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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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If those were the only two options, I would say it depends on how long you plan on keeping said house, due to cost over time factors.
As other posters have pointed out though, the mechanical dog and putting signs in your yard are actually quite effective and cost efficient over a return to time ratio.

July 2009

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