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Liberty Safe Locks Are Superior to Cheap Solenoid Locks

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Liberty Safe Locks Are Superior to Cheap Solenoid Locks

Purchasing a safe to protect your guns, important papers and your family’s valuables can be a significant investment. Why would anyone want to jeopardize the effectiveness of their safe by choosing an inferior safe lock? Surprisingly enough, that is what people do when they choose a safe equipped with a cheap solenoid lock. At Liberty Safe, we use high-quality, UL-listed locks so you can count on their security. Rest assured that our safe locks are superior to cheap and often foreign-made solenoid locks.

You Get What You Pay For

Many solenoid locks are made from cheap, flimsy materials that don't offer much in the way of protection. With lock bodies and components made of flimsy sheet metal, they are very easily drilled into. If thieves know where to drill into this type of safe lock, they can easily access its different components to trigger its various mechanisms, including:

  • Triggering the bolt to retract with a simple hairpin or piece of wire
  • Resetting the combination code on the lock back to its factory default, which can be easily looked up on the Internet

Liberty Safe says no to cheap solenoid locks and flimsy lock bodies. The locks we sell from trusted American manufacturers are paired with reliable, strong lock bodies constructed from thick stainless steel. Unlike locks that can be pushed with a hairpin, our safe locks cannot be forced open in the event a thief is able to access it through a drill hole.

What Happens if Your Solenoid Lock Breaks?

If your solenoid safe lock breaks, you could have a big mess on your hands. These locks are commonly manufactured in China and Israel and really do not have any replaceable parts. And most importantly, they do not have recognizable templates. So, if you want to swap out a broken lock, or upgrade your lock to a better-made lock, it's likely to be a bit of an ordeal.

The screw holes on the solenoid lock template and your safe are not going to match up to a new lock made in the United States. If you need to replace your safe’s foreign-made solenoid safe lock, you are looking at quite a bit of retrofitting. To install that new lock, your locksmith is going to have to do a lot of cutting, drilling and possibly welding to brackets, the lock body, and possibly your safe.

You can avoid this whole mess by insisting on an American-made safe that is outfitted with a high-quality, reliable and American-made safe lock. This will ensure that if anything ever goes wrong with your safe lock, it can either be repaired or replaced with a lock with a footprint that will fit your safe without the need for modifications.