Which is More Important? Cost or Security?

Which side of the argument do you fall on? Do you think security is more important, or do you think how much it costs is more vital?

Of course both sides are important, but really think about this for a second, which side edges the winner?

If you are a homeowner then you are investing a large amount of cash into your home, and if you play Russian Roulette with your security then you are basically throwing cash away. For this reason, you need to invest a fair amount of monetary value into your security needs. That doesn’t mean you should throw it away needlessly however, because you can easily make sensible decision which is sensible in terms of cash, but high on security needs.

How much your security needs cost will depend on several factors namely:

  • The type of lock
  • The grade of the lock
  • How it is installed
  • The brand name

Maintenance is key here, because if you can look after your door locks then you will notice that they last you much longer than if you just let them rust up and die. Of course, a main door lock is always going to cost more than a regular door lock, e.g. one you would install on a toilet or bathroom door, and the brand name of the lock is going to affect this. You can go for an unknown brand if you want to, which is going to cost you less, but you have to ask yourself whether the brand is unknown for a reason, or whether it is just up and coming. Reviews are key here, as well as weighing up the pros and cons of every option before you part with any cash.

The heavier the door lock, the more secure it is likely to be and the more durable it is going to be over time too. This means that the lock will stand up to several different weather types, without losing its effectiveness, but a very heavy door lock can also be an issue if something does go wrong, e.g. a mechanical failure. Of course, you could go for a key pad type of lock, but these are going to cost you more because of the electronic side of things.

The higher the lock grade, the more expensive you can expect the lock to be, but again, the higher the grade, the better your security level too.

To make the real answer come to your mind, you have to really think about which side of the argument you favor as the winner. If you prefer security, you’re going to pay more and hire a locksmith Cork agent; if you favor cost, your security is likely to suffer.

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