If you are looking for a simple solution to your security needs, then talk to the professionals here
at Locksafe – your Locksmith Dublin . Their are different ways that this can be achieved and
what works best for you, may not be what works as well for another individual or business
If you have a commercial premises with multiple doors and key holders for the staff members.
You would need to balance the need for security and simplicity when managing various entry
and exit points
with the number of staff that may be situated at the site. One of the options that could be
adopted is that of a Restricted Key System. This means that if you provide your staff
members with 20 sets of keys, only the registered certificate holder can get additional keys cut.
So if a staff member moves from your company and returns that key, their would be no need to
change the locks as no other copies could be made under the restricted keys system.
The locks themselves can have additional security functionality such as being keyed alike, so
one key can open two locks on the same door or different doors. Also the locks themselves can
have built in protection against – unauthorised access. This protection comes in the form or
hardened pins in the lock that can not be picked, bumped or drilled open open. A sacrificial cut
is built into the lock, making the lock difficult to break and steel rods on the spine of the lock
make is impossible to snap the barrel.
Smart locks are another simple way in which to manage security, control and enhancing the
practicality of gaining entry to a property / premises. Instead of using a standard key, you now
have other options that can be used that do not require a physical key. With electronic smart
locks, a code can be used to open a lock or even better a temporary code assigned to a family
member that might be staying the night. You can also use a bio-metric finger print recognition
that is used usually in an office environment to restrict access to a certain area within the
If that is something that does not work for you you you can have an app on you smart phone
that will unlock a door the second you approach the entrance. You can even open the door
remotely if you need to let another person into the building without necessarily being there. This
is an ideal locking device for remote key management, AirBnB, residential or
commercial premises can all use this or a similar locking mechanism that can be used 24 hours
a day. You can also view who has accessed the property, once you have granted access to
that person and at what time – giving you complete control at all times.
Security is not just isolated to doors on a building, but windows also. If you live in an apartment
that is based above the ground level, you may think that security is not essential – so think
Locksmith Dublin that protects your family
If you have children living there, you will need to have a window restrictor installed and possible safety glass. This limits
the opening of the window with a steel cable that is attached to the window and the frame itself,
allowing the window to open a few inches. It can be opened with a safely with a release button,
so not to hinder the window opening in the event of an emergency.
Other window locks that can be used on houses typically are slam locks that automatically lock
once you close the window. This is an added lock to the one that already exists on the window.
Having added locks to widows or lock upgrades to doors is about preventing or at the very least
deterring break in’s. If your property is harder to gain access to in a burglary attempt and
another property nearby is easier as the locks are inferior, then your lock upgrade has done its
.At Locksafe will not endorse or sell you a security product if it is not required on your property.
If it is a necessity as a result of weaknesses in your current lock system, this will be
highlighted and the benefits pointed out clearly to our customer as to why the lock up-grade is
Key minders or Key Lock Boxes are certainly a good investment to have for any home owner or
business premises. Firstly they can be installed discretely and they are operated with a key
combination on the front of the unit. The code on the unit can be changed as often as needed
making them ideal for restricting access to key housed inside.
It is ideally used for home carer’s whereby they come to a senior citizens house at a designated
time and then they can gain access to that house by using the code on the Key Lock Box. The
great thing about these units is that it comes in both mechanical and a smart lock version. The
mechanical lock would require that the code is changed manually, inside the back of the unit.
Whereby the smart-lock version can be changed remotely and the codes can be set up as
temporary access. Meaning that after 24 hours the code will
de-activate, also multiple codes can be set up for different users at the one time. This type of
system offers both security and peace of mind to the home owner and the service provider. The
unit runs on batteries, so no need for any wiring. If the unit runs low on batteries and these
need to be replaced you will be notified. In the event that the batteries run down completely,
then you can use a 9 volt battery to get the unit opened.
Deadlocks are essential to all households and business premises, because without them you
property may not be insured. We have carried out work on houses whereby the front door
would have a standard night latch and a deadlock with less than 5 lever’s. If that house were to
have a break in, the insurance may not be covered. To be certain that your property has a lock
that complies with British and EU standards, it is important that you get a licensed and
registered locksmith to carry out the work when installing locks. Providing you with a security
product that we can stand over and provide you with the peace of mind knowing that you
premises has been left in the hands of a professional.
Some Chubb Locks are not practical and that we understand, so their are alternatives.
Instead of using a heavy key in which to turn the lock to either to a locked or open position, you
could use a thumb turn lock that is far easier to operate. We find that especially senior citizens,
love to use this type of lock because of its simplicity and the level of security has not been
compromised. The lock barrel type that goes in place of the heavy key, is an anti snap lock.
The anti snap lock has been tested for security breaches, such as key bumping, lock picking
and cylinder snapping. As it has a hardened steel spine, a sacrificial cut and pins that can not
be drilled out, it is a simply an excellent lock. The beauty of this lock is that can be keyed alike
to another lock. So you no longer have or need 2 keys to open the lock on your front door. You
can simply unlock the deadlock below and then the night latch with the same and your door will
open. The other benefit to this type of lock is that you can manage the number of keys that are
in circulation. Keys can only be copied using the code or the restriction certificate that is
provided with the new lock. So if you have 10 keys in circulation and all those keys needed to
be returned at some point, their would be no need for the to be changed. The use of the thumb
turn high security lock also means that their are hidden advantages that you would not get with
a conventional locking mechanism. For example : In the event of an emergency such as
someone that has a key and needs to gain access to that property, this can easily be done.
With a thumb turn lock you do not have to worry about the key being on the inside of the lock.
Meaning that you can not open the door and therefore may have to call a locksmith after hours.
Also if you need to vacate the premises in a hurry, you will not require a key to do this. Simply
turn the thumb turn lock and night latch and you will have the door open.
So if you need a reliable Locksmith that is licensed, insured and based in Dublin, contact us
today. We will provide you with the security solutions that suits you and that we as
professionals will stand over.