A clear majority of Americans (68%) say that crime is rising in the USA, essentially very similar to the 70% from last year. This level of pessimism is not unusual.

Is your home safe?

In recent years we have witnessed a very worrisome phenomenon, as burglars in the United States are becoming more and more sophisticated and with simple tools they are getting into apartments with lightning speed. It’s no secret that most homes in the US still have old locks that were installed many years ago and are not adapted to today’s technology. These old locks are easily broken into by a growing number of criminals.

Today everyone can learn to break into the lock in minutes by watching videos and other video sites that teach you the possibilities and guide what tools to use, in order to break into ordinary locks of apartments and vehicles. Almost every day today, there are newspaper articles reporting injuries resulting from confrontations with burglars. For example:

“Man suffers head injury after being hit during aggravated burglary”.

The best solution is to install high security locks.

Surprisingly, thanks to improved technology and lots of supply, manufacturers of locks lowered their prices and today it is possible to purchase a very powerful lock, including installation at prices that anyone can afford between $ 150-300.

Most high security locks use certain designs or characteristics, that improve their ability to resist mobilization and forced entry for a given amount of time. The main goal of all high security locks is not to be undefeatable, but instead to make the breaking in – too expensive or time consuming.

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Most high-security locks have many of the following characteristics:

Restrictive Keyways

The use of complex and paracentric keyways, that frustrate attacks by manipulation or by making it harder to insert and maneuver tools within the lock.

Key Control

The ability to control the creation, distribution, and cutting of keys for a given lock. Most high security locks have key bows and wiping patterns that are patent protected to prevent unauthorized manufacturing. Keys to high security locks generally require a security card, to be presented for a locksmith to duplicate keys. Many require a specialized key cutting machine.

Key Differs

High security locks traditionally offer a very high number of real and theoretical key differs to prevent cross keying and allow for complex master keying configurations.

Manipulation Resistance

Almost all high-security locks have components designed to resist manipulation from lock picking and decoding attacks. Security pins are the most popular example of anti-manipulation components in pin-tumbler locks.

Destructive / Forced Entry Resistance

All high-security locks use strong materials and designs that make them resistant to destructive entry techniques. Steel rods, ball bearings, and hardened materials are common.

Among the leading companies that manufacture such locks are ASSA Abloy, Kaba Group, Kwikset, Medeco, Mul-T-Lock and many other good companies.

In summary, is it really worthwhile to install a high security lock system?

Sure, currently, everyone is buying the most advanced phones and gadgets just for the fun of it, so is it not worth spending $ 200 and sleeping quietly, knowing that a strong lock protects you. Installing such a lock is good and will keep you save for the next 15 years. It is also highly recommended to have such a lock installed by a licensed engine operator with several years of experience in the field.