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This one goes out to Putyourspamhere:
There can be locks that are 'high security' without being 'UL-437
Why you are unwilling to admit this I don't understand...
For one example Schlage Primus can be ordered either way...
What you have done is attack not my points that I have made... NO... You
like attacking me... Well this is the time to either 'put up or shut up' I
would like you to go talk to a houseplant then... Because I won't go
away... I made a point and you seem to be more interested in attacking me
than defending your point of view or industry standards...
You still have not proven that Best I/C are NOT 'high security'... I said
that it is relative... You said no it wasn't... Some others here have
voiced opinions going both ways... You are not THE VOICE of the entire
locksmithing industry...
I think that you are unreasonable because you never ever read or considered
what I asked you to do in the other threads... Did you ever define a
'scale' of security ??? NO... Did you ever list something to prove that
Best is not 'relatively higher security' than other locks ??? NO... So
yes -- under the currently industry definition of 'high security' anything
better than the 'bottom tier' of locks would have a high level of
security... That is common sense... But rather than prove a point on this
you keep harping on this UL standard which is not the only way to determine
locks... Perhaps you should consider such UL approved locks as 'HIGHEST
You have not WON nor LOST this argument... Neither have I... You just
don't like that a 'non-registered non-professional' pointed out that your
definitions have been built on a shaky foundation... Please don't knock me
for doing that... Because then I will have to start knocking on you and I
am willing to bet that I am better at certain things than you are...
Evan the maintenance man
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Is he "unwilling to admit this"? I think that most of us consider "high security" to refer to the characteristics of the lock, not to the certification. Someone earlier mentioned some other certifications in addition to UL.
By the way, is a lock "high security" now if, in the future, it will be submitted to UL and qualify for UL-437?
Cash or charge?
Has anyone else but you made this claim? I've seen many people post that they considered Best I/C to be high quality but not "high security". As more and more people in the industry say that - at some point a reasonable person would conclude that this represents the voice of the industry.
Of course high security is relative - and it generally refers to a minority of locks which are significantly more resistant to penetration than the usual run of home/business locks. I don't think that the older or newer definitions do a very good job of getting across this somewhat technical concept. The newer one at least tries to indicate that there needs to be multiple (at least 2) aspects of resistance. But to some extent the definition fails to mention when it isn't high security. E.g. If I have a padlock with an UL-437 cylinder and a brass shackle - would anyone call it a "high security padlock"? Of course not. (Yes, I know that the definition is for cylinders - but I like the padlock example. :-)
Just because you assigned this task to someone doesn't make them obligated to perform it for you.
Did you ever consider that everyone agrees that Best I/C cylinders are higher security than, e.g. Kwikset cylinders?
That is not common sense. What is common sense is that the better locks have a "higher level". I.e., this is comparitive. However, I don't agree with the definition because I think it somewhat misses the point - although it does hint at it when saying, "a greater degree of resistance to any or all of the following". IMHO it must have better than average in all areas, and significantly better in most.
Perhaps it isn't, though. I think that harping on UL-437 is because it pays attention to multiple aspects of resistance.
Are you ending on this threatening note because you think that it is a good way to have a productive discussion? Another good way to provoke conflict is to "read someone's mind" and tell them what they are thinking and why that are saying something.
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