The Single Best Way to Improve Your Home’s Security

We’ve written before about a simple method of improving the security of your home’s sliding doors and windows. But can you guess the single best way to improve your home’s security? If you’re thinking a well-trained guard dog or a pricey home security system, think smaller. It’s a working, high-quality deadbolt – one you remember to use. Preventing Forced Entry In many home burglaries, intruders use force to get inside. Inadequate or poorly functioning deadbolts – or those simply not in use – can be bypassed with a strong shoulder or front kick to the door. FBI statistics from a few years ago reveal that of the 1.9 million burglaries in the United States, 59% included a forced entry. Even…

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You Need a Good Reno Locksmith – And It’s Not Because You’re Locked Out

Of all the mechanical devices in our homes, it’s probably our door locks that we both use and neglect the most. What sort of maintenance and care do you provide to your locks? If you’re like most people, the answer is little to none. And yet, you probably also expect those same locks to function well and do their job properly. That’s where a locksmith comes in. The truth is, you need a good locksmith here in Reno (or wherever you live), and it’s not because you’re locked out. General Lock Troubleshooting Sometimes, a lock that looks just fine has internal problems that can lead to failure. Some of the more common issues include: Deadbolts that don’t fully extend Uneven…

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The Best Way to Find a Reliable Reno Locksmith

When you need work performed on locks at home or at work, your best bet is a really great locksmith. But how do you go about finding one? Here’s the best way to find a reliable Reno locksmith. What about Calling a Handyman? While your handyman is ideal for things like installing that new sink, the average handyman probably doesn’t understand the intricacies in locksmithing. Bruce Marillo, the owner of AllSafe Lock and Key here in Reno, is a certified locksmith with additional industry certifications. This training means that he knows exactly how to ensure your locks work to the standard with which the manufacturer designed them. Common Problems with Locks When locks aren’t properly installed, they can’t offer the…

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