Why Your Business Needs Cylinder Lock Guards
As a business owner with a storefront, we’re sure you’re constantly bombarded with tips and recommendations for complicated security measures. Friends and fellow business owners may flaunt their new security cameras or other tech, all the while missing out on core security components. One such security component? A cylinder guard.
Exploring the Standard Mortise Cylinder
Before we explain what a cylinder guard is, it’s probably best to explain standard mortise cylinders. Typically, these cylinders are made of soft brass. What does this mean? It means that a burglar can use special pliers, a pipe wrench, or another device to tear the cylinder out of the door, exposing an opening through which they can operate the deadlock.
What is a Cylinder Guard?
Cylinder guards were designed specifically as a solution to this problem for commercial property owners. Cylinder guards are fully beveled outer shield rings to provide an extra layer of protection against prying. The guard makes it virtually impossible to grip even with tools. They are made of hardened steel so that they can’t be damaged by any standard hand tool.