New Types of Personal Safes
Sep02

New Types of Personal Safes

  When talking about personal safes, most people immediately think of larger safes that sit inside a walk-in closet. Although this type of safe is still a popular option for homeowners, there are plenty of additional choices. Based on growing demand, the safe industry has expanded its offering to consumers. Regardless of the item or items you need protected, such as cash, jewelry, family heirlooms, important or legal documents, or...

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Most Effective Lock Options for Gate
Aug18

Most Effective Lock Options for Gate

As part of keeping your home secure, you need to focus on not only windows and doors but also gates. If your home has a gate designed to prevent just anyone from entering the property, you want to make sure it has a high-quality lock. There are actually many different options available, but if you ever need help in making the right choice or with installation, a professional locksmith can assist. Remember, the type of lock chosen will...

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Security Safe Services Provided by Qualified Locksmiths
Jul15

Security Safe Services Provided by Qualified Locksmiths

A locksmith with the right qualifications is able to install and repair a variety of locks used on personal and commercial safes. Although a general locksmith who handles automobile lockouts, new lock installations on homes, and other more basic services might be able to do the job, typically work on safes requires a locksmith with specialized training and experience. Choosing a New Safe Prior to purchasing a new safe, it would be to...

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Shared Locksmith Secrets
Jun24

Shared Locksmith Secrets

Many people think a day in the life of a locksmith is dull, but in reality, these professionals perform very interesting work. Here are a number of things that most people are unaware that locksmiths do. Top 7 Locksmith Secrets 1.Assisting Law Enforcement – Some professional locksmiths actually perform undercover work for law enforcement. For example, if surveillance equipment needs to be set up or bugs installed while someone is out...

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Tips for Handling an Emergency Lockout Situation

  Although no one wants to be locked out of a vehicle, home, or office, it happens every day. In addition to frustration, an emergency lockout can sometimes be dangerous. For that reason, it is common for people to feel a sense of urgency in getting help.   Immediate Steps   As part of assessing a lockout situation, you need to do a few things.   Remain calm. Even in broad daylight, being locked out of a car, home,...

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Tips for Avoiding Locksmith Scams

When people reach out for help after locking their keys in a car or need a new lock installed on a home or business, they should feel 100 percent confident that the locksmith professional is going to be honest. Although most people in this industry are on the up-and-up, unfortunately, scams do happen.   Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Locksmith Scams   One of the biggest scams involves a locksmith insisting on drilling or replacing...

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Can I Rekey a Deadbolt?
Jan25

Can I Rekey a Deadbolt?

                  The answer to the question, “Can I rekey a deadbolt?” is yes. In addition to rekeying as a do-it-yourself project, you can always hire a reputable handyman, or if preferred, have a professional locksmith assist.   Deadbolts vary significantly based on a number of factors, including the manufacturing company, age, and even quality or current condition. As long as the...

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Advances in Transponder Key Programming Software

Of new passenger vehicles in North America, over 95 percent come equipped with an immobilizer system. Of these, roughly 80 percent of the fobs and keys can be duplicated. For the remaining automobiles, the engine immobilizer system needs to be programmed by a highly trained locksmith. In order to do this, transponder key programming software is required.   Most vehicles manufactured after 1995 are transponder equipped. Initially,...

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What’s a Non-duplicate Key?
Nov18

What’s a Non-duplicate Key?

Although they are somewhat rare, you will occasionally see a key stamped with the words “Do Not Duplicate.” The message on these keys clearly indicates that someone does not want them to be copied without the proper authorization. These keys typically belong to people looking for higher forms of security, as having a limited number of copies of a key makes it less likely that an undesirable person will gain entry. In reality, however,...

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What’s a Master Lock?
Nov04

What’s a Master Lock?

Simply put, a master lock is designed to give a single person access to every lock within a group. There will be one key, a master key, which can open every lock in the set, while the other keys will only open an individual lock. Master locks and keys are incredibly common in apartment buildings or businesses where the manager needs access to every apartment or individual office without allowing someone in one apartment to enter the...

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