We’ve been in the secu­ri­ty busi­ness for decades now…and some advice is time­less. While tech­nol­o­gy has cre­at­ed some new secu­ri­ty offerings…there is no sub­sti­tute for the basics of Phys­i­cal Pro­tec­tion. Locks are your front line of defence in keep intrud­ers OUT! When con­sid­er­ing secu­ri­ty enhance­ments there are places where you can choose low­er bud­get items, with­out increas­ing your vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty. Locks are NOT in this cat­e­go­ry.

If you recent­ly pur­chased a new home or busi­ness, your keys may have been in a lock­box for weeks or longer with access to count­less real estate peo­ple and con­trac­tors. You also don’t know how many keys the pre­vi­ous own­er had cut. At the very least a rekey by a lock­smith is essen­tial.

The Big Box stores stock very attrac­tive shiny and attrac­tive look­ing locks, some even boast of key­less entry…but are they secure? Of course, any lock is bet­ter than no lock, and we encour­age every­one to ALWAYS keep doors locked whether you are home or not. But as a con­sumer, you need to know that all locks are not cre­at­ed equal­ly and that high price does not always equal high secu­ri­ty.
We will also let you in on an indus­try secret. All Grade One locks are not cre­at­ed equal­ly. On Big Box Store shelves you will find some brands boast­ing a G1 secu­ri­ty lev­el, what they don’t tell you is that this is based on a res­i­den­tial grad­ing sys­tem. For true high-qual­i­ty locks, you will need to seek out Com­mer­cial Grade One ratings…and you won’t find this at your local Home Depot.
Why do you need the high­er grade locks? It’s all about stan­dards and cer­ti­fi­ca­tions. You would not by a life jack­et for your child with­out the CSA (Cana­di­an Stan­dards Asso­ci­a­tion) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion stamp on it… so why buy a lock with­out a ULC (Under­writ­ers Lab­o­ra­to­ries of Cana­da) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion?

The cer­ti­fi­ca­tions mean that a 3rd par­ty objec­tive agency has test­ed the locks using trust­ed stan­dards and con­di­tions. Locks with ULC cer­ti­fi­ca­tions mean they meet min­i­mum stan­dards for pro­tec­tion against lock pick­ing, drilling, key bump­ing, high heat and fire.
Because time is your friend when try­ing to pre­vent bur­glar­ies, the longer it takes a poten­tial intrud­er to pick, drill through, or key bump your lock, the more like­ly he will just give up for fear of being detect­ed.

The oth­er extreme­ly impor­tant fac­tor in a Com­mer­cial Grade One lock is “Key Con­trol”. The best lock in the world won’t keep some­body out if they have a key. Ask us about secure key­ways, where only autho­rized users can get keys cut. Or ask us about our amaz­ing Mul-T-lock 3 in 1 high-secu­ri­ty cylin­ders that offer you the abil­i­ty to change a lock com­bi­na­tion all on your own. Lost keys or any cir­cum­stances that might require a user to imme­di­ate­ly change a lock com­bi­na­tion are eas­i­ly resolved by 3in1 key­ing. No wait­ing for a lock­smith to arrive, no new locks to pur­chase.
When it comes to step­ping up your game on secu­ri­ty we have a lock solu­tion for you.

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