Why Purchase Quality Locks from a Reputed Locksmith?

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golden-lock_fyGIR8d_The security of your family and valuables is of utmost importance and you would never compromise it. We suggest that you install high quality locks in your home to ensure maximum protection. Many people are tempted by the cost savings of DIY lock installation, using low-priced locks purchased from big name stores. The catch is that you get what you pay for. Lower-priced locks may be constructed with cheaper materials, resulting in poor quality (translation, poor security) and a lower life expectancy.

Why would locks be inferior at a big box store?

Where should you buy quality locks-at big box stores or from locksmith companies? Big box stores, like Lowe’s or Home Depot, often negotiate lower prices for their inventory with the manufacturers. This is great for the store because they can offer low cost options to cost-conscious consumers. It is also great for the manufacturer, because they can sell their locks to a different market. It is not so great for the inexperienced homeowner.

In order to still make a profit with the lower-priced locks, the manufacturers will create a special line for that store chain and replace the lock interiors with low quality materials. Outside the lock looks the same, thus maintaining the brand’s look. Inside, it’s pot metal and plastic.

What’s the difference between big box store locks and locks sold by locksmiths?

If you choose to purchase what looks like the same exact lock from your local locksmith instead of a big box store, then you’re actually purchasing a better lock. Locksmiths don’t have access to the special (inferior) lines sold to the discount store chains. This is part of the reason the locks cost more from these outlets. But, again, you get what you pay for. In this case, a better-built lock.

You want the locks in your home to be high quality, resistant to drill and pick, and protected against unauthorized key duplication. To get all that, purchase your locks from your local locksmith.

A professional locksmith comes across all types of locks during his career and knows what works and what doesn’t. He can suggest which locks are best for your home and provide vital information and security advice. A-1 Locksmith of the Palm Beaches, Inc. provides such services and products. Call us at 561-964-6114 or visit our store.

The security of your family and valuables is of utmost importance and you would never compromise it. We suggest that you install high quality locks in your home to ensure maximum protection. Many people are tempted by the cost savings of DIY lock installation, using low-priced locks purchased from big name stores. The catch is that you get what you pay for. Lower-priced locks may be constructed with cheaper materials, resulting in poor quality (translation, poor security) and a lower life expectancy.

 

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