Not all locks are created equal because not all intruders and security threats are the same. For sites where sensitive assets are stored, or the highest grade of security is required, Frog Safe and Key in Amarillo, Texas offers a variety of high-security locks that are overbuilt to deflect planned and outfitted intrusion attempts, and can be integrated with high-tech security systems.
Whether your most secure area is in a corporate setting with high traffic, or in a home residence that doesn’t have the same eyes-on security protocols as a public space, Frog Safe and Key in Amarillo, Texas can outfit you with the high-security locks that are built tough to resist the toughest tests of invasion.
Intruders will use a variety of tactics and tools to invade homes, storefronts, banks, and businesses. Thankfully, there are deterrents for every kind of invasive measure, but those solutions exist because attempts of theft and vandalism are very real threats to residential life as well as commerce.
Here are some of the most common methods and tools of intrusion where a high-security lock might be warranted:
- Bolt Cutters - These tools use powerful metal cutters with leverage mechanics that create a multiplied cutting force that can shear through thick wires and bars constructed of lower grade metals.
- Lock Picks - Just like in the movies! Thieves will use picks of varying levels of sophistication (some are extremely simple) to internally manipulate the metal pins of a lock, often attempting to gain entry without leaving traces of destructive force.
- Ballistics - Explosives and gunshots attempt to destroy locking mechanisms with projectiles flying at a high velocity.
- Drills and saws - Many thieves are not concerned with the delicacy and secrecy that is customary to lock picking. Instead, many are using powerful tools in attempts to destroy security mechanisms and locks by raw force.
Now that we see some of the formidable means that intruders have at their disposal, let’s look at some of the measures that manufacturers use to create locks that are prepared for the most rigorous attempts of a breach.
High-security locks are usually composed either entirely or partially of extremely tough materials like hardened steel. When thieves attack a lock with powerful tools, it’s the stronger metal that wins.
High-security locking mechanisms use high-grade metals as we have seen, but they are also designed with features that anticipate breach attempts. For instance, internal mechanisms may be designed in such a way as to create a “secondary lock” whenever they are mangled with a power tool. Even if a lock does not survive tampering fully intact, its main purpose is served when it creates a prolonged obstacle to an intruder that will cause them to retreat, or allow police officers to arrive at the scene while a burglary attempt has been dragged into the mud by effective on-site security measures.
Several of our manufacturers with Frog’s Safe and Key in Amarillo, Texas offer locking solutions that use a key cut with a special machine so that it can operate a locking mechanism internally designed to prevent picking or key copying. These keys are also tagged so that they cannot be duplicated without the permission of the registered lock owner.
Locks are just one component of most homes and businesses’ complete security installation. Frog’s Safe and Key in Amarillo, Texas offers a vast array of high-security lock options that can be integrated into a digital security system. As these installations have become more and more commonplace, installing and retrofitting high-security locks is easier and more affordable than ever before.
The team of professionals at Frog’s Safe and Key in Amarillo, Texas is able and ready to help you design a fully integrated lock and security system that will turn your house, storefront, or business into an impenetrable stronghold outfitted with the most modern security technology. Let’s find the high-security lock solution that will make thieves and intruders regret the day they chose to make an attempt on your secure space.
It’s your property. Protect it today.