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Old 06-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #16
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If a person with serious OCD can be made happy that cheaply, hey, why not?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #17
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Most criminals want a quick entry and exit. The only time multiple locks keyed alike makes it easier for an intruder, is if they have the one key. In New York City, some folks put four or five locks on the door, but only locked two or three. If someone did pick all the locks, those that were unlocked would be locked. Good quality deadbolt locks, properly installed on sturdy doors are a good defense - but only if they are locked. The crooks will invariably look for the quick and easy way in. And split before the police arrive.
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I haven't put a locking knob on my doors because it seems like the thief would probably rather break a window than pick both-- so they would get in anyway. In that case, the locking knob would only be useful if I had to leave the house while I still had guests, as they could lock the knob as they leave without the key-- and you could pretty easily just let them keep a key or return it to you later.
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If it really is a bad neighborhood, it doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. It's a smart choice.


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