• Locksmiths & Duplicating Keys

    There are many professional services that involve giving a certain degree of trust to the person or business you hire. When you sit in the dentist’s chair, you trust that they’re not going to go rogue on you and pull a tooth that’s perfectly healthy. With house cleaners, you trust they won’t snoop through your belongings; you expect babysitters won’t be texting their friends instead[...]

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    6 Types of Locks a Locksmith Won't Open

    There are many different types of locks available for residential and commercial use. While locksmiths are able to open a wide range of locks, there are some locks that they may not be able to open. Here is an overview of six types of locks that a locksmith won't typically open. Safe The skills and tools required to open a safe are different than other types of locks. Not all locksmiths[...]

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    What Information Do You Need to Call a Locksmith

    If you need to call a locksmith because you are locked out of the house or car, there is some information that you will need to provide while requesting service and when the locksmith arrives on site. Some of this information will vary based on the specific situation, but you should be prepared to at least think about the answers to these questions. Here is an overview of what information [...]

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    Can Locksmiths Fix the Lock on Your Safe?

    Close up safety Box Password in digital number and key to protected safe box system. If you can’t unlock your safe, it can be frustrating to figure out what to do. Can you call your favorite locksmith to unlock it? What are your options? Will you have to throw out or break open the safe? This can be a complicated set of questions to answer. Here are some factors that will impact your options[...]

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    What to Do If Your Key Gets Stuck in the Door?

    When you least expect it, your key can get stuck in your door. It can seem like an impossible task to get the key back out. Fortunately, there are some strategies that you can use to get your key out of your door and to repair the lock so it doesn’t happen again. Use Spray Lubricant Most often, a key becomes stuck in a door lock because the lock isn’t well lubricated. If you have [...]

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    Should Your Deadbolt and Door Lock Open with the Same Key?

    When homeowners move into their new property for the first time, it is a smart idea to have the keys changed over. For homes with deadbolts and separate door locks, many homeowners wonder if they should have the locks keyed to use one key for both locks or to have separate keys. Here are some things to consider about whether your deadbolt and door lock should open with the same key. Be [...]

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    How to Reset Your Keyless Entry System

    How to Reset Your Keyless Entry System Keyless entry has become a regular feature for both cars and homes. It’s a convenient and often safer way to protect your major investments. The extra security can often give a sense of added comfort. No more lost or stolen keys to worry about. Instead, a personalized code that only WE know. How Keyless Entry Works It’s simple. Similar [...]

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    How Keys Work to Unlock Locks

    How Keys Work to Unlock Locks We all have a set of keys. One for home, two for the car, another for work, plus perhaps our mailbox, safe, or even storage space keys. Our key rings are full of them so that our things can be locked away safely and securely, yet we may still have access to them whenever we want. What is a Key? Originally appearing over 6000 years ago, it is one of [...]

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    Different Types of Keys

    Keys have come a long way in terms of technology and development since their earliest invention and use. The keys we use now don’t look anything like those used 6,000 years ago in ancient Babylon and Egypt. Ancient keys were wooden, bulky, and heavy. Keys are now typically metal, compact, and light. There are many different types of keys still in use today. Car Keys           [...]

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    3 Myths About How Criminals Open Locked Cars

    Everyone wants to protect their stuff against theft. Even with the most high tech security features, many cars are stolen each year. Non-criminals often have misconceptions about how criminals steal these cars. Here are three myths about how criminals open locked cars that you no longer have to be worried about. Myth #1: Criminals Pick Your Locks Some people believe that criminals get into [...]

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