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4 Important Things That You Can Learn from Your Locksmith

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Most people will only call a locksmith when they are locked out of their houses or cars. While this is one of the times that you should contact a locksmith, there are several other situations whereby their advice can be useful.  The best locks to buy While doing their work, locksmiths come across numerous locks and keys. They are therefore in the best position to tell you which locks you should buy and which ones you should avoid. Read More»

Three Simple Guidelines on Dealing with Failed Automotive Power Locks

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Power door locks or electronic car locks in modern vehicles are convenient and efficient. In general, these components come with simple key fobs allow central operation of the automotive doors with the press of a button or switch. However, these door locks are not immune to problems which can prevent the lock from functioning. In some cases, the locking mechanism might be damaged or degraded, necessitating professional locksmith repair. However, you might be able to deal with some small lock issues at home. Read More»

A Guide into the Different Cabinet Handles Shapes and Finishes

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When you buy a home or an apartment, chances are the developer or interior décor person has already gone ahead to install cabinet handles on all the doors. While this may seem a cost-saving advantage, at times the materials used, the shapes, and finishes for the pull handles may not match your preferences and taste of style. However, before changing the handles, you must have a picture of what you exactly want so that the replacement process can go on seamlessly. Read More»

Is Your Home Security Perhaps Too Smart for Its Own Good?

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Does it seem like some things are getting smarter in this world? You don’t just have a phone, you now have a smartphone. Perhaps the idea of a watch with actual hands to show hours, minutes and seconds seems curiously old fashioned now that you have a smartwatch. You might not even have a regular door lock anymore if you’ve upgraded to a smart lock. A smart lock can be a wonderful device when used in conjunction with other devices in order to create an effective and easy to use home security system, but sometimes these devices can be too smart. Read More»

3 Broken Key Removal Mistakes to Avoid

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It may be possible for a layperson to extract a broken key from a keyhole. However, that extraction process is fraught with risks that can worsen the situation. This article discusses some of the common mistakes that often push the broken segment deeper into the lock or that affect the lock mechanism. Using Liquid Lubricants You may have heard that spraying a lubricant into a lock may make it easier for you to remove the piece of broken key that is stuck inside that lock. Read More»

5 Criteria to Keep in Mind When Buying Used Safes

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Buying a used safe can be a great way to save money, but if you want to ensure that your safe works as it should, there are key things you need to keep in mind whilst looking. In particular, keep an eye out for these essentials: 1. Changeable Locks You don’t want to buy a used safe that the former owner can still access to. For instance, if you buy a keyed safe, you have no guarantee that the old owner doesn’t still have a copy of the key. Read More»

4 Compelling Reasons to Re-key Rather than Replace Your Locks

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You may be thinking about changing your locks because you lost a key, are moving into a new property, or for some other reason. In any case, you should seriously consider re-keying those locks instead of replacing them entirely. Instead of removing the old locks and then adding new ones, re-keying simply involves changing the pins inside the lock so they fit around a new key. Here are just four reasons you should consider re-keying instead of replacing your locks. Read More»

Three reasons to call a locksmith if you get locked out of your vehicle

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If you get locked out of your vehicle, you might find yourself contemplating breaking one of its windows in order to get in. However, unless it is an emergency situation (i.e. there is a young child or a pet trapped inside the car during a heat wave), this is a terrible idea. Read on to find out why, in this scenario, you should call a mobile locksmith, rather than smash one of your car’s windows: Read More»

Extracting a Broken Key From a Lock: What You Need to Know

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The locks on your home are used several times every day, week after week and year after year. Because they are used so frequently, the locks in your home can begin to suffer from wear and tear. A common problem which can develop is a lock becoming misaligned or sticky. If these problems develop, you may need to use an increased amount of force to turn the key. Eventually, the pressure you use to turn the key may result in the key snapping while it is in the lock. Read More»

How to Avoid Being Locked Out Without Compromising Your Security

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Being locked out of your home can be a nuisance, and it’s smart to take steps to prevent it. However, it’s also important not to put your home’s security at risk when you do so. Here are a few tips on protecting yourself from a lockout – and what to do if you do find yourself unable to get into your home.  Establish a key routine Keeping your keys in a prominent place will help stop you from accidentally leaving them behind. Read More»