• 4 Factors That Affect the Cost of a Lock Change

    The term “lock change” is frequently misused to refer to lock rekeying, or even lock repair. These services are performed when a lock is adapted to work with new keys, or when a broken lock is fixed, respectively. A true lock change occurs when the old lock is completely removed from the door and a brand new one is installed. The cost of a lock change includes the price of the new lock as [...]

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    How to Secure a Sliding Glass Door

    Sliding glass doors are both decorative and functional, but they have some security weaknesses that must be addressed. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to secure a sliding glass door once you know the secrets. Here is what you need to know. Weak Latches Hopefully you are in the habit of locking all exterior doors, including your sliding glass door. Unfortunately, the built-in locks on [...]

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    How to Choose a Reputable Locksmith Company

    Protecting Yourself Get recommendations and/or read reviews: Ask friends and relatives if they have personal experience with any local locksmiths. Also check with the Better Business Bureau and read online reviews. Call ahead: Make sure the locksmith answers the phone with the same business name that appears online. Be especially wary of any company that uses a generic title like "locksmith [...]

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