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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 […]

What is Lock Bumping? Lock bumping is a growing problem in the U.S. Burglars can order an inexpensive item online that enables them to break-in to your home with no trace of that break-in. Conventional locks may no longer be enough to prevent a burglary of your home, especially as the use of this easy […]

You may know the sinking feeling that comes when you realize that you have accidentally locked your keys inside your car. It often happens at the most inconvenient moment, when you’re on vacation, on your way to a big meeting, or already running late. Now with transponder keys and increased car security, you may find […]

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, […]

If you are a real estate agent or broker who sells apartments or acts as a property manager, then you need to handle many keys for different apartment units. What happens when a potential tenant comes to see an apartment, and you have lost the keys? It can be quite aggravating, and you could lose […]

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 […]

Can a locksmith make a key from a lock? That’s a very good question, and one that most people do not stop to consider. The simple answer to the question, can a locksmith make a key from a lock, is yes. However, the steps involved in doing this are slightly more complicated, but still feasible […]

It is important to know what to expect when you call a locksmith so that you know that you are receiving the highest quality of service. The process is comprised of 6 simple steps that take you from what the company is doing to what the company should do. The process comes down to: Locksmith […]

With today’s cars, simple, traditional keys are nearly a thing of the past. Auto manufacturers now issue remotes, transponders, and even fobs, that attempt to make your car more secure. They don’t allow the engine to start or the door to open unless this electronic key is within a certain range of the car. Most […]

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 […]

Have you ever been locked out of your car at the grocery store or while you were out on your lunch break? Forgotten your house keys at a friend’s place, but didn’t realize until you were standing in front of your house? These occurrences and more always seem to happen at the most inopportune times, […]

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 […]

Benefits Of A Mobile Locksmith Ever gotten locked out of your car at the grocery store or while you were out on your lunch break? Forgotten your house keys at a friend’s place, but didn’t realize until you were standing in front of your house? These occurrences and more always seem to happen at the […]

When your car door is stuck in the lock position, it’s totally frustrating. A DIY fix is possible, but perhaps not always the most efficient, stress-free way of handling the situation. First, find out what is wrong. From there, get the door open to work on the broken car door lock. Finding a solution will […]

If you work to sell the apartments or manage apartments to rent to prospective tenants, then you would have to handle many keys of different apartments and rental homes. Suppose your new renter is coming to check any apartment and you have lost its keys. It will be a very embarrasing situation. Even you cannot […]

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 […]

Angie’s List defines a locksmith as a professional contractor who specializes in entry systems such as locks, door knobs, and other security features. While locksmiths once dealt almost solely with locks, keys, and safes, security innovations and technological advances have expanded the scope of the profession to include far more than most people realize. Locksmiths have […]

If you work to sell the apartments or provide apartments on rent to prospective tenants, then you would have to handle many keys of different apartments and flats. Suppose your new customer is coming to check any apartment, and you have lost the keys? It will be a very troubling situation. You cannot call the […]

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 […]

In this post, we are going to review some other factors besides security for you to consider when deciding between a traditional lock or a smart lock. Convenience This is an area where smart locks have some advantages. The ability to let someone into your home from miles away is great, especially if you have […]

Having a secure door lock is one of the most effective ways to protect your home and ever since smart locks came on to the market, there has been an ongoing debate about whether they are A) safe, and B) more secure than traditional locks. 24 HR Lockouts is going to look at some of […]

As a realtor, some think your job mainly consists of finding your clients the right property at the right price. While that may traditionally be your primary function, your ultimate goal is to look out for your clients’ best interest while meeting all of their home buying and selling needs. In order to do this […]

Locks are just like everything else:  they’re vulnerable to deterioration and other problems. The winter months can often be a problem for them. Freezing locks can be a big concern during the wintertime. If your locks have been subjected to frigid temperatures, they may not be as effective and dependable as they were in the […]

When your key breaks off inside the lock, you might panic. Stop to think before trying to open the door. You have several options to extract the broken key, but the best way will depend upon the situation. Where are you? Do you have any tools available? How deeply is the broken key inserted? Once […]

Things that lock have some value to you. In other words, they need good locks. When it comes to the security of the entire house, car, or company, the need for high security locks increases! The quality of locks will determine their resistance against attempted break-ins, ensure their durability, and give you peace of mind. […]

When car keys don’t turn inside your vehicle’s ignition slot, you might be confused as to what to do. The best thing to do in this situation is to contact an expert licensed automotive lock repair through 24 HR Lockouts. However, if you’re desperate to get back driving on the road, here’s a list of […]

It’s frustrating to lock your keys inside your car while you’re far away from home. The first thing you should do is to contact 24 HR Lockouts emergency roadside assistance and ask for car lockout service. If you’re stranded, you can count on a locksmith from 24 HR Lockouts to get you back in your vehicle in […]

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