Cheapskate Wisdom from … a Locksmith

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“People assume that the locks sold to the general public are secure. A lot of times, when the label says ‘fortress’ or ‘faultless’ or ‘defiant,’ they’re easy to pick, and the strength of the bolt isn’t very strong. The bottom line is, you get what you pay for.”

Quote from Howard Nevitt, a locksmith and store owner in Seattle, from a NY Times story about buying deadbolts and door locks that’ll scare off thieves.

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JamesSimon
JamesSimon

Locksmiths are clever individuals. After all, their job is essentially to do fancy puzzles for a living. I used to have a wood puzzle that was really tricky. It was one of those where the pieces could only be removed in a specific order. That's a lot like what locksmiths do, if you think about it. I'm not surprised that people in that profession have a unique view on life.

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JamesClarkson
JamesClarkson

@RoseNickelson I would make a proper investment in a quality front door because this is the first place a potential thief will try entering. It can be easy for many of us to simply purchase something based upon the packaging; however, you truly get what you pay for. I would speak with a locksmith to find what locks provide the greatest security and protection.

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