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16 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing a Locksmith In Your Area

16 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing a Locksmith In Your Area

When it comes to choosing a locksmith in your area, there are many mistakes that you can make. This article will discuss the five most common mistakes and what you should do instead along with types of locksmiths and different services they offer. Do you know that there is more than one type of locksmith? In order to hire a locksmith, you need to know that there are two types of people who do this kind of work—locksmiths and key makers. To find which type someone is, look for their state license. Locksmiths provide peace of mind for homeowners and businesses alike by coming out at any time...

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The 16 Locks Every Home Should Have in Case of Emergency

The 16 Locks Every Home Should Have in Case of Emergency

You'll be glad you updated your lock if an emergency occurs. We all know there are times when we get locked out of our house or work area. You don't always have someone to call for help, so you're on your own. That's when it pays to have a lock that is up-to-date with the latest security features. That way when it happens, you're still in control of your situation. A locksmith is able to provide you with the best lock in case of an emergency. Remember to ask your locksmith about your options because it can help save your life or that of a loved one. Most of these locks are now required by...

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Why Homeowners Should Get to Know the Basics of Home Locksmithing

Why Homeowners Should Get to Know the Basics of Home Locksmithing

I’m going to be upfront with you. The title of this blog post is a little misleading. In fact, the only thing homeowners need to know about locksmithing is how to make sure they have a great locksmith on call at all times. But what if you want more information? What do you need to know? Well, for starters, there are three ways people can go about getting into your house: by picking or bumping a lock; breaking in through a window or door, and finally by manipulating the lock itself with some kind of device that will bypass it and let them inside without having any knowledge of how it works –...

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18 Questions Should You Ask Your Locksmith Before Rekeying Your Locks

18 Questions Should You Ask Your Locksmith Before Rekeying Your Locks

If you are looking to have your locks rekeyed, it's important that you do your homework before hiring a locksmith. Rekeying means changing the pins in the lock so that all existing keys will no longer work and new keys must be cut. This blog post is for people who would like to update their locks and want to find the right locksmith. Locksmiths are not all alike, but there are some questions that you should ask before you hire one.   Here are 18 questions you should ask your locksmith before having them rekey your home or business:   1) What type of lock does my home have? This is...

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Types of Key Blanks and Master Keying Systems

Types of Key Blanks and Master Keying Systems

In this blog post, we will discuss key blanks and master keying systems and some ways to use them. We will go over the different types of key blanks and how they affect a lock's security rating before going into detail about the various master keying systems that are available. We'll look at how much you should invest in a master key system for your home or business. Some of these ideas will make a lot more sense if you have some knowledge about locks and keys, particularly pin tumblers and wafer tumblers which are the most common types of locks found on doors. When choosing your locks for...

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What You Should Know About Keyless Entry Systems Door Locks and How Do They Work

What You Should Know About Keyless Entry Systems Door Locks and How Do They Work

The keyless entry system is a great way to ensure that your home is safe from intruders. There are many different types of locks available, but the most popular are electronic locks with remote control. These systems allow you to lock or unlock your door without having to use a physical key at all! The best part about these systems is that they can be programmed so only certain people have access and others do not. It's also worth noting that if someone does get in and tries to break into your house while it's locked, the alarm system will automatically go off and notify the police...

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Choosing the Right Keyless Entry System for Your Home

Choosing the Right Keyless Entry System for Your Home

A home is the one place where you should feel safe and secure. It's a sanctuary from the world outside, a refuge for your family to find comfort in during challenging times. And yet, it's all too easy for that sense of security to be shattered by an intruder who slips into your house undetected because you didn't properly protect yourself and your loved ones with the right keyless entry system. It doesn't matter if there are two adults living in your household or ten children. Choosing the right keyless entry system is essential to ensuring that everyone inside can rest peacefully at night...

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10 Lock Designs That Are Still In Use Today

10 Lock Designs That Are Still In Use Today

In the following post, we will take a look at locks that are still in use today. As you'll see, there is quite a variety of lock designs and each design has its own pros and cons. Lock #1: Deadbolt Lock with Built-in Strike Plate This type of lock is typically used on exterior doors but can also be mounted to an interior door as long as it has a strike plate installed. The deadbolt itself is often made from metal or wood and one side of the bolt slides into the strike plate while the other side extends out from the door frame. A keyed cylinder then connects to both sides of this type of lock...

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What are Some Common Misconceptions About Security Keys?

What are Some Common Misconceptions About Security Keys?

Security keys are often referred to as the future of security. When it comes to cutting-edge technology, this is one that has become a topic of discussion for many experts in the field. It’s important that we look at what these keys mean and how they can provide us with peace of mind when it comes to our home or office. Let’s explore some common misconceptions about them and see if we can finally put them behind us once and for all!   What Are Security Keys? Security keys are small devices resembling USB sticks that come in pairs. One stays with you while the other is plugged into your...

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The 10 Key Types You Should Know About

The 10 Key Types You Should Know About

Many people don’t know that there are actually 10 types of keys. Now, this doesn’t mean that there are only 10 keys in the world since most locksmiths can make multiple types of keys for one lock. But just for knowledge's sake, let’s briefly discuss the 10 types of keys. They are flat key, corrugated key, tubular key (or barrel key), dimple key, warded key and jagged key, sidebar key, combination/mixed key, and spool key.   1. Flat Key The flat-fronted keys are usually found on older locks such as pin tumbler locks. They are flat, thin, and rectangular (and not cylindrical like pin...

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