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Self-Storage Locks Explained


Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. - Anthony J. D'Angelo Storage units can come in handy if you have too many belongings and not enough space to store them in your house. However, no matter what storage facility you choose their value weakens quickly if they are not secured properly. Though storage facilities take precaution to protect their customers by utilizing fencing and access-controlled gates, the absolute, best way to secure your valuables is by adding your own lock. WHAT LOCKS ARE THE BEST? There are many different locks to choose from, especially if you walk into a hardware store but knowing what they offer and they quality of safety is always a plus. Cylinder Lock- These locks are known to be used for many entry door lock-sets for homes. They are typically stronger than typical locks and are harder to pick. The Cylindrical lock fits in an elongated hole on the latch plate. In place, a cylinder lock resembles a regular door lock and its appearance is flat requiring a key for opening. PROS: Housed internally Reasonable price Cannot be cut Strike-proof, drill-proof and pick-proof Easy to re-key CONS: Not every facility has the hardware Disc Lock- These locks will provide your storage area with long-term added security that can stand most harsh weather conditions. Not only are these locks very secure, but they come in a wide variety of sizes. They are round, like a disc, and are much more difficult to break into than a u-shaped padlock. PROS: Highest protection against manipulation Harder to pic heavy-duty stainless steel CONS: thickly built shackle Incompatible with some door latches Combination Pad Lock- These locks are for basic locking needs. This padlock features a four-digit combination lock with over 10,000 possible combinations. You also have the option to reset the combination at any time. Although it is cost efficient It provides minimal security. PROS: Key-less Re-settable combination Cost efficient CONS: hard to see when you are trying to enter your combination Easy to cut Forgotten Passwords Tumblers can malfunction or stick in some ...

July 13th, 2021