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When Deadbolts Just Aren’t Enough

At a recent locksmith tradeshow, the attendees were surveyed about the current condition of home security. The general consensus was that homeowners know they need good locks, they just don’t have them. Here in Sandy Springs, that situation can easily be remedied with a single call to QuickPro Locksmiths in Sandy Springs, GA. They are your one-stop professional locksmith service that can handle a variety of lock problems.

The tradeshow locksmiths were asked two simple questions:

  • “DO YOU AGREE or DISAGREE – even with a high quality deadbolt – a standard doorway would be defeated in 3 kicks or less without doorframe reinforcement?”
  • “Based on your professional experience, do MORE or LESS than 10% of homes have adequate doorframe reinforcement?”

For the first question, 100% of the respondents agreed that the lack of proper reinforcement can allow a forceful break-in. That includes a door that just has a deadbolt. If the frame itself is weak, then it won’t take much to bring it down. The second question was answered in the majority with the response of “less.” That means homeowners are allowing themselves to be vulnerable to a break-in.

Too often, the certified locksmiths working for QuickPro Locksmiths in Sandy Springs, GA are called to a home after the burglary. That is when emergency locksmith services are most needed. It’s also the time when homeowners get serious about their locks. The QuickPro Locksmiths won’t have any problem replacing those damaged locks. However, they can go beyond that replacement by making recommendations for better security over all.

Yes, a stronger deadbolt will be an asset but you have to consider the entire door. For instance, a certified locksmith will be able to point out the weakness in a doorjamb such as soft woods and/or short screws. Even the sturdiest deadbolts could prove to be no match against ramming the weaken door down. One way around this situation is to install longer screws or to replace the doorjamb all together. There are other items like a steel striker plate that can evenly distribute the force of an impact and reduce the potential for damage. Having a qualified locksmith install these types of upgrades will act as a deterrent. A would-be thief could take one look at a reinforced door and decide it is not worth the effort.

The Society of Professional Locksmiths is taking this matter very seriously. They’ve upgraded their continuing education curriculum to include doorframe reinforcement. Here in Sandy Springs, the locksmiths working with QuickPro Locksmith have all received the very latest in lock and security certifications. This means that when they roll up on a job, they’ll be able to handle any situation. Even if you’re just getting a duplicate key made, they still offer advice as to how to improve your security situation.sandy-springs-skyline

The concern over home security issues should extend beyond your door and to any access point onto your Sandy Springs property. How easy is it for someone to gain entry into your home through a window or backyard gate? Is your garage completely secure? Even apartment dwellers could benefit from a home security reviewed provided by the qualified locksmiths working with QuickPro Locksmiths. Fortunately, if a decision is made on the spot to upgrade your locks, the QuickPro Locksmiths can spring into action. Their mobile service vans are equipped with all the right tools and a variety of high-grade lock kits that can accommodate all your security needs.

You have insurance for your car, health and home. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear your seatbelt, exercise and have strong locks. One call to QuickPro Locksmiths will have your security situation sorted out. Our service representatives are standing by to answer your questions and provide you with a free quote for all our services. Call today and you’ll feel safer.