How To Choose The Best Lock For Your Budget

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Is it necessary to spend a lot of money on locks for your home or office? Does the lock price affect lock efficiency? Like most things in life, the answer is yes and no. When the safety of your family, friends, and coworkers is on the line, obviously there's a benefit to making necessary investments, but how much is too much?

Manual Locks vs. Smart Locking Systems

When shopping for different kinds of locks, your main price increases are going to be associated with the functions and capabilities of the locking system. Your manual locks including standard handle locks, deadbolts, or mortise locks are going to be cheaper than locks that operate with a keycode, a biometric scanner, or a smartphone application. That being said, a smart locking system could be the best option for your specific situation. If you are someone who loses keys frequently or has a door that needs to be locked from a remote location, smart locking systems are amazing. They are highly customizable and offer convenience. However, manual locks are going to be much cheaper and still do function with equal security, just less flexibility. 

Lock Brands: Is one better than another?

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You can read hundreds of reviews online of different lock brands and you may have a certain brand recommended to you as the absolute best, but in the end, most of them function with about the same efficiency. The main difference you will notice among companies is that they specialize in different kinds of locks. Some companies offer mostly residential, while others only offer commercial; and if you are looking for smart locks, different companies do offer more diverse products and it makes sense to choose based on the type of system you want. All things considered, there isn't much evidence that more expensive brands offer greater lock security. It's more a matter of getting a quality lock that is right for your door, and this could mean a more expensive type of lock.

Do I really need a professional for this?

Obviously one of the first ways people think of saving money is to work on household projects themselves rather than utilizing the help of a professional. Depending on your experience with these sorts of things, this may be a reasonable option for you. If you have experience with electrical appliances, you could probably install a ceiling fan without much of a problem. Without any experience, most of us have painted at least one room in our houses. If you think you can accomplish a task, by all means, give it a try. 

Be warned, however, that when it comes to locks, especially external ones, improper installation could compromise the effectiveness of the lock or even damage the door frame. A damaged lock system or a lock that doesn't work definitely has the potential to cost you more money in the long run and put your possessions and personal safety at risk. The bottom line: it could all work out okay, but just in case it doesn't, we recommend going with a professional.

Good news: We're here to save you money!

At 24/7 ASAP Locksmiths, we want to keep your home, car, or business safe at a reasonable price. You can find all of our locksmith prices listed on our website, so you are fully prepared for all costs; you will see that we price our services at some of the best rates you will find! Our staff is licensedinsured, and the best in the business, so you are getting the most for your money. 

Call us today to find out more about our services and get the quality services you need at the prices you deserve. 

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