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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 d├ęcor 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»