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tafnaj in austinhomeowner

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So, I consider myself to be a tech/customer service professional, who has recently went to work for a local locksmith here in Austin. Over the last 3 months I have learned more about the security (or lack thereof) that todays standard deadbolts/doorknobs provide than I thought I ever would. View this video on bump keys if you need proof.

Really, I had always known that standard locks should really only be your first line of defense, but what do you guys think? Do you think it is worth about $90 per cylinder to have the "unpickable" locks that are on the market, or just go with the mainstream and get a security system?

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Silly panda.

And no, it's not worth it, at least on my house. They'd just break the window. For that matter, anyone who has windows on the first story shouldn't bother for that reason.
For what it's worth, security systems will monitor windows against breakage and can include motion sensors. Not that they're any help if you have a cat...

July 2009

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