High-Security Locks & Keys

Balport sells and installs commercial-grade high-security locks for homes and businesses.

These include:

  1. Keyless entry locks
  2. Biometric locks
  3. High-security deadbolts
  4. Electric strikes
  5. Mortise locksets
  6. Interchangeable core cylinders
  7. Cam lock systems
  8. Access control systems

High-security locks cost more than conventional ones, but they pay for themselves many times over because of their increased security. They may even qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium.

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What Makes High-Security Locks More Secure?

High-security locks typically have several features that make them more secure than standard locks. These can include:

  1. Complex keyways: High-security locks often have specialized keys, making them more difficult pick and preventing unauthorized key duplication.
  2. Stronger materials: High-security locks are constructed from strong and durable materials, such as hardened steel or titanium. They’re designed to resist physical attacks, such as prying, hammering, or sawing.
  3. Anti-drill plates: Hardened steel plates protect the locks from being drilled open.
  4. Security pins: These create false set positions or require additional force to be picked.
  5. Pick-resistant mechanisms: Many high-security locks use side pins, sidebar mechanisms, or mushroom pins to make them harder to pick.
  6. Key control: High-security locks often use key control systems to prevent unauthorized key duplication, ensuring that only authorized individuals can access the lock.
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Balport’s lock technicians are:

  • Licensed, bonded, insured & background checked
  • Experienced & trained in the latest lockout techniques
  • Available 24-7 for emergency lockout services
  • Friendly & professional
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High-Security Locks & Access Systems from Balport

Balport offers many high-security locks and access control systems. Call us to help you determine which locking system is right for your home or business.

Keyless entry locks

Keyless entry systems unlock a door with a numerical code or key card, eliminating the need for physical keys. Many keyless entry locks feature time-stamped access logs, user codes that can be programmed to expire, and remote access control.

Biometric locks

Biometric locks use advanced fingerprint scanning technology to grant access, providing secure and convenient keyless entry.

High-security deadbolts

Deadbolts are the most common residential locks in Orange County. The robust construction and advanced features of high-security deadbolts make them much more secure than standard models.

Electric strikes

An electric strike is an electrically operated locking device that replaces the fixed strike plate on a door frame. A key fob, access card, or other device unlocks it. Electric strikes are often installed in businesses and commercial buildings for added security.

Mortise locksets

Mortise locks provide superior security and durability compared to cylindrical locksets. They’re often used in commercial settings like schools, hospitals, and government buildings due to their strength and resistance to tampering.

Interchangeable core cylinders

Interchangeable core locks let you change keys without replacing the entire lock. This makes them well-suited for businesses and organizations that require frequent key changes, such as hospitals or universities.

Cam lock systems

Cam locks are small but powerful locks commonly found on filing cabinets, lockers, and vending machines. They feature a rotating cylinder with a cam at its base that sits inside a housing in the door frame. The cylinder rotates and unlocks the door when the correct key is inserted.

Access control systems

Access control systems provide centralized, secure access to multiple doors. Card readers, PIN pads, biometric scanners, and other devices restrict entry into a building, granting or denying access based on individual credentials.

Anatomy of a High-Security Lock

High-security locks typically have the following:

  • A solid steel lock body
  • A hardened steel shackle
  • A keyway with restricted access
  • A locking mechanism that is difficult to pick or bypass

Solid steel lock body

Steel is a strong and durable material that that’s tough to cut, bend, or break. It can’t be easily tampered with or broken into. Steel is also resistant to corrosion and moisture. It can withstand all kinds of weather without degrading.

Hardened steel shackle

The shackle is the exposed part of the lock most vulnerable to attack. High-security locks feature a hardened steel shackle resistant to cutting and sawing, adding a layer of protection to deter would-be intruders.

Keyway with restricted access

The keyway is where you insert your key to unlock the lock. High-security locks have keyways with restricted access, making it difficult to pick the lock or duplicate the key.

Robust locking mechanism

Finally, high-security locks feature a locking mechanism that is difficult to pick or bypass. They have high-quality lock cylinders, unique key systems, and other security features to prevent unauthorized access.

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Benefits of High-Security Locks

Increased security

The primary benefit of high-security locks is increased security for your home or business. Their solid construction, hardened steel shackles, and secure locking mechanisms will discourage most intruders.

Insurance savings

Many insurance companies offer discounts for homes and businesses with high-security locks.

Peace of mind

High-security locks give you peace of mind that cheaper, less secure locks can’t match.

Request a Quote for Lock Replacement or Upgrade

Please contact us to schedule a service call or to learn more about our high-security locks and keys. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help you choose the best locking systems for your home or business. All products and installations come with a warranty and satisfaction guarantee.

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