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Home security ( limit the opportunity and you limit the chances of becoming a victim )
By Michael J. Miklencic  CRL

The first thing you should have on every door is a deadbolt. I’m not a big fan of deadbolts keyed on both sides. Maybe if there’s a door you never use, you don’t want to become a prisoner in your own home especially if there’s a fire. When I say opportunity, it’s what most people do. You come home from work or shopping and hang your coat in the closet, you throw your purse on the chair, table or the kitchen counter. Your laptop you do the same thing put it on a chair or table, in plain sight from any window. You just created the opportunity, for you to become a victim. Now you run upstairs change your clothing, and in the back of your mind you have plenty of work to do in the backyard. Little did you know a car parked just down the street with two people in it watched you come home. They saw you carry in your purse and your laptop. These people are very observant they saw you stop for the mail, unlock the door, and they saw you didn’t have a deadbolt on the front door. Now they’re waiting for the right moment. Continue reading “Home Security” »

The Keys to Hiring a Reputable Locksmith

If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your car or home, you know what a hassle it can be. Your first thought is to get someone to help you out of your situation. If a family member or friend can’t deliver a spare set of keys, your next call might be to a local locksmith. But before you make that call, consider this: According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, some locksmiths advertising in your local telephone book may not be local at all. They may not have professional training. What’s more, some of them may use intimidating tactics and overcharge you. Continue reading “The Keys to Hiring a Reputable Locksmith” »

Automotive Locks

What is a locksmith ignition specialist and why is it better to use one?

In the locksmith profession, there are various specialists designated for different types of services. When the company dispatches the call for a customer, they make sure that they send out the technician who’s closest to the customer and best equipped to perform the procedure. One branch of lock work that the technician must be specially trained in in order to aid the customer is any type of automotive work. Continue reading “Automotive Locks” »

Lost Mailbox Key

I do not have a key to my mailbox and need to access it as soon as possible – what can I do?

Well, like most locksmith services, the exact course of action that the technician will need to take will depend on the specific scenario on site. Different factors that will dictate the nature of the procedure will include the type of mailbox it is, whether or not the mailbox originally has a lock, (and if it does) what type of lock; what brand, security level, what the lock’s dimensions are, and so on. It also depends on the condition of the lock- how old is it? Is it worn? Has it undergone any type of modifications, intentional or otherwise? The first factor that will determine how our technician will be able to mold you a key for your mailbox is- what type of mailbox is it? The main factor that the technician needs to address is whether or not the mailbox has a built-in lock, an external lock fastened to it, or no lock at all. Continue reading “Lost Mailbox Key” »

When is the best time to call a locksmith?

Anytime you’re having trouble with your locks is the right time to call a locksmith!One of the most common services customers call us to render is getting them into a door or lock they are locked out of. When customers find themselves on the side of the highway, freezing outside their homes, unable to get into their luggage, safes, -anything you can imagine. you can rely on a mobile locksmith to come save the day.
Another typical service that customers call in for is changing or repairing a damaged lock. When locks age over time, their quality begins to deteriorate due to wear and tear. When a lock no longer functions properly, it is of utmost priority that you have it looked at by a professional. Maintaining faulty locks in your living space compromise the security of both you and your family. Continue reading “When is the best time to call a locksmith?” »

     
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