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Do you have a safe in your home? If so, will that safe keep your important documents and precious items safe in the event of a fire? I bought a safe thinking that it would protect all of the things kept inside from damage if the house was ever to go up in flames. I sure was wrong. Not only was everything ruined from the flames, but the water that the fire department used to put the fire out also invaded the safe and caused even further damage. That was when I started learning about choosing a safe that is truly going to keep the contents safe from fire and water damage.

Securing A Room In Your Business With A Coded Lock

Do you keep a lot of valuables in a specific room in your business? If you want to make sure the room that has the valuables in it is more secure from employees and customers, you should consider getting a coded lock system for the door. Below, learn more about the security of coded locks and what they cost to get installed.

How Much Security Can Coded Locks Provide?

Your valuables will be safe when in a room with a coded lock system because no one will be able to enter the room unless they have a coded key. The keys for a coded lock system are designed with a special number that only you will know. The number will be kept inside of a computer system at the business where the key was made. Before you are assigned a number, you will have to fill out a document that details who is allowed to make copies of the key. You must also write down your full name, address, and phone number so the information can be stored in your file.

Another perk about having the coded key is that it will only work with a specific keyway. When a locksmith, like Suburban Lock, installs the keyway in the shaft of your door, it will be encoded with the same number as the key. Basically, the coded lock system is equipped with a pin and tumbler system just like other deadbolt locks. However, the pin and tumbler system is harder to manipulate and pick when it is encoded. The lock must be activated with the key that has the same number that it has before the door will open.

Duplicating a coded lock key is a difficult task that requires your computerized information to be verified. No one can make a copy of the key without your permission, such as if they are listed in your file as an authorized user. Keys must also be duplicated at the same business establishment where the initial key was made.

What is the Fee Charged by a Locksmith to Install a Coded Lock?

The estimated cost of a coded lock being installed is about $130. However, you can spend as much as $265 per entry lock, depending on who is hired for the task. Don't hesitate getting in touch with a locksmith as soon as possible for the installation of a coded lock system!