Commercial and residential security requirements have undergone many changes and overhauls over the past couple of decades. With burglars getting better and better at picking and bypassing locks, lock makers have had to up the ante on their products.
In order to beat the burglars and intruders, leading lock manufacturers have developed lock and key merchandise that encompass a whole range of high security, high tech and innovative products that are built to serve the security needs of your home or commercial space. Sofer Services presents our top 5 door lock brands and why we love them:
Mul-T-Lock is renowned worldwide for its access control and high security locking solutions. What’s more, they stand out when it comes to patented key control. Mul-T-Lock patented keys come with a card containing a 7 digit code which is required to have a key cut. That means not just anybody can request a copy or replacement of your key. This is great for commercial security situations where an added layer of security is necessary.
But the real reason we love Mul-T-Lock is because of its deadbolt. They’ve added extra security features to their key and deadbolt that other brands simply don’t have. These include:
UL Fire Rated, ANSI Grade 1 Deadbolt
High Security Key & Cylinder Platform
UL437 Listed for Pick & Drill Resistance
Adjustable Backset – 2-3/8” (60Mm) Or 2-3/4” (70Mm)
Full 1” (25Mm) Bolt Throw with Anti-Pulling Ball Bearings Mechanism
Locking Mechanism Reinforced with Hardened Steel Pins
UL Fire Rated Latch
High Picking, Drilling, Bumping, Prying and Kicking Resistance
Their keys are also like no other – they’re produced with side dimples and magnets to stop lock bumping, picking, and duplication without authorization.
Medeco’s been around for nearly 50 years, producing locks right here in the USA that are high-security, restricted keyway locks. In other words, locks made from the best materials and keys that can’t be duplicated without a valid ID and Medeco card that was issued upon purchase.
Medeco locks are widely used throughout US military installations both at home and abroad. They’re the preferred locks of schools,universities, hospitals, banks, and other institutional clients. That’s because they have an extensive range of products that include
Rim & Mortise Cylinders
Key-in Knob and Key-in Lever Cylinders
Key Management System
Banking Security Locks
…and the list goes on! For the widest selection of quality and high security locks, Medeco is your go-to.
Founded in 1920, Schlage Locks are known and respected worldwide for their products, all of which feature premium metal construction that adds strength and security and which come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Durability is the most important factor for Schlage lock manufacturers – their electronic and mechanical deadbolts have plated key construction and are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes. Best of all, they can be installed in minutes!
What we love most about Schlage are there electronic deadbolts. These heavy duty locks are durable and smart! They come with a fingerprint-resistant screens and can connect to your home automation hub and smartphone, all the while conforming to the highest industry standards of durability and security. You don’t even have to worry about losing your key, as they can store 19-100 access codes which you can create and delete after use (in the case of guests.)
Yale, an internationally trusted brand for residential and commercial security, likes to call their locks the world’s favorite locks. And we can understand why. They are superbly designed and manufactured with strong builds and stylish custom finishes (colors) that the other leading brands don’t offer.
Like Schlage, Yale is known for keeping up with the latest trends in digital lock and key security. Their Smart Living series boast a wide range of standalone products that connect to the company’s Smart Home app. Their app offers smart access control, smart alerts and other technologies that give you control over your locking mechanisms.
Kwikset is a leading brand in residential locks and keys. Customers have been placing their home security in the company’s hands since 1946. It’s based in Orange County, California as a part of the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands. Spectrum Brands is a diversified global supplier of all things residential: locksets, hardware, faucets, personal care products, and more! It’s no wonder homeowners trust Kwikset.
What differentiates Kwikset from other manufacturers of electronic locking solutions is that its the only brand offering SmarKey Security technology which protects against lock bumping and picking, the two most common methods of break in. Additionally, they offer the convenient option of rekeying your own locks in the event of an unreturned or lost key.
So there you have it folks – these are our top 5 favorite brands for door locks. Every manufacturer on this list is tried and tested by professional locksmiths nationwide. Choosing locks from any one of these brands will guarantee the highest level of security and comfort, both at home and at your place of business.
Lock Installation, Repair, & Replacement in Charleston, SC
If you own or manage a residential or commercial property in the Charleston area and are looking for help selecting, installing, repairing, or replacing your locks – just give Sofer Services a call! We operate 24/7, responding to lock and key emergencies and scheduling call out visits to our clients. We work with locks from all of the leading manufacturers, giving you confidence in your home and commercial security.