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Choosing A Door Lock Brand

Choosing a Door Lock Brand for Your Home or Office

When choosing a lock for your home or office, you want to make sure that they have the right lock for the job. Not all locks are created equal. Different brands and models have special features that are designed for certain situations. It is not as easy as running into your local home improvement store and grabbing the first (or cheapest) lock that you see.

Before you even begin to shop, think about where the locking system will be located (in a home, office, retail establishment, hospital, or another facility) and what you want it to do. Perhaps you prefer keyless entry or mobile solutions. Maybe you want a lock that you can quickly and easily rekey. It also helps to speak with a lock expert who can advise you and steer you in the direction of systems that will fit your needs.

At Great Valley Lockshop we offer top quality locks in a wide range of brands and models. We can help you select the best lock for the job and we can install it for you. This guide will familiarize you with the various lock brands that we carry and describe their key features.

Schlage Home Locks


You’ll find both keyless entry and keyed locks by Schlage. This industry leader offer lock security solutions for home and office. For locks that are highly tamper resistant, industry leader Schlage Everest Primus is the system to turn to for their durable, tamper-proof construction. Primus products offer optimal security with keyway/master lock systems as well as keyless entry systems.

kwikset home locks


Kwikset locks feature SmartKey, an innovative technology that allows you to rekey your lock yourself, saving time and money. This is the perfect lock for rental properties and businesses where you would change the locks due to employee turnover or tenants moving in or out. Their SmartKey padlocks also feature the ability to rekey the lock, plus they are pick resistant and bump proof.

Corbin Russwin Home Locks


If you are looking for strength and durability that is commercial grade, then the Corbin/Russwin family of locks is for you. These locks are easy to install and are great for classrooms and other institutional uses. They also have an impressive line of exit devices that are engineered to withstand a high volume of use and abuse. Their attractive yet sturdy design makes them an excellent choice for institutional environments including healthcare facilities, schools, and hotels, but also high traffic, large capacity structures such as convention centers.



With a strong emphasis on security, Arrow locks are the lock of choice for many universities, libraries, and public schools. The professional grade engineering ensures that these locks are durable and secure even in the most highly trafficked areas. They are specifically made for security professionals whose job it is to ensure the locks they service, recommend, and install are the most secure and highest quality available. The diverse line of arrow locks includes door control, key systems, and locking hardware which means when you are looking for a lock to fit your security needs, you can almost certainly find it among the affordable, durable Arrow family of locks.



Security is the name of the game for Sargent locks. This security powerhouse is used in some of the most demanding environments including schools, hospitals and behavioral health facilities. They offer a wide range of lock options including keyed entry, keyless entry, fobs, and keypad locking systems. Several lock systems in the Sargent product line come with complementary hardware. If you are looking for a good, secure, durable locking system for your business then this is a good place to start.

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Kaba Ilco

You’ll find Kaba-Ilco is the go-to brand for homeowners with vacation properties, property managers, and hospitality agents. With their all-inclusive electronic key card systems and mobile access solutions, Kaba-Ilco locks are perfect for housing complexes, apartment buildings, and vacation rentals. They also have a wide range of access control devices developed for commercial facilities. From turnstile and barrier solutions to embedded access control to pushbutton locks they have what you need to control to secure areas.

Baldwin Locks


Baldwin locks are known for their attractive, designer styles and outstanding security. With contemporary and traditional hardware options, they work well with nearly any home décor. With a large, impressive line of home security solutions including levers, knobs, keyless entry, pocket door locks, and deadbolts in high-quality home fashion designs, they blend elegantly into the surrounding furnishings without drawing the eye. Functional never looked so beautiful.



With an emphasis on functionality, Falcon is a leader in providing automatic door operation elements as well as touch bar exist elements and other utility hardware options for doors. Falcon locks can be found in many government, commercial, healthcare, and educational facilities. Their products are known for their high level of security and are found in the White House, state and federal prisons, federal office buildings, the Pentagon and other secure government structures.



Ten locking systems under the Modeco brand proudly carry the Certified Environmental Facts (CEF) multi-attribute certification. This certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC, reviews and inspects products that make sustainability claims and certifies the ones that qualify per their rigorous standards. If you are looking for a green, environmentally friendly, locking system you are sure to find one in the Medeco family of locks. They also offer eCylinder, a wireless locking format that provide system management, accountability, controlled access, and physical security.

Adams-Rite Home Locks


Industrial settings are a primary focus for Adams-Rite. Their most popular product, an electrified strike and latch comes fully loaded and is appropriate for industrial and commercial facilities. Their line of eLatch products ensure tight security and ease of control. They also offer electric door locking elements which are popular in this arena.

Read the 10 Questions for Selecting the Right Access Control System.

To find out more about our locking systems or to speak to one of our experts who can help you find the best lock to meet your needs, call us at (610) 644-5334, email [email protected] or fill out our contact form. We will ensure that you find the best system to keep your home or business secure and safe.

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