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Quality Door & Hardware Announces Best 8K Series Locksets as a Featured Product For April 2013

Quality Door & Hardware chooses the Best 8K Series Locksets as its featured product for April 2013. The high quality Best 8K Series Locksets represent excellent value and superb workmanship in a Grade 1 lock.

Best has built its reputation as a premier provider of high quality mechanical access solutions and the Best 8K Series Grade 1 Cylindrical Locks certainly serve to further that reputation. The Best 8K Series locks, available as models 83K, 84K and 85K, are all quality manufactured to meet or exceed ANSI A156.2 Series 4000, Grade 1 standards.

Best 83K Locks

Best 8K Series Cylindrical Lockset

The Best 8K Series cylindrical locks offer quick, economical re-keying capabilities with the BEST original interchangeable core. The rotating knob face design of the Best 8K Series locks provides for easy hand of door change without the need to remove the knob. Continue reading

Best Access Systems – BEST Locksets

Best Access Systems is a leading manufacturer of mechanical and electronic Access Control Systems.  For over 80 years, Best Access Systems has build their reputation as a provider of high quality mechanical locks and access systems, featuring the interchangeable core and masterkey system.  Best Access Systems is a leading division of Stanley Works.

Developed by Best Access systems in 1912, the interchangeable core increases access security and versatility by allowing quick re-keying and customized master-keying.  The interchangeable core was later adopted by commercial lock manufacturers worldwide, including Schlage, Kaba Ilco, and Yale.

The best interchangeable core is available in their quality products Best 7K Lockset Series, Best 83K Lockset Series and Best 93K Lockset Series.

Best 93K

Best 93K Grade 1 Lockset

 

Quality Door Locks Are Important

If you own or rent a home than it is probably safe to say that you worry about your property getting burglarized. This is a common thought and there should definitely be a line of defense.

There are many things that you can do to increase the security of your home or office, and you can easily implement this all on your own. Let’s start off with the lockset that you select to put on your door. There are so many different types of locks, and many different manufacturers to choose from that will increase the security of your office or your home.

Schlage locks are great. These are quality door locksets that will without a doubt help to improve your home or office security. Best locks are also great, but you must understand that it doesn’t mean that you can go out and just purchase a lock that has the Schlage or Best logo on it. There are certain requirements that all locks must have if you want the best possible protection that locks can possible give to you.

The most common way that a burglar is going to enter your property is going to be by kicking in the entry door. So if you want to make it harder or close to impossible for them to do this you are going to need to make sure that the lock can withstand this type of pressure. Now the best way for you to make this harder for them is going to be by implementing a few different things to your door. First off you will want to purchase Schlage locks or Best locks, and you need to ensure that they are going to have thick and longer throw bars.

Now some other things that you can do that will definitely add additional security is to use longer screws than the one’s that come with your door lock, whether you bought a Schlage lock or a Best lock. Locksets always come with short mounting screws, and because these screws are not going into the door jamb it makes it easier for the door to be kicked in. If you add a much longer screw than it will make it harder to kick in because the screw is going much deeper. Using a 3 inch screw will allow the screw to be screwed into the door jamb making it much more difficult for the door to be kicked in. and this is exactly what you want.

These are just a few of many ways that you an cheaply increase the security of your entry doors. You can uncover many other ways by searching the internet. There are many different online door hardware companies that you can use to begin looking at the different Schlage locks and Best locks.