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Lockout Tips: safety tips

Ok, you are likely still in coronavirus lockdown. But, states are relaxing their rules, and it’s May. Soon, you will be free of your cabin fever and looking to take a vacation. With the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day, many people will be practicing social distancing while getting away from it all. Besides […]

Most people living in older homes aren’t sure how effective their security system is. No wonder it is easier for experienced burglars to break into older homes that have obsolete security systems. If you are living in or are planning to move into an older home, then you should consider a thorough evaluation of the […]

The security of your home or business has changed significantly over the last few years. It used to be that only wealthy families or large corporations with big budgets could afford effective security for their property. Those without those resources would become easy targets for theft or other criminal conduct. Thankfully with technology and electronic […]

Whether you have been the victim of a burglary, have just moved into a new home, and are looking to improve the security of your home, rekeying the locks is a simple thing that creates better safety. 24 HR Lockouts can help you make your home safer and more secure. Lock rekeying gives you a […]

There’s a reason that 24-hour locksmiths exist. At 24 HR Lockouts, we’ve responded to many 24-hour locksmith requests over the years, and we’d like to go over why this service is important as well as discuss three cases where you might need to make that call. WHEN YOU THINK SOMEONE HAS BROKEN INTO YOUR HOME […]

Improve Your Home Security and Prevent Burglaries The holidays are a prime time for thieves to break into your home. You’re out shopping more, and costly presents are collecting in the closets and under the tree. 24 HR Lockouts has some tips to help prevent a home invasion. Home Invasion or Burglary? A home invasion […]

At some point, we’re all going to be in this situation: you’re locked out of your car or home without a pair of keys and no spare hiding under a rock at the front door. When this happens, panic can start to set in, and you might make decisions in trying to get into your […]

So you have a new house. It’s exciting. You want to have it painted and get a few things done, like your floors, paint, counters, and more. You hand out some keys, or hide a key and tell your contractors where to look. However, here’s a problem. A few people are not honest. No surprise, […]

Whether your business needs to change locks or is having a full security crisis, you will need the services of a reliable, affordable locksmith to help secure your business. An unlicensed locksmith can leave your business, property, and even employees at risk. An incompetent locksmith can damage your property. Some will use unethical tactics to […]

While most home break ins are frequently accompanied with property damage and other disruptions, many criminals will try hard to cause very little evidence of a break in. They don’t want you to notice the burglary until they are long gone. This makes it far more difficult for you to identify signs of an intrusion, […]

As they pack for their summer vacations, many homeowners become a little complacent in securing their homes against burglars who never relent in their quest to improve their skills in theft. The increasing rate of home burglaries during summer has become alarming. As a matter of fact, it is on record that about 2 million […]

If your home has been robbed, you know the feelings of anger and violation. After the initial shock wears off, regain your calm and stay focused. Here’s what to do after you’ve been robbed. Here are some essential ways to deal with it. You’ve Been Robbed: Safety First, Leave the House Walking in your home […]

You know the old adage “They just don’t make them, like they used too”? As far as locks are concerned, that adage can be very true and telling. That’s not to say that the locks available today are of a lesser quality than the ones built years ago. In fact, many locks currently offer features […]

Did you know that the locks on your home or business must be maintained in order to be effective? Most people don’t bother with lock maintenance, instead choosing to replace their locks completely when they become defective. If you keep up with the maintenance of your locks, however, they’ll last longer and work better, saving […]

You come home to discover that you’ve been robbed. The feelings of violation and anger are still raw. After the initial shock wears off, you need to stay calm and focused. Take a deep breath and realize that you’re not entirely helpless. Here are some essential, empowering ways to deal with it. Safety First Walking […]

Deadbolt locks have been extraordinarily popular residential security options for many years at this point. They don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, either. Deadbolt locks differ from spring bolt locks. You can move their lock bolts with the assistance of keys or knobs. They don’t require springs, however. If you’re looking for […]

It’s an old but true adage:  “They just don’t make them, like they used too.” When referring to locks, that phrase is very true and telling. That doesn’t mean that the locks available today are of a lesser quality than the ones built years ago. In fact many locks today offer conveniences and benefits that […]

24 HR Lockouts offers you this friendly reminder not the leave valuables in your car, especially when on summer vacation. These include wallets, purses, garage door openers, Laptops, ipads, iPods, cell phones, GPS, or even and especially firearms. Any bag that appears to have valuables inside could tempt a thief enough to break into your […]

School is almost out! Summer is almost here! Summer means fun at the beach or pool, freedom from schedules, barbecues, road trips, and new worries. From bug bites to sunburns, the summer months offer concerns that you don’t have in the other seasons. This includes car safety when you and your kids hop in the […]

A secure lock on your front door is the first line of defense against burglars and intruders in your home, therefore it is crucial to replace the locks on your doors when you feel your home security may be compromised or in need of an upgrade. In order to avoid finding yourself with a failed […]

Social media is a great way to connect with family and friends, but it can also alert burglars that your home is empty and unprotected…especially if you love sharing vacation photos while you’re away. 24 HR Lockouts offers a few simple social media tips that can help protect your home when you’re away: Don’t announce […]

Your car is a major investment, and you want the best security to keep thieves from stealing it. Not every car has the ultimate high-tech gadgetry to mitigate risks, but even so, you can follow some best practices to keep the criminals away. Keep your car doors locked at all times. This includes when you […]

It’s an unfortunate thing, but we all need to be aware and cautious while out doing our holiday shopping. Shopping in a crowded mall while carrying multiple bags and other items can make you a target for criminals. Therefore, 24 HR Lockouts has assembled this list of shopping mall safety tips to keep you and […]

Unfortunately, the reality of today’s world is that everyone needs to safeguard their property, everything from their home, business, auto, electronics and beyond. It does not need to cost a small fortune to give yourself peace of mind, because there are experienced, quality locksmiths willing to look at your specific issue and come up with […]

Halloween is past, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. While some of us live in moderate weather zones and don’t see much snow, we all deal with rain and other winter hazards. 24 HR Lockouts offers you these tips to ensure your car is ready for winter. Tires Tires are the most crucial element […]

Locksmith scammers continue to stigmatize legitimate locksmith services with casting doubt on the industry. 24 Hr Lockouts, unfortunately, sees instances in which companies and websites are set up with names very similar to legitimate businesses. In some cases, the scammers are brazen enough to copy the name of long-standing, reputable locksmith companies. This is common […]

Losing your keys can create so many problems. You can be locked out of home, car, or business at the worst possible time. Are there ways to avoid losing your keys? Yes, 24 Hr Lockouts has some easy methods to help you keep track of your keys. If you focus on using a little organization […]

Losing your car key is bad enough, but to have no spare is far worse. If this has happened to you, you don’t need a lecture about always have a spare on hand. This is a very stressful lockout situation. If you have lost the key without a spare key handy, you will be rendered […]

The leaves will soon transform in fiery hues, and crisp weather is on the way. 24Hr Lockouts wants you to be safe at all times, so we have compiled some safety tips to implement prior to going out for a walk, taking a leisurely drive to view the stunning scenery, or cozying up indoors by […]

You may need emergency lockout service at any hour of the day. In addition, you may have other reasons to contact a locksmith. For instance, if you want to change out the locks on your doors or upgrade to a different security system. You should rely upon a professional, reliable locksmith for some very good […]

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