Find a Good Reno Mobile Locksmith Before You Get Locked Out

Can you guess which of your home’s mechanical devices we use and neglect the most? It’s your door’s locks, something that we give little thought to until there’s a problem. If you’re like most people, you like devote little to no maintenance and care to your door locks, but you still expect them to function well. That’s why you need to find a good Reno mobile locksmith before you get locked out. Common Lock Problems A lock that looks just fine from the outside may have internal issues that will inevitably lead to failure. Common lock problems like this can include: Deadbolts that don’t extend completely Uneven strike alignment Broken deadlatches A good mobile locksmith can assess your home’s door…

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Four Things to Look for in a Reputable Locksmith

When you need a locksmith, it’s usually because you’ve found yourself in an inconvenient situation. While we do recommend finding a good locksmith before you need one, we understand that’s not usually how it works. But no matter when you contact a locksmith, it’s important that you choose one that’s both qualified and licensed. How do you do that? Here are four things to look for in a reputable locksmith. A Local Number & Address We’ve written before about how to avoid common locksmith scams, and a local number – one that isn’t re-routed to a call center in another city – with a local address both matter. Here in Reno, there are many, many locksmith services advertised online that make…

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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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Locksmith Tips to Keep Your Spare Car Keys Safe

Losing your spare car key is always a hassle, especially if it’s a pricey smart key or remote. Owner Bruce Marillo of AllSafe Lock & Key in Reno shares these tips to keep your spare car keys safe. Forget the Hidden Magnetic Boxes These may have been a good idea years ago, but magnetic boxes that you hide under the car just aren’t a safe option anymore. In fact, here at AllSafe Lock & Key in Reno, Bruce has lost several keys of his own with those boxes, and he can share a lot of customer stories in which those hide-a-key boxes have fallen off cars, been stolen, or just forgotten. Here’s what Bruce suggests instead. Remove your rear license plate…

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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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If You Lose Your House Keys, Should You Change the Locks?

Losing your house keys is a headache, but is it also a security problem? That depends. Your house keys provide access to your home, and that can be an issue if they’re in the wrong hands. Here’s how to decide whether to change the locks if you’ve lost your house keys. Four Questions to Ask Ask yourself these questions to determine whether you need to replace locks completely. How did you lose your keys? If you can be sure your house keys weren’t stolen, and there is no identifying information on your keys that will allow someone to find your home, replacing locks may not be necessary. Did you lose the master key, or a spare? No matter how you…

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What Makes a Residential Locksmith Different from a Commercial Locksmith?

While the main difference between a residential locksmith and a commercial locksmith is just what you’d think – the residential locksmith installed locks on homes, and the commercial locksmith installs them on offices, stores, and warehouses – it may come as a surprise that some homeowners and business owners don’t make a point of finding someone who specializes in their needs. More often than not, a request to just “send someone out” without clarifying the work is the standard. Fortunately, AllSafe Lock & Key here in Reno specializes in both residential and commercial locksmithing. Commercial & Residential Locksmithing Services By contacting a locksmith who specializes in both kinds of locksmith services, you’re eliminating the concern that you may be speaking…

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How to Find a Good Locksmith in Reno and Sparks

Reno, Sparks and the greater northern Nevada region seem to have no shortage of locksmiths. From the rekeying options and selection of residential and commercial door locks at the big box stores to the dozens of “local” locksmiths that appear with a quick Google search, what’s a home or business owner to do? How can you narrow down your options to an honest, reliable and truly local locksmith in Reno and Sparks? Here’s what we suggest. Don’t Assume Online Search Results are All Local It seems safe to assume that looking online for local locksmiths means you’ll be reviewing, well, local locksmiths. But some companies geo-target their online ads to a variety of locations. When you contact these companies, which…

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Four Tips for Avoiding a Locksmith Scam

When you’re in need of a locksmith, most of us search online for the first name that pops up. We recommend finding a good locksmith before you need one, but we understand that doesn’t always happen. The next time you are locked out in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding areas, we hope you’ll remember AllSafe Lock & Key and these four tips for avoiding a locksmith scam. Seven Tips for Avoiding a Locksmith Scam If your call is answered with a generic phrase referencing locksmith services instead of the company’s name, proceed with caution. The person on the phone should be willing and happy to share the business’ legal name. If it sounds like you’ve reached a call center, your…

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