When it is about the safety and security of your family, you cannot take chances and that it why you must have the best security locks on all the doors of your home. With the various types of security locks available choosing the best one can be difficult. Moreover, you have no means to check each and every type of lock available in the market. Some of these locks are more susceptible to opening easily while there are others that are highly secure. Therefore, you will either have to test each of these locks or take the word of the experts.
In addition to securing good quality locks, you must also get the doors of your home checked for any cracks or damage. If the doors are not made of good quality or in proper condition, they will give way faster than the locks.
We researched the market and reviewed the good quality locks available. After testing and researching these locks, we made this list of the best high security door locks. These locks have been reviewed for their mechanism, durability and price. You can choose the appropriate lock for your home after reading through the list.
Prime-Line Products U 10827 Door Reinforcement Lock, 3 in. Stop, Aluminum Construction, Satin Nickel Anodized Finish
Scored 4.7/5.0 – From 345 Customer Reviews
Priced From $19.35
- Designed to withstand 800 lbs. of force
- Tamper resistant and child-safe design
- Installs in just minutes using 3″ hardened screws (included)
- Cannot be opened from the outside
We purchased this item not so much to keep people out, but instead… to keep people in. You see, we’ve got an adventurous two year old with a spirit like Indiana Jones. He climbs, scales, jumps, and on rare occasions—even makes daring escapes from native tribes, arrows and large boulders.Once our little boy was upwardly mobile, he developed a keen interest in the outside world, only to be foiled repeatedly by a deadbolt that he was too short to reach. After a few months, and plenty of Brawndo, he finally achieved his lifelong goal of growing tall enough to lock and unlock the door by himself. As we love him, and don’t want him completely out of the house for another 16 years or so, we purchased this smooth-operating reinforcement lock to keep him at bay, and I absolutely love it.The ‘Satin Nickel’ finish matches our door handle and hardware perfectly, and the sleek design of this product looks great mounted on the doorframe. Install from start to finish took around 20 minutes. The instructions were clear and concise, though if you plan on using the included 3” screws, I’ll say that pre-measuring and drilling pilot holes is a must! You can likely install this lock with a screwdriver if you intend to use smaller screws, but you’ll save yourself a lot of headache (and hand-ache!) using a power drill.The only downside I’ve encountered thus far with this item, is that my wife has errantly locked me out of the house on more than one occasion. I specifically recall one instance when I was out front working, and I remembered the game was on; I hustled back into the house to check the score—and I ended up mashing my face into the door at relatively high speed, happily my team won (so it was totally/mostly worth it)! That event also served as a bit of an unplanned, unintended stress-test on the product, and I’m glad to stay the door didn’t give an inch.As far as keeping it clean, we just use a damp cloth to keep the lock looking like new. The back side of the stopper is made of black rubber (pictured), and while we do occasionally end up with some of that residue transferring to the door, it wipes clean easily and without mess. All told, whether you’re looking to keep the bad guys out, or the good guys in, I think this is a great buy!Feel free to leave me a vote, comment, or question; I’m happy to add anything else you’d like to know about the product. Thanks for taking the time to read my review, I hope you found this information helpful!
Medeco 11TR50319 Maxum Residential Single Cylinder Deadbolt, Satin Nickel, High Security Restricted M3 Keyway, Keyed Different
Scored 4.7/5.0 – From 27 Customer Reviews
Priced From $149.00
- Medeco patented technology. #1 Rated Deadbolt.
- Uses key outside – thumb turn inside.
- No unauthorized key duplication.
- Bump and pick proof.
- Locks are keyed different.
This is a bulky/heavy lock and will not be a drop-in replacement for some residential deadbolts. More than likely you will need to purchase a wood chisel to open up some of the recessed holes in both the door and door jamb for the striker plates to fit properly. These keys are pretty large so if you pride yourself on a small/minimalistic keychain, you might want to reconsider.If buying more than one, they will not operate off the same key, that service will cost you extra from a reputable locksmith (not all of them are setup to re-key a biaxial lock).This lock is VERY well made, comes with 2 keys and all necessary mounting hardware, plus a key duplication card. Even with needing to use a chisel, you can install this in less than 5 minutes.Your point of failure will still be your door jamb (if it’s wooden) so if you want to increase your door’s security I’d recommend some steel plates that will mount to the door jamb and help distribute the load in the event someone is trying to kick it in.
Scored 4.3/5.0 – From 208 Customer Reviews
Priced From $16.91
I bought this, along with two other types of lock guards, to use in my new house until I could get all the locks changed, because I was concerned that the previous owners (not to mention their kids, family members, friends, housekeeper, etc.) might still have the keys. Of the three types of guards I tried, this was the most effective. The Flip Guard is easy to install (simply loosen the screws of the deadbolt, insert the Flip Guard behind the dead bolt plate, and tighten the screws back). It’s easy to use (lock the dead bolt and flip the guard closed over the top). And in my experience it’s completely effective (even with a key, the deadbolt cannot be unlocked from the outside when the Flip Guard is engaged).The other guards I tested were the Super Grip lock and the deadbolt lock secure (a small metal piece that attaches to the door frame and flips over the deadbolt plate when it’s locked). The Super Grip was effective but installation is slightly more time-consuming and complicated, which leaves a lot of room for error. The lock secure plate takes more time to install and feels flimsy compared to the Flip Guard.In all categories (installation, use, and effectiveness) the Flip Guard is my favorite. The price of this one was higher than the others, but it was worth it. I wouldn’t hesitate to choose the Flip Guard again.
Ardwolf A20 Security High-sensitivity High-Recognition Rate Keyless Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock, Left-Handed
Scored 4.2/5.0 – From 58 Customer Reviews
Priced From $155.88
- THREE WAYS TO UNLOCK: fingerprint, user code/pwd, mechanical key. Support up to 100 fingerprints, 100 users available.
- AUTO INDUCTIVE SENSOR: Read your fingerprint more quickly and more precisely!
- RANDOM PWD PROTECTION: The Random Password Protection allows you to add any numbers before and behind the real password, and then secures you better.
- PASSAGE MODE: When the door is required to unlock continually, active the Passage Mode.
- USER DATA TRACKING: The latest 3,000 unlocks records can be tracked by the software.
It got here and I grabbed it from the mail lady. It’s EXTREMELY well packaged. It’s also extremely massive, heavy, and rugged (and gorgeous!). I laid it all on the counter, hooked it up and installed batteries. When I hit <any key> it beeped in annoyance, flashed green and turned red. I tired a few times, and it eventually went dark. After almost panicking for a little while, I got out my meter and checked the batteries. I had purchased a pack of 30 discount, but major manufacturer batteries quite a while ago. They had never been used, but they were quite old. One of the batteries only read .8 volts. I ended up replacing all four batteries with the best remaining ones in the pack – all read over 1.65 volts when I got done. Now it worked.I started installing it. I had to drill one (1/4 inch) hole in the door for the topmost of the three screws that hold the outside unit to the metal plate on the inside. I swear I used the provided template and drilled the hole perfectly. My drill has a built in level, even, to help one drill the hole straight. The bottom two screws go through the big hole already in the door where you have installed the latch mechanism, and through the latch mechanism, itself. The top hole was in the wrong place. I had to, as gently as possible, adjust the threaded metal sleeves on the outdoor unit that go through the door (they were not quite perpendicular) AND ream out the hole I had drilled at the top. The sleeves weren’t quite perpendicular due to the manufacturing process, NOT shipping. Had I drilled a larger hole at the top, it probably would have worked right away, but the the metal sleeves would still not have quite lined up with the holes in the inner plate. The same thing happened with the three threaded sleeves on the inner metal plate when attaching the indoor unit; they didn’t quite line up. It’s, of course, really easy to cross thread the screws while struggling with getting the sleeves to line up. The instruction book isn’t bad or terrible or anything, but it could be MUCH better. Also, there isn’t much support until you figure out that this is an M400 lock by a major security company, or at least identical to it. I never actually CALLED support, mind you. The instructions admonish you to have a professional install it if you don’t feel up to it – 9 out of 10 problems are the result of improper installation (paraphrasing). I would go a step further – not only don’t install it if you aren’t up to it, but don’t let yer average bonehead <capitalist professional> install it either. But don’t get me started on America’s school system…I went through two or three hours of sheer hell. My Korean wife would always do exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time as I was trying to figure out how to program it. As an additional handicap, she barely has any fingerprints! I kid you not! Plus her fingers are wrinkled as if they have been underwater for hour. I will leave out the rest of that story, other than to say I had to stop myself from tearing out most of my hair. I will mention only that it is (for now) programmed perfectly without any kind of admin. One of her fingers now works very consistently (completely humorous that it happens to be her middle finger) and she also has her code. I will also try to provide some tips so that, hopefully, NO ONE has to go through what I went through.A: The more you know about computers, the worse off you will be trying to understand this thing! An admin gets privileges that normal users don’t have, right? Not with this thing. The second you add one or more admins to this lock, the admin becomes a “normal user” and all the regular users get restricted – they LOSE privileges and they are only good enough to do exactly what they’re supposed to do – open the door. This is how one must approach this lock if one has a computer background; it’s just different – the traditional word admin is a poor word to use. B: When one is programming this, one enters the security code, it counts and knows when 8 digits have been entered (twice). On the OTHER hand, when one is using one’s code to open the door, one has to enter the 8 digit code AND THEN hit the <enter> key, which is the lower right key on the key pad!! Duh! Seems like that could be mentioned in the instructions, but it doesn’t seem to be. C: When you are programming a user, the unit displays a user number. I had to train myself to hit (the) OK (button) on the inside panel before doing anything else. If you skip that, you will get lost. This was hard for me, for some reason. D: As mentioned, (support for) this thing can be found more easily if one searches for an M400 lock. There is an 11 min video by one of the reviewers that’s very helpful. That video is also on YouTube in 720p. I downloaded it. (And got the lock utilities (USB) from the website). E: All of this EASILY explains the few bad reviews – they screwed up. F: The entire top half of my door is window and the frame just barely misses the top section of this lock, by an eighth of an inch! If you have anything like that, measure carefully and read the lock specs carefully. I was sweating it for a little while, but it worked and it looks great. G: If it goes completely wrong, start over! Figure out how to delete all users and admins and just start over. H: No matter how much you want to resist it, it’s almost certainly a good idea to add all the normal users first and THEN, as a last step, install an admin. H: VERY careful when you hook up the one and only connector (between the inner and outer units), it’s not all that difficult, but it would be quite easy for the average person to screw up – tiny fragile pins – look at it carefully – the pins aren’t in the middle of the connector. I: Very important to note that you can never use a code or a fingerprint more than once when adding a user or admin.I now have a perfect, wonderful, beautiful, extremely secure, extremely rugged door lock that makes one feel as if one is getting into a posh hotel suite or a restricted area when using it! You could say it makes one feel privileged! I would absolutely go through all that again (maybe not gladly) to end up with what I have now. As mentioned in another review, there is no 9 and no zero on the keypad. The wife and I, after some thought, easily got around this and came up with 8 digit pass codes that can be remembered. I’m completely sure they realized that the thing would have been too massive, had they added those keys and it’s easily forgiven. Other than that, it’s totally perfect, and I’m very picky. By the way, the keypad is awesomely responsive touch sensitive with fairly large keys and the key you hit goes dark and it beeps as you hit it. People will not be able to tell which keys you hit all the time. I looked long and hard and there is no other lock that compares!! (Unless you happen to be a millionaire or something – who knows what you could have your “people” find then….) And it got here and that’s still the case, which is unusual and most important!
Scored 5.0/5.0 – From 1 Customer Reviews
Priced From $6.35
- Double side keyholes
- The key cylinder size is 32.5/32.5 (32.5mm + 32.5mm)
- Comes with 7 keys: 4pcs “A” keys, 2pcs “B” keys, 1pc “C” key
Scored 4.1/5.0 – From 52 Customer Reviews
Priced From $20.99
- Dual-Function door and patio door security bar.
- Increases security on hinged and sliding doors.
- Sturdy 20 gauge tubular steel construction built to withstand nearly 300 pounds of force.
- Swivel base and adjustable bar allow for use on a variety of door applications. Adjust from 25 to 43 inches.
- Product includes security bar, adjustment pin, and removable yoke which allows flexibility between standard door and sliding door security.
This door security stopper is really sturdy, as I’ve tried to shoulder-barge my basement door that leads into the garage (I wanted to test out the quality of this so that I can have piece of mind when using it for the kitchen door that leads to the backyard). This door stop works perfectly as I am a 5’9″ 190lb male, it was able to withstand my full charging force and hurt my shoulder quite a lot from my last rush from the garage door, I don’t think the other 9 shoulder-barge tries helped my shoulder. The siding of the door was starting to show signs of tearing, yet the door stood firm, I have full confidence in this for use in keeping my kitchen to backyard door safely secure. It’s also highly adjustable as there are a lot of set holes for your door size and should fit most, if not all, doors.
Scored 3.8/5.0 – From 34 Customer Reviews
Priced From $139.50
Was looking to buy a nice lock for my semi trailer doors…. Pretty much all of the reviews I saw here and other sites only described this lock for use on storage containers. I decided to give it a try and I ordered one… Let me be possibly the first to put it out there for all truckers who are looking for a little extra security… This lock is absolutely fantastic!!! And you’ll be happy you ordered it.. I’ve already gotten compliments from fellow drivers and from the company I delivered a load of very expensive meat to this morning….I choose to look at my lease differently, which just happens to be the same truck and engine for the same company as Tim…I’ve agreed to accept the responsibilities for the costs of running this truck… In return, I make a little bit more than a company driver…but after five years I own a truck…if during that time it doesn’t work out, I turn in the truck and walk away… But if a driver buys an older truck with minimal warranty, and things don’t work out, there’s no walking away from that unless you file bankruptcy… Leasing is a great option as long as you work hard, spend smart and stay focused…
Scored 4.4/5.0 – From 170 Customer Reviews
Priced From $3.89
- Perfect for adding power door lock functions to non-power equipped vehicles
It works well so far (installed for almost 2 weeks) and is an excellent value. The build quality (all plastic housing) is what you would expect from the photos and is fine in my opinion. I installed this as a replacement in the driver’s door on a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I was looking for a good value buy, because the original style actuators have broken a few times due to worn out plastic gearing. I can’t comment yet on durability over time, but it is a more powerful push/pull than the existing actuators. The original was around 1″ travel and this is about 3/4″, but this proved a non-issue for me.Like most cases, this actuator is not a drop-in OEM style fit for my vehicle. As others have stated, modifying to fit most vehicles isn’t too hard. If access is tight, I do recommend removing your window track if it is in the way of the latch mechanism and lock rods. This made the replacement much easier for me. I didn’t have a lot of alternate spots to mount the new actuator, so I reused the existing actuator bracket after drilling out the retaining rivet. Then, I screwed the actuator to the bracket and reattached the bracket to the door with a bolt and nut. By doing this, I was able to hookup the actuator rod to the same spot on the latch assembly as the original. However, you can use the included connector to attach to an existing lock rod if that is easier. Also, you may need to cut off the bullet terminals at the end of the actuator wires or modify your wiring harness to attach different connectors depending on your setup.
Schlage Electronics M400 Series High Security Electromagnetic Lock, Automatic Voltage Selection, Satin Aluminum Finish, 1000 lbs Hold Force
Scored 5.0/5.0 – From 1 Customer Reviews
Priced From $281.85
- Bayonet mount makes installation simpler by not requiring magnet to be held overhead while mounting screws are installed
- 1000 lbs Hold Force
- UL1034 and BHMA Grade1 certified
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
Scored 4.2/5.0 – From 2,399 Customer Reviews
Priced From $9.99
- Dual function door security bar for hinged and sliding doors
- Adjusts from 27-1/2in (70cm) – 42in (1.1m) to fit most standard doors and sliding patio doors
- Top piece removes for sliding door application
- Rugged 20 gauge steel construction, Padded foot provides sure grip without scratching
- Pivoting ball joint assures full contact with floor
As a former NY’er, I take my home/family security seriously. One of the most devastating changes in home robbery’s became the “Push-In’s”. A Brashness of burglars to get you to crack your door so that they can forcibly come in and rob the occupants. There were a number of fatalities associated with these crimes. Not needing to learn on my own, when I moved to where I am now, I noticed a laxness in home security in general. I purchased this device as a prevention of said crime. It braces the door in such a manner that if someone tries to kick your door in, they will be met with serious resistance, giving you time to call 911. It’s a sad that we have to result to talking through the door — when I was a child this was considered rude. There were so many instances of Push-In Robberies in when I left New York (2015) that I decided that where ever I moved I would not sleep on criminals nor believe that they were tamer in one part of the country versus another. So I don’t open my door to those I don’t know; always look out my peep whole before responding; and with this brace (known as a Police Lock back in the 70s and 80s) I have an added piece of confidence and security.
Whether you are using a digital lock or a manual lock on your home’s door, it must be best quality to ensure that you are safe. If the lock can be pried open or drilled through, it is not good enough. Therefore, you must choose the door lock after much consideration and research.
We hope that you liked our review of the best high security door locks and you were able to find a good quality lock for your home. It would be great if you shared your choice of the lock with us. Do let us know which of these locks you chose and why and what has been your experience with these locks.