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Understanding Safe Locking Mechanism

There are many types of safe locking mechanisms out there, and it’s important to understand how each of them work before you commit to a purchase.

The four types of security safe locks that are most frequently found on all types of safes are: digital locks, mechanical combination locks, biometric finger scan safe locks, and key operated locks.

Digital Locks

The benefits of using a digitally locked safe are its speed and ease of use. All you have to do is use the push-button access panel to enter the digital code. You can even access your safe in the dark with the illumination feature on the digital keypad.

The owner can easily generate and modify the access code without any assistance from a specialist. The digital keypad will immediately deny unauthorized entrance if the incorrect code is keyed in too frequently. The contents of the safe and the security of the safe are unaffected even if the digital keypad is removed.

Manual Combination Locks

A dial panel on safes with manual combination locks corresponds to a combination that opens the safe. These locks are less likely to break down than locks that use batteries because they are not battery-operated.

When you're under stress or in an emergency, however, combination dial locks might be particularly slow and challenging to use.

Also, it may be helpful to note that only a qualified safe expert or locksmith can modify the factory default dial code on a combination lock.

Key Operated Locks

Simple mechanical locks with keys can be very dependable, require little upkeep, and are simple to use. For key controlled safes, a pick-resistant safe lock is typically used.

Key lock safes may be advantageous for clients who don't want to fuss with a combination lock or an electronic access keypad. The only thing is that you'll need to remember where you store your safe's keys.

There are also dual-locking key-operated safes available. These types of safes increase security by requiring two keys to unlock the safe.

Biometric Fingerprint Locks

Security safes with biometric fingerprint locks can be opened using the registered fingerprint. You can control who has the authorization to enter the safe by registering more than one fingerprint.

The advantage of using a biometric locking system is that you don't need to retain a key or memorize any codes, eliminating the risk of losing your key or forgetting your secure access code. Your safe can be opened quickly and securely using just your fingerprint which nobody else has access to. 

Since it has been around for a while, finger scan biometric technology has been shown to be a dependable and efficient secure locking mechanism.

Templeton Safes is proud to offer the latest in safety and security products manufactured with precision, strength, and ease of use as our top priorities. No matter the lock or safe type you prefer, we’ve got the right option for you. Browse our collection of state-of-the-art safes today!

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