Three Requirements for a Reputable Reno Mobile Locksmith

If you’re like many people and you find yourself locked out, you use your phone to search for Reno mobile locksmiths. In many cases, people start calling the first few numbers that show up. But that’s isn’t always the best way to find a reliable locksmith. Don’t make a bad situation even worse by hiring an inexperienced locksmith or one with a reputation for up-charging. Instead, take an extra few minutes to make sure that anyone you consider meets these three requirements for a reputable Reno mobile locksmith. A Local Address Don’t make the assumption that an online search will yield results for local locksmiths right here in Reno and Sparks. The truth is, geo-targeting lets big companies from all…

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4 Reasons AllSafe Lock & Key is Your Mobile Locksmith in Reno

A mobile locksmith is usually the last thing on your mind – until you need one. When you find yourself locked out the house, the car, or the office, that’s when you start thinking about the nearest mobile locksmith. Here are four reasons AllSafe Lock & Key in Reno is your mobile locksmith. Rapid Response One of the biggest benefits of a mobile locksmith is the quick response time. When your keys are locked in the car or you can’t get into the house, a mobile locksmith can get you back on schedule without delay. They’re trained to response quickly to a mix of emergency situations, and that includes changing or re-keying locks. Plus, AllSafe Lock & Key is licensed…

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Common Door Lock Problems You Can’t Ignore, Part 2

Last week, we shared part one in our series about common door lock problems you shouldn’t ignore. Instead of waiting until your door lock problem is too big to ignore and finally calling a mobile locksmith like AllSafe Lock & Key here in Reno, here’s why these issues should be addressed as soon as possible. Misaligned Door Locks This problem can actually refer to two issues at once – the misaligned lock itself, or a misaligned strike plate. That’s because they both have the same effect of door lock problems. Fortunately, both misaligned locks and strike plates are easy to detect. If your door is no longer opening or closing smoothly, or you’re having difficulty turning the lock, it’s a…

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Common Door Lock Problems You Can’t Ignore

If you own a home, at some point you’ll likely have to deal with door lock problems. Unfortunately, most people don’t call a mobile locksmith like AllSafe Lock & Key here in Reno to remedy the issue until it’s become a big enough problem that it’s affecting their home’s security and can no longer be ignored. In a series of upcoming posts, AllSafe Lock & Key is sharing four common door lock problems that you should address as soon as you notice them. Loose Door Locks, Knobs & Handles No matter what kind of lock your doors have, there are many moving components holding the lock body together. Every piece plays a part in keeping the lock working properly. If…

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All the Information Your Locksmith Needs

If you don’t have a go-to locksmith, you should find one you can trust now. It’s important to have a reliable locksmith before you get locked out. Otherwise, you’re at the mercy of the company that appears first when you search online – and that can be a problem. Either way, it’s helpful for you to understand what kind of information your locksmith may need to give you the best service. If you find yourself locked out, this is all the information your locksmith will need.

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Simple Tips for Better Home Security This Summer

With June just around the corner, people are making plans for summer getaways. Keep your safe home while you travel and avoid becoming another statistic about home burglaries with these tips from Reno’s best mobile locksmith, Allsafe Lock & Key. Lock Up Before you Go This seems simple, but you’d be surprised how many people get so busy packing for their trip that they overlook these basic steps. About 30% of all home break-ins in the United States are through a door or window that’s been left open. Have a Neighbor Grab the Mail A pile of newspapers in the driveway or an overflowing mailbox is a dead giveaway that no one’s home. Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up…

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Here’s What Makes Sliding Glass Doors and Windows Secure

One of the services AllSfafe Lock & Key of northern Nevada offers its customers is a home security inspection. Whenever our technicians rekey a residence, we offer this as a complimentary service to help educate people on their home’s current security level of their homes. During the inspection, we’re able to point out how specific areas in the home may be lacking in security and what might be done to improve them. One of the most common areas for home security improvement? Sliding glass windows and doors. Fortunately, there is a solution. Here’s what makes sliding glass doors and windows secure. How Secure are Horizontally-Sliding Windows & Doors? It’s an unfortunate truth that horizontally-sliding windows and doors are vulnerable to…

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5 Ways Your Home Security Probably Isn’t Up to Snuff

Many of the upgrades we make to our homes are designed to boost curb appeal, home value or convenience. But some of these features are the kind of thing home invaders can use to their advantage. Awareness is one of the best ways to take steps to protect your home, so read on for five ways your home security probably isn’t up to snuff. You Have a Hidden House Key A spare key over the door jamb, under the mat, in the nearby flower pot isn’t uncommon, but these common hiding areas are among the first places a burglar will check. Stashing a key nearby is driven by convenience, but it’s easier than you think to assess an area and…

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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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