Best Deadbolt Lock?

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  1. Raizinman

    Raizinman Platinum Member

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    I’m in the market for a VERY good deadbolt lock. Something that cannot be easily bumped or picked. Obviously the Schlage, Yale, or Kwik Set deadbolt locks can be very easily picked and I was almost going to order a Medeco deadbolt lock for $175, but when I did a search for Medeco in YouTube, there were numerous videos on how easy it is to pick or bump a Medeco lock. I realize that pretty much any lock can be picked, but these guys on YouTube were doing it in less than 30 seconds. Are there any deadbolt locks, perhaps with a magnetic key or such that can’t be easily picked? I don’t mind spending a few hundred dollars.
     
  2. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    I dunno, but don't lose sight of the forest for the trees. The best lock in the world doesn't make a difference on a weak door, or a window 10' away. Locks keep honest people honest. Anyone else will get in if they really want to.
     
  3. FoBoT

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    i agree with lxskllr

    if i was a burglar, i'd take a sawz all , not a lock pick
     
  4. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    this looks pretty sweet
    http://amzn.com/B004W0IW4A
    NX5 High Security Biometric Deadbolt in Satin Nickel
    by NextBolt
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  5. Kelvrick

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    I have abloy deadbolts on my exterior doors.

    You can get an abloy cylinder inside a different body. Here is where I got mine.
    http://www.bayarealocks.com/index.php?cPath=21&osCsid=fde0f6f74974b8bea889bd772ab106b5

    Don't forget to reinforce your door/door frames. A good bolt is no use if the 1/4" of wood behind the deadbolt just shatters when someone kicks it. I prefer steel doors. Also nice to hang up decorations because you can use magnetic hangers.

    Also useless if someone just breaks your window. I prefer sensors on the main doors and motion sensors elsewhere in a security system. A dog or two is nice as well.
     
  6. SpatiallyAware

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    The important question is, are you trying to keep someone out while you're home or while away?

    Those braces that go at the bottom of the door work VERY well, and you can usually fashion something with a 2x4 and wedge if you don't want to spend the $100+.



    Most burglars aren't going to pick a lock. They kick down the door or break a window - picking a lock takes too long, even for a "professional". IMO those super high security deadbolts are generally a waste of money.. You need to bar windows first, deal with other entry points, then deal with non pickable deadbolt. A good deadbolt is completely useless unless you've reinforced your doorframe.





    Where I live we had an issue with burglars using battery operated chop saws and literally just cutting a hole in the side of the house.
     
  7. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    that is what i am talking about
     
  8. ioni

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    O.O
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    I thought this over at one point, then realized, if they can't get in the door, they'll just break a window. The only way to make this effective is to make your windows as strong as your door. Maybe using plexiglass panes or something.

    Best bet is an alarm system. Let them come in if they really want to, but at least the cops will be notified. There should be sensors at all the doors in addition to motion sensors. The door sensors are 100% as no matter what the door has to open, whether it's busted or the window broken and unlocked from inside. But if they go through a window, the motion sensors should do the trick. The infrared heat ones are good and usually pet safe.
     
  11. BoomerD

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    Just buy a good lock. If the motherfuckers want in badly enough, they're going to get in. A lock isn't going to stop them.

    Locks only keep out the honest people.
     
  12. nsafreak

    nsafreak Diamond Member

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    In order for a good deadbolt to actually be worth it you'd have to reinforce your entire home so that a thief wouldn't be able to easily break in. Quick inventory of what I would do if money was no object and I was sufficiently paranoid would be along the lines of:

    1) Solid steel doors 1/2" thick with hardened hinges
    2) Glass clad polycarbonate windows 2.3" thick
    3) Reinforced walls with poured concrete and steel rebar
    4) State of the art security system
    5) Pair of trained Caucasian Ovcharka guard dogs

    Although tbh if I'm going that nuts over security I might as well just buy one of the missile silos that are up for sale and move into it :p.
     
  13. LiuKangBakinPie

    LiuKangBakinPie Diamond Member

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    I will just use a hammer and knock through your wall making your super inforced door useless or knock the hinges out under 10 seconds
     
  14. feralkid

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    Don't quit your day job.

    :D
     
  15. Raizinman

    Raizinman Platinum Member

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    OK, OK, home security with alarms and Plexiglas windows could be another thread. My question was really just asking for a GREAT DEADBOLT LOCK and what recommendations people had. Medeco seems to have the highest quality locks, but there appear to be a few other companies that make a reasonable lock too.

    A neighbor’s son is back from prison. He was sent away for 3 years for burglary. His MO was lock picking. I think he looked at it like a challenge. Currently I have builder’s grade locks (cheap $15 locks) on my home and would prefer to upgrade, now. I only have a front door and back door. Both doors are quality steel residential doors filled with insulation, with no windows by the doors. Windows on the house are higher than normal making it very awkward to gain entrance by window.

    What I was specifically looking for was either magnetic or some type of unusual type key/lock that cannot easily be picked or bumped. In these days of hard times and desperation and YouTube showing how easy it is to pick and bump locks, I would prefer a GREAT DEADBOLT LOCK on my front and back door. On my particular home, this is currently the weakest link.
     
  16. LiuKangBakinPie

    LiuKangBakinPie Diamond Member

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    I won't cause who will look after retards like you then?
     
  17. Modelworks

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    If you really want something pick proof the newer rfid locks are the way to go. The keys contain unique rfid numbers and the transmission distance is only 1 inch so no picking it up with an antenna like typical rfid. They are not cheap and come in various styles but are probably the best combination of keyless and protection.
     
  18. GotIssues

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    Small, but visible, video camera trained on the doors, doesn't even have to be connected to anything, just look like it is. If it's the person across the street knows/thinks he's being video taped, he's not breaking into your house.
     
  19. mislocky

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    You need a better door.

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    (sorry, I have nothing useful to contribute)
     
  21. Red Squirrel

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    I totally want to build something like that for my server room. Though, probably out of wood. Cheaper. :p
     
  22. mislocky

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    Good point! for those who have money ;)
     
  23. VulgarDisplay

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    Honestly, anyone who's not a complete retard will just go through a wall in the back of your house. Having strong doors and deadbolts is only effect if your house is all brick. Like some other guy said. I'll go through he wall with a sawzall. If I know you're on vacation I'll do it in broad daylight. Neighbors ask just tell them you're a contractor fixing something.
     
  24. datalink7

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    Instead of a deadbolt, this is what I have:

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