We’ve mentioned before how important it is to choose the lock that best suits your property.
Few people would benefit from the installation of a state-of-the-art infrared electronic locking system at home. A simple mortise and deadlock would suffice. Likewise, a museum doesn’t want to be utilizing a standard pin tumbler alone.
Choosing the right lock is vital to fortifying your security.
This goes tenfold for commercial properties. While houses, apartments, and other residential properties are likely to be targeted by your average run-of-the-mill burglar, more and more businesses are being targeted by ‘professional’, well-trained criminals with advanced tools and methods.
Many business owners and commercial property overseers are still working with the wrong type of locks though. For some it’s a case of cost – with many new security lock systems costing big bucks – while for others it’s a case of ‘I’ll get around to it later.’
But for some companies, it’s just bad luck.
Holiday Inn Discovers Huge Lock Fault
Check out this report from ABC News earlier this week. It appears that Holiday Inn – a massive global company – have been using the wrong type of locks. Well, maybe not the wrong type of locks but certainly not locks that are as safe and secure as they’re supposed to be.
The locks the hotel chain has been using can apparently be opened in seconds by those with the knowhow. And it appears those with the knowhow is increasing in number thanks to the internet. This has sparked massive panic, thanks to the manufacturer having already distributed more than a million of these locks worldwide.
It just goes to show, no matter how careful you are and how security-conscious you think you might be, you can never be 100 percent certain that your property is completely safe.
Take this simple piece of advice then: be sure to check your locks regularly and hire the services of a locksmith to confirm whether the locks you’re using are the right ones for your property. The chances are the locks are absolutely fine, but you never know.