Home Improvement

Tips on Choosing a High-Security Lock

Anything worth buying a lock for deserves as reliable, durable and secure a lock as you can get, so many turns to high-security locks to protect their homes, businesses or belongings. However, it’s not always apparent which high-security locks actually deliver on the claim and which are just called that for marketing purposes. When you shop for high security locks Minneapolis MN, keep these tips in mind during your search.

Certification and Security Grades

Locks are certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) to assess how secure they are, based on durability, mechanical complexity and long-term resistance to wear. The standards vary from one product type to another, but all fall under Grade 1, 2, or 3, with 1 being the highest performance. This doesn’t mean you need to get only Grade 1 locks; these are the most expensive and often … Read More