You should try to get such locksets for your home and office.
How do I upgrade to more advanced locks?
It is always best to focus your shopping search on the latest models available on the market. It is worth noting that the level of security offered by a lock depends primarily on its features for resisting break-in techniques, rather than on whether it is mechanical or electronic. The more effective and reliable these features are, the better. The lockset should be made of strong metal too.