Exploring Different Types Of Deadbolt Locks For Your Home's Doors

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Home security is an important consideration for every homeowner, but many dismiss the importance of things like deadbolt locks. If you're trying to secure your home against would-be intruders, you'll want to talk with your locksmith about the different types of deadbolt locks available for your exterior doors. Here's a look at the most common types of deadbolts to consider. Single Cylinder Lock A single cylinder deadbolt lock is the base model and the most common one available.

3 October 2016

3 Ways To Keep Your College-Bound Child Safe And Secure On Campus

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Watching your child pack up and head off to college is a special moment in all parents' lives, but your child will continue to rely on your help and advice for years to come. In addition to assisting your child with balancing school work and independent life, you will also need to take steps to keep your college-aged child safe. Help your child feel secure while on campus with these smart safety tips.

3 October 2016

How To Stay Safe If You Park In A Big, Scary Underground Garage At Work

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If you work at the mall, or somewhere else that has a huge, underground garage with multiple levels, then it can be frightening walking back to your car after work. If you don't happen to have assigned parking close to the elevator, then you could end up walking quite a distance alone in an empty lot. This is not a reassuring situation. However, there are things you can do to make it a bit safer.

30 September 2016

Security Issues With Knob Locks

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If your home's locking system is mostly made up of knob locks, you could be exposing your home to a few security risks. Here are some of the biggest issues along with how to change them.  Knob Locks Are Vulnerable to Brute Force The first thing to consider is that knob locks are vulnerable to brute force. An intruder can use a lot of force to jam the locking mechanism and render it ineffective.

29 September 2016

Two Reasons Why You Should Always Rekey When Buying A New Home

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Buying a new house is one of life's great accomplishments.  If you've just signed on the bottom line for a new house, you're likely thinking of all of the ways you can transform the space into the home of your dreams.  However, before you move your belongings in and get settled, you may want to consider having the locks on the house rekeyed.  When you rekey the house, there will be new locks installed and you'll get a fresh set of keys.

26 September 2016

Nine Reasons Why Locksmiths Do Not Use Coat Hangers

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It is a moment that is both frustrating and a little unnerving: a driver realizes the keys they need to unlock their car door are safely tucked away—inside their locked car. Being locked out is an experience that nearly every driver will have at some point. Some people are lucky enough to have a spare key with a friend or partner that is only a few minutes away. The rest are left to find another solution.

21 September 2016

Prices Of Lockout Services And How To Get A Locksmith's Services For Free

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Whenever you move into a new city, it helps to find out more about the various services you might have a need for in the future. One such service, lockout service, helps you get into your car and home when you accidentally lock yourself out. The prices for this service vary, but you can get them for "free" if you know how. Here is some more information on the general price of locksmith services and how to cover your needs for this service in advance.

13 September 2016