In this day and age, potential theft of your possessions is a risk you need to acknowledge, regardless of how safe you consider your hometown to be. From sheds to lockers to bike racks and more, it's essential that you use a quality lock to secure your possessions and keep them out of the hands of thieves. Here at Walgreens, we have a variety of combination locks from popular brands like Master that use different mechanisms to help protect your property and security.
Types of Combination Locks
You can find several different styles of combination locks. The most common type, which has been around for many years, uses a dial that must be turned to three different digits using the correct pattern. These locks are difficult for would-be intruders to crack because they have so many potential combinations. You also don't have to worry about losing the key. Combinations can also be difficult for you to remember, however, so you should make sure to write yours down somewhere in addition to memorizing it.
Multiple dial locks, which only open once all the dials are set to the correct numbers, are handy because many of them allow you to set your own combination. These locks are easy to open, but you need to make sure to scramble the numbers once you've locked yours so that it won't automatically open for someone else. Newer varieties of combination locks do away with the numbers altogether and instead allow you to set a custom sequence of directional movements (like up, down, right, and left), making the combination much more difficult to crack.
Uses for Combination Locks
If you really want to protect your personal property, you might have more uses for combination locks or a padlock than you've previously considered. Kids in school should always use a quality lock to secure locker doors (including gym lockers). A combination lock can also be used to secure your bike to the rack outside--making sure you loop it through the front wheel in addition to the frame. You may even want to lock your backpack, suitcase, or briefcase if you're worried about wandering hands at work, at school, or on the go. Make sure, however, that you always use a TSA-approved lock if you are securing luggage for air travel.
Your quality combination lock could protect some of your most important possessions. Browse the selection of products available at Walgreens today.