Improving Your Home Security

  • What To Look For When Buying A Safe

    27 July 2020

    Do you want to install a safe in your home to keep some items secure, such as documents or jewelry? If so, you'll need to know what to look for when buying a safe and have a locksmith install it for you. Here are some things to look for when buying a safe. Glass Relocker The thickness of the door is not that important, since many doors simply have a lot of air within that thickness.

  • How A Locksmith Can Get You Into Your Home If You're Locked Out

    28 April 2020

    Did you lose your keys and are now locked out of your home? The easiest way to get back inside is to contact a locksmith to get past that locked door for you. Here are some methods that they'll use to open a lock. Lock Bumping One technique that locksmiths use to not cause damage to the lock is called lock bumping. It involves using a special key, often referred to as a bump key, to move the pins of the locking cylinder.

  • Key Tips For Increased Security On Your "New" Used Car

    20 May 2019

    If you purchase a used high value car or one that ranks high on the local "most stolen" list, you may be concerned that someone else may have a copy of your keys. This could pose a risk, especially if those extra sets fall into the hands of someone willing to steal your car. The following are some security tips that can help set your mind at ease. Tip #1: Disable unknown chipped keys

  • Upgrading Your Home Security System For A New Baby

    26 August 2016

    Welcoming a new baby to your home means making a few changes to the way the house is set up, and that includes upgrading your home security system. Your little one won't be toddling for a while, but it's never too early to prepare. Here are a few things you might want to consider to prepare for your new arrival. Door Alarms Consider having audible alarms added to the entrances to your home.

  • Should You Switch To A Card Access System?

    8 August 2016

    If you manage a business that holds a lot of confidential information or expensive equipment, access control is a major issue for you. If your business has been using the traditional lock-and-key system, it may be time to switch over to a card access system instead. These systems eliminate the need to carry keys or deal with physical locks, though they do require a person to carry a card instead. But the benefits could quickly outweigh the disadvantages if you're dealing with a lot of people and a lot of access doors.

  • How To Replace Keyed Cylinder Lock On A Sliding Glass Door

    7 July 2016

    If you have sliding glass patio door, you may need to replace the lock eventually. Sliding glass doors commonly use keyed cylinder locks, which operate with a knob or latch attached to a cylinder. You should be able to install a new keyed cylinder lock yourself. Here are some tips to install a replacement keyed cylinder lock on sliding glass patio doors. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: 

  • Considering A Career Change? These Attributes Are Ideal For Locksmiths

    3 June 2016

    If you're looking for a change in careers and are looking for a field in which you can excel for a long period of time, working as a locksmith might be something that is on your radar. There are many benefits to becoming a locksmith, including the ability to work for yourself – if not immediately, then as something you can work toward. Before you decide to move in this career direction, it's always a good idea to think about the attributes you'll need as a locksmith and evaluate whether you have them.