Pros & Cons of Keyless Door Locks

Keyless door locks are growing in popularity, and the convenience factor alone makes it easy to understand why. But are they just as secure as traditional deadbolts? In most cases, the bolts in both kinds of locks are basically the same. If you’re ready to learn more, here are the pros and cons of keyless door locks. Pros of Keyless Door Locks Versatility and convenience are the biggest selling features of keyless door locks. Codes are simple to change, and some locks include a feature that allows temporary codes with a designated time period for activation. That makes it easy to grant limited access to your home. Some keyless locks will automatically lock after the door has been closed, while…

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Six Tips for Hiring a Good Locksmith

No one likes a scam artist, and it’s unfortunately true that the locksmith industry has its share of scams. If you’re searching online for a locksmith in an emergency lockout situation, you’re at an even greater risk of falling victim to these fraudulent locksmiths. Here’s how they tend to operate, plus six tips for firing a good locksmith the next time you need one. How to Spot a Locksmith Scam If you search online for local locksmiths, you’ll likely find a surprising number of businesses. Be wary, as many of these are fraudulent listings, and anyone who actually comes out on a call is neither licensed nor certified. Emergency locksmith scams often involve upcharging – with very low prices quoted…

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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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