How To Tell If Locks Are Unsafe

The primary purpose of a lock or safety system is to keep you safe and secure. Though it’s pretty obvious when locks don’t work, it can be hard to discern why they aren’t up to code. Safety is paramount, so knowing the signs of an unsafe lock will help you stay secure and keep everything intact. Look out for the signs below, and contact a locksmith in Lawrence, MA for any of your lock needs!



1.) It’s easy to access the property

A lock doesn’t have to have a super-secret passcode or retinal scanner to be safe – the middle of the road is just fine, and we’ve installed many types of hardware that work without any bells or whistles. However, some hardware can be flimsy enough to provide easy access or break open easily. If you’ve noticed you can enter the property after a little nudging or amateur lock picking; it’s time to reassess your setup.


2.)  Professionals don’t endorse the brand

If you have any doubt about the quality of your lock’s brand, look at the packaging or find information about it on the Internet. With sites like Yelp, there’s plenty of opinions out there from people like a customer or a locksmith in Lawrence, MA that can help you determine how efficient the hardware is. When in doubt, call us – we’re experts and would love to help!


3.) It doesn’t fit correctly

A stable, comfortable fit is go-to for your locks. They should fit into your door frame and other pieces, but should not be loose or placed incorrectly. A poor fit can cause plenty of trouble down the road, so make sure your measurements are precise and that you know what will fit well before you buy a new lock.



With these signs, you’ll have an idea of how secure and efficient your lock system is. If you have any questions about your current lock setup or want to purchase hardware, call Hayden Safe & Lock at (978)-744-0988 and see what a locksmith in Lawrence, MA can do for you today!

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