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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»

How to Select the Best Lock Plate

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A lock plate is the component of a lock system that is attached on the frame of the door. Some homeowners don’t pay sufficient attention to this component when they are selecting a lock set to buy. Such an oversight can expose the home to burglars who may pry the door open using a crowbar or any other heavy object. This article discusses the characteristics of the best lock plates that you should look out for. Read More»

5 Security Essentials for Bugging In During Apocalyptic Scenarios

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If you are worried about society collapsing and the inevitable crime waves that may accompany that, you may want to do a bit of prepping. Generally, prepping falls into two key categories: bugging out or bugging in, and it’s best to prepare for both scenarios. If you end up bugging in, you need to ensure that your home is as safe as possible. There are tons of home security techniques to consider, but in particular, if you want your home to be safe in apocalyptic conditions, here are some essentials to consider: Read More»