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#1 BLK


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Posted 14 December 2006 - 11:01 AM

Just got my Locksmith Ledger in the mail and it has an article in it about the new Master Lock Night Watch Deadbolt. It is being sold only to consumers (not to locksmith wholesalers) primarily at, of all places, Target and other chain stores and on the internet. It is a single cylinder with a push button on the inside that engages a tailpiece lock to make the strike immovable until the button is reset. It is a Master/Dexter 70007 5 pin keyway.

A few points that come to mind about this lock:

Someone has to push the button from inside the building. So if you are leaving for vacation, how do you secure the lock against bumping?

If it is mounted on a glass door or a door with glass near the door frame, all one has to do is break some glass and reach in to unlock the door--it is a single cylinder with a thumb latch on the inside of the door.

If there is no glass close enough to reach through and open the lock, a good, swift kick or two would usually open the door.

Bump proofing is going to be a hot topic with manufacturers and locksmith until someone invents a new, improved model of some type that cannot be bumped. It appears that the game has started.
Bump it to the next level.

#2 Customer Support

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:42 PM


Until people actually start to care about their security nothing will be done.

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#3 Ronny


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:17 AM

Its right, we should care for our own security first. Its totally depends on us to make our safety a priority.