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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 […]

If you are locked out of your home or car, you will likely need to contact an emergency locksmith. When you do, you will need to provide certain information when you request the service and when the locksmith arrives. Some of the information will be based on your specific lockout situation. However, you should be […]

When you move into your new property, it is a smart idea to have the keys changed over. For homes with deadbolts and separate door locks, you might wonder if you should have the locks keyed to use one key for both locks or to have separate keys. Here are some things to consider about […]

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 […]

Most likely, the only time you think about different types of locks is when you are locked out or need a new lock. You might search for a “standard” or “regular” lock. However, manufacturers use specific terminology that describes their wares. Here is some common industry terminology to help you be a more informed consumer. […]

It has happened to even the most organized person. You accidentally lock yourself out of your car. Regardless of how it happened, it’s important to remain calm and follow these tips to get you back in. Stay Calm and Think About Your Options Panic and anxiety are common. Still, you don’t want to call for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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