If you have an entry door that won't lock, it usually signifies a problem with the latch and not the lock mechanism. A door latch can get knocked out of alignment from constant slamming, damp weather, or house settling. Door latches only slightly out of misalignment won't latch. In many cases, you should be able to realign the lock without replacement by following these tips Prepare to Fix the Latch
1 April 2018
When people think of locksmiths, they think of instances in which they have accidentally locked themselves out of their home or car. And while locksmiths can certainly come in handy in unfortunate situations such as these, there are so many other great examples of services that an experienced, knowledgeable locksmith can provide. If you are curious about instances in which such services might be of use, keep reading below. Lock Replacement
29 January 2018
If your place of business is currently operating on a standard key-and-lock system, it may be time to switch things up a bit. Specifically, a keyless entry system can be an excellent upgrade for your business. Not to mention, changing all your entry points to keyless entry can afford you a number of benefits. 1. Increase Overall Security For starters, having a keyless access system at your place of business can really boost security.
21 December 2017
Many people don't realize just how many services locksmiths offer. If you own or manage a business, there may come a time when you need to hire a locksmith. They can help you out in a number of situations and can also help you make important business decisions. Keep reading to better understand the reasons as to why you may want to hire a locksmith for your business needs. Install Security Systems to Keep Your Business Safe
27 November 2017
In order to get all that you need from your business, you'll want to keep security at the forefront of your considerations. The more that you put into making your employees and customers safe, the better standing your company will have in your area. In this regard, access control keys and systems will be a great investment that you can make. To this end, keep reading and apply the tips below to install an access control system for your building.
10 October 2017
Re-keying a lock involves rearranging the tumblers in the existing lock to make it respond to a new key and, more importantly, stop responding to a previous key. This is a low-cost way of ensuring a previous tradesman, owner, or anyone else who may have had access to your keys can no longer enter your home. Re-keying is usually done when a new owner or renter moves into a residence, after a remodel that involves tradesmen utilizing your existing keys, or after a falling out with an individual who has access to your keys.
28 August 2017
If you want to make sure you have both a secure and a convenient door lock on your door, then you should think of going with a keypad lock. A locksmith can visit your home and make the change for you. Before you decide, you'll want to learn of the reasons why this switch may be right for your home and you can learn some reasons here: Convenience is a big benefit of these types of locks: Have you ever walked up to your front door carrying bags full of groceries only to find that you thoughtlessly put your keys in your pocket?
1 August 2017
A barrel door bolt increases your security for either commercial or private buildings. A barrel bolt attaches to the inside of the door, can only be opened from the inside, and is easier to install than a deadbolt. Follow these directions to install a barrel bolt lock. Prepare for Installation To install a barrel bolt, gather the following: work gloves tape measure rag screwdriver torpedo level pencil medium-grit sandpaper chisel and hammer drill and one-eighth inch drill bit barrel bolt lock Determine a good height for the lock based on who uses the door.
11 July 2017
If you are constantly misplacing or losing your car keys, you may wonder what action you can take to keep track of them and avoid having to waste precious time looking for them. If so, use one or more of the following four tips to help you keep up with your car keys on a daily basis. Have a Keyholder Next to Your Home's Exit Door If you spend most of your time before leaving the house trying to find your car keys, put up a keyholder next to your home's exit door.
13 June 2017
When you move into a new home you want to take a look at it from a criminal's perspective and do all you can to make it look unappealing and even threatening to them. Anything you can do to steer them away from deciding to break into your house will be worth following through with. This article is full of great ideas you may want to consider when you are trying to increase the security around your home:
25 May 2017