Safe Locks and Dials
Safe Locks Built by Trusted Brands for Your Next INKAS® Safes
A security safe is nothing without its locking mechanism. When choosing a safe for your home, it is vital to ensure that your safe’s lock can withstand a burglar attack.
At INKAS® Safes, we use industry-trusted brands Sargent and Greenleaf (S & G) and La Gard Locks for our safes. By partnering with these U.S. manufacturers, every lock is built with quality and longevity, leaving you with a safe equipped with a UL-certified lock that can withstand the most persistent burglary attempts.
Safe Locks and Currently Available Types
Whether you are looking for a commercial safe or one for your home, understanding what lock options are available is one of the first steps in the buying process. Safe locks can be categorized into 4 different types: mechanical, electrical, biometric, and dual locks. Security and combination re-programming features determine how a locking mechanism will be classified.
- Mechanical Locks: use durable mechanical components to secure a safe or vault door with a series of levers or pins. Due to the simplicity of these locks, a key or tumbler is typically used to open and release the locking mechanism. However, if you need to change your combination for any reason, you will need to call a locksmith.
- Electrical Locks: one of the easiest locks to install, an electrical lock uses batteries that actuate the lock’s internal components. Due to having a number pad, combinations can easily be changed at your convenience without needing the aid of a locksmith or similar service. But since they need a constant power source, these locks can only be operated if the battery has a charge. This leaves you unable to access your items if the batteries were to die.
- Biometric Locks: for valuables needing an increased layer of security, a biometric lock is ideal. It uses thermal and optical scanners to capture your unique fingerprint to unlock and access the safe or vault door. Keys can often be stolen, lost, or duplicated, leaving your safe vulnerable to attacks, but with a biometric lock, you no longer have to remember a combination or have a specific key to access your valuables.
- Dual Locks: a system of multiple locking mechanisms that work together or separately to provide security. These locks are commonly seen on residential doors with a deadbolt and an independent mechanical lock. Due to their configuration, even if one of the locks fails during an attempted burglary, there is a secondary layer of protection with the other active lock.
Choosing the Right Type Safe Lock for Your Residential Safe
While any type of safe lock can work in a residential setting, certain locks lend more compatibility to a home safe. Electrical and mechanical locks are often popular choices due to their usability and ease of access for multiple family members. At INKAS® Safes, our residential and gun safes come with our trusted brand-name electrical locks to ensure your safe is only accessed by the people you trust.
Commercial-Grade Safe Locks to Meet Your Business Needs
Unlike a residential safe, a commercial one needs increased security measures due to the number of interactions a business has with its safe. Choosing an option of a dual lock is ideal, and ensures only trusted employees can access the contents of your business’s safe. Even during an unpredictable event, a robbery attempt, or a natural disaster, a dual-lock application allows for an increased level of security compared to a simple mechanical lock.
A Safe Lock to Meet Your Exact Security Needs
At INKAS® Safes, we care about finding you a safe that meets your security needs. Whether you have an expansive gun collection or priceless designer jewelry, we have safe lock options to meet your requirements.
What is the difference between mechanical and electronic locks?
Electronic locks feature a battery-operated lock and a keypad where you will enter your code or have your biometric features scanned. On the other hand, a mechanical lock relies on spinning the dial to enter the combination and unlock the door. It doesn’t rely on any external power source.
What is the best usage for an electronic lock?
An electronic lock can be easily installed and comes with sleek and sophisticated designs to match the space. You can easily customize the code for enhanced safety or choose advanced systems with biometric features. However, keep in mind that it relies on a power source to work correctly. If the battery dies, you will need to replace it to retrieve aces to your safe.
What is the best usage for a mechanic lock?
A mechanical lock is known for its longevity and durability; Also, they require less maintenance and are less expensive than electronic locks. However, you can’t change the lock combination when you want. You will need to hire a locksmith to change the combination in case of an emergency.
How to open safe locks if you forgot the password?
If you forgot the password to your safe, you could reset the code. Inside the electronic safe, there is a reset switch that you can access to enter a new one.