Types of Key Making Machines
Aug10

Types of Key Making Machines

When you need to get keys made, there are several types of key making machines that could be used. The most commonly used types of key making machines are the automatic key cutter, punch machines, code-key cutters and cylindrical key making machines. Laser key makers and manual key making machines are also available. Automatic Key Cutter Most keys are made by key cutting with an automatic key cutter. A flat key “blank” is put in a...

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Lost Keys? You Can Still Rekey Your Lock
Aug02

Lost Keys? You Can Still Rekey Your Lock

Losing the key to a lock usually means hunting up the spare key you have tucked away for just such an emergency. But what if there is no spare key? Or worse yet, what if there is a spare, but you’ve misplaced it, too? Replacing the lock is not your only option. Even though some less than honest locksmiths claim they cannot rekey a lock without a working key, this is usually a tactic for directing their customers to other higher...

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What Should You Do After a Break-in?
Jul10

What Should You Do After a Break-in?

Anger, fear, uncertainty, and a sense of violation are some of the emotions that break-in victims report experiencing in the aftermath of a robbery. If you suffer such an incursion into your domestic haven, what should you do to get your life back on track? How should you deal with break-in repairs? It probably goes without saying that the most obvious first step is to call the police. Make sure you do so immediately, as you’ll need a...

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What Are The Benefits Of Master Keys?
Jul01

What Are The Benefits Of Master Keys?

For people who own multiple properties, or have a business that involves many locked facilities, having a master key system can be highly convenient. Qualified Locksmiths can provide home and business owners with affordable master keying services. Master keys are keys that will open several differently configured locks. Locks that have been master keyed are typically designed to work with two different keys, the change key, which only...

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Your 10 Point Annual Home Security Check Up
Jun20

Your 10 Point Annual Home Security Check Up

Your home should be your “safe place”; literally and figuratively. In the same way that we ensure that our car, our health or our teeth get a regular check-up, so should we give our homes an annual lock home inspection and security check-up. Burglars, thieves and other unsavoury characters are always on the lookout for a home that looks vulnerable. Make sure that home is not yours, by giving it a regular inspection. Before you begin,...

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Install Brinks Home Safes For Treasured Valuables
May29

Install Brinks Home Safes For Treasured Valuables

The importance of installing a safe at home can’t be denied today. Although they’re not the best choice when it comes to precious metals, jewelry or rare collectibles, home safes are used for those purposes too. The regular use, however, is for storing documents, certificates, passports, guns, tax records, photographs and things which have personal values and sentiments attached with them. Among the more known brands in America,...

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How To Open A Car Locked With Key Inside?
May23

How To Open A Car Locked With Key Inside?

How frustrating is it when you jump out of the car, only to realize the keys are now locked inside? The cost of locking your car keys inside your car can be very high in some cases and we’re not talking about finances. Being late for school, work, missing appointments and hospital visits are just a few of them. This situation is the reason for most calls to an Auto locksmith in Kirkland. However people, however, prefer knowing it’s...

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Home Security Equipment
Feb28

Home Security Equipment

 For some people, home security equipment means keeping a baseball bat handy in case intruders get into the house. Unfortunately, because of the dangers of the modern world we live in, a baseball bat or stick won’t do much if someone breaks into our home.  What most security experts recommend is good security around the home so that thieves will be deterred; they’ll take one look at your home and will simply look for another, easier...

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Key Alarm Finders and Key Finders:  Improvements in Technology
Feb21

Key Alarm Finders and Key Finders: Improvements in Technology

If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve lost or misplaced your car keys or house keys at some point in your life.  It can be particularly frustrating to turn your house upside-down looking for your keys only to find that you had placed them in a pocket or put them underneath a piece of paper on your kitchen table.  This is why you should call local locksmith services and ask about the latest generation key alarm finders or key...

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What is a Cipher Lock System?
Feb14

What is a Cipher Lock System?

There are all kinds of lock systems on the market now, and while old-fashioned Yale locks (pin and tumbler mechanism) are as popular as ever when it comes to protecting your home from burglars or other intruders, electronic locks and locks that do not require a key are becoming more and more common.  A cipher lock is a door locking mechanism that is opened by entering a specific number on a programmable keypad. What makes a cipher...

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