How to Find a Good Locksmith Before You’re Locked Out

Locking yourself out of your own home is frustrating, but when you’re running late, it’s even more of a headache. If you’ve followed simple steps to make your home secure and you have no spare key, your options boil down to breaking something or calling a local locksmith. Here’s why it’s a smart idea to find a good locksmith before you get locked out. Avoid Price Gouging It’s, unfortunately, a common scenario for home or business owners to find a local locksmith online, have a price quoted over the phone, and then learn after the job is done that the price is actually much higher. It’s called price gouging, and according to a 2010 online poll, one quarter of respondents…

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Should You Replace Your Lock or Just Rekey It?

We often hear from customers who ask us to replace their door locks. In some cases, replacement locks aren’t necessary, and rekeying the lock will do the trick nicely. Here’s the difference between replacing and rekeying a lock. Rekeying a Lock To rekey a lock, our certified locksmith replaces the pins and and in a lock’s cylinder with new pins and springs. This makes the lock compatible with a different key. If your lock is operating normally, but you need to ensure key control (new tenants in a rental home, for example, or the purchase of a new home), rekeying may be the smartest and most cost-effective option. In new homes, particularly those in single-builder communities, locks are often master…

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The Trouble with Mass-Produced Door Locks

Your local hardware store or big box chain probably has a decent selection of door locks. And if you’re moving into a new home or replacing a broken or damaged door lock, you’re probably in the market for something new. But can you be sure that you’re installing safe, secure door locks if you buy them from the closest hardware or box store? The truth is, you can’t. Here’s the trouble with mass-produced door locks.

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Are Sliding Glass Windows and Doors Secure?

Every time our technicians rekey a home, they offer our clients a free security inspection. It’s a service we offer to educate people on their current home security. During the inspection, our technicians point out how specific areas in the home can be made more secure. One of the most common areas for home security improvement is sliding glass windows and doors. But there is a simple fix.

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