There is a huge array of locks available on the market today, so it can be tricky to know where to start when you’re looking for one for your residential or commercial property. In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at three things to consider when you’re shopping for a lock.

The finish

If you’re a design enthusiast, you’ll know the importance of finer details. When you’re choosing a lock for your residential or commercial property, make sure that you select one with the right finish.

Choosing a lock that complements the other features of your property will make it less conspicuous while also functioning as an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home or business.

For example, purchasing a Carbine LBX & LBX Pro Letterbox Lock with a chrome finish that matches the finish of your letterbox or cabinet will make it look as though they are a matching set. You can also buy locksets in a bronze, brass or matte finish.

Place of installation

Locks vary widely depending on whether they’re intended to be fitted on an interior or an exterior door.

For example, locksets that are designed to be installed on gates or shipping containers, such as the Carbine Armadillo Video will generally be made from more durable components that will provide an elevated level of security than would normally be required for an exterior door in a residential property.

When you’re shopping for a lockset for your property, first consider where the lock will be installed and whether it’s in a high-risk area.

The opening method

There is a huge range of locks on the market today that are designed to be opened in a variety of ways. For example, some locks, such as the Carbine Dual Entry Padlock   and Carbine CEL 3 in 1 Digital Lock are designed to be opened with either a numbered code, a key or a particular combination.

You can also purchase locks that are opened and closed via remote control. When you’re choosing a lockset for your property, make sure that you choose an opening method that suits your individual needs.

For example, if you have a tendency to misplace your keys, a keyless entry system would be ideal.

If you’re looking to enhance your building’s security and functionality with a lock, take a look at Assured Locksmiths and Security Solutions lock range or contact us here.