How to Ease the Key Cutting Process

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Homeowners and car owners can take several steps to ensure that they will receive the best copied keys when they visit a key cutter (locksmith). This article discusses some of those helpful measures which you should take when working with key cutting services. Take an Original Key Don't select a key randomly when you want to have a copy made for your car or house key. Only pick an original key for this purpose.

26 March 2018

4 Critical Details You Must Provide When Calling an Auto Locksmith

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Has your car key been stolen, misplaced or lost? Are you having trouble accessing your spare keys? If you answer is yes to any of these questions, then you need to call an auto locksmith. These are professionals who can unlock your car while using their experience to reduce any damage to the vehicle. Each time you call them, there are various details that you must provide which will enable them to sort out the issue more efficiently.

5 January 2018

Stiff Door Lock? Here's What You Need to Do

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To insert your key into your front door's lock and turn it is something you probably barely register doing… until the process doesn't work as well as it used to. When a lock becomes stiff and you find yourself almost needing to wrench your key in order to unlock the door, it's a sign that something is amiss. Fixing a stiff lock can be fairly straightforward, although some solutions are easier than others.

1 November 2017

Convenience, Security, Aging: Why You Might Need to Replace Your Car Door Lock Cylinders

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All cars age, although with some proper maintenance, hopefully this aging process will not stop you from using the vehicle to its full capabilities. Sometimes even getting into the car can be a hassle, and this might be a sign that your door lock cylinder will need to be replaced by a car locksmith. The cylinder is simply the metal tube which houses the lock. It's the section that you actually insert your key into.

29 August 2017

From Fixing Locks to Home Security Consulting

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If you've ever been locked out of your house or mislaid your car keys, you've probably had cause to call out a locksmith. But while locksmiths, as the name implies, do repair locks, copy keys and let you in when you've locked yourself out of your home, there's far more to the services they offer. Today, lock repair and installation is only one part of a holistic approach to home security.

21 June 2017

What Is Lock Bumping and How Can You Protect Yourself?

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Not many people know about lock bumping, but it's one of the most common ways for criminals to break into your home. Essentially, it involves fitting a 'bump key' into a lock and then knocking it lightly with a hammer or other blunt instrument. A bump key is made to fit all the way into a lock, and those bumps can push up the tumblers inside; turn the key at the right moment, and the lock opens.

22 May 2017

What is an automotive transponder key?

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Most of us take our car keys for granted. You put the key in the ignition, turn it, and the car starts -- it's simple. But there's a lot going on that we don't see every time we turn our car key. In most cars, an electronic signal is being exchanged that allows us to start the vehicle. Without it, we'd be sitting immobile, key or no key.  The transponder technology

20 April 2017