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How Do Locksmiths Open Car Doors?

How Do Locksmiths Open Car Doors?

Many may agree that locking yourself out of your own car or losing your keys can send your day into a spiral almost immediately. No need to fret though! This is why auto locksmiths exist. Not to mention, they are more than happy to save the day. However, you might be wondering, how does a locksmith open car doors without damaging your vehicle? Gone are the days where we pulled out the old wire hanger. Let’s go over the ways that these ninjas can unlock your car for you.

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Rekeying vs Changing Locks

Rekeying vs Changing Locks

Are you a business owner who needed to let go of an unsatisfactory employee? Did you just buy your first home? Or maybe you simply just misplaced your keys. There are many situations where changing the locks or keys to your doors is a mandatory move. There are essentially two options when going about this; rekeying your keys or changing the locks entirely. You might ask, what is the difference between rekeying vs changing locks? Let’s dive into which one may be right for you.

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Protect Against Break-Ins: Home Security System

Protect Against Break-Ins: Home Security System

A home is a place where we should feel safe. Having a security system in our homes can help us protect ourselves from threats and ensure our sense of security. A home security system is a system that uses interconnected devices to promote and safeguard your house. These systems use technology focused on securing and protecting your home and its valuables (e.g., rooms containing jewelry, money, gadgets, or any object of importance to you).

These security systems use devices like motion sensors, high decibel alarms, surveillance cameras, door and window sensors, etc., and are monitored and managed through a control panel. When your home security system detects an intrusion via sensors, detectors, or indoor and outdoor cameras, the control panel calls the authorities and sends them your address. Although installing a home security system has a cost, it can help you secure your home and protect your loved ones.

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What Does Rekeying a Lock Mean?

What Does Rekeying a Lock Mean?

Rekeying a lock means replacing the working key of the lock with a different key. This is all done without changing the lock itself. In simpler words, you keep the same lock but the old key will no longer work on it. This is completed by taking the lock apart and changing some of the parts inside called “tumblers” or “key pins”.

The key pins in your lock have a sequence that corresponds to a specific key. Therefore, when you replace those pins with different ones, you essentially set a new key that will now operate the lock. This may sound complicated, however, it’s an easy procedure given the right tools for rekeying the lock.

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Evolution of Car Keys

Evolution of Car Keys

Believe it or not, when the first cars were manufactured, they did not have keys. Such cars could only be turned on through comprehensive maneuvers, and only specific individuals understood such a process. At the turn of the 20th century in 1910, manufacturers came up with the first car key that car owners could only use to lock the ignition. Still, in this case, the driver had to crank up the engine to start the car. From there, it took several years before manufacturers came up with other versions of keys. Read on to see inside the evolution of car keys over the years.

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DIY vs Pro Install Home Security

DIY vs Pro Install Home Security

Buying security for your home is the best way to protect your family and protect your investment. When you think about purchasing a home security system, one of the aspects you will need to consider is installation. There are systems you can install on your own as well as those that a licensed installer can install for your family. Before you decide how you want to install home security, you should consider some of the benefits and disadvantages of each option.

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Why Call a Locksmith?

Why Call a Locksmith?

Getting locked out of your car, home, or business, can be quite stressful and always inconvenient. Breaking a window to get in is an expensive endeavor, which is why it is a better idea to call an Omaha locksmith to help you out. A locksmith is someone who is trained in working with locks and keys. They can replace a lock, duplicate a key, and when necessary break the lock and not damage the door. Here are some reasons why you might need to call a locksmith.

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How To Vet A Locksmith

How To Vet A Locksmith

It’s always important to verify and check your locksmith before hiring them. If you don’t, it can mean anything from being charged too much to turning your home into an instant security risk. When you need a locksmith, it kind of goes without saying that you’d prefer them to know what they’re doing! Not sure how to check? Here’s how to vet a locksmith for the next time you need to hire a locksmith.

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Preventing Porch Pirates and Package Thieves

Preventing Porch Pirates and Package Thieves

It’s that time of year again for package thefts! Opportunistic thieves couldn’t be more excited as they eagerly wait to see what Mail Santa will bring them this holiday season. Unlike the rest of us, they look for their presents not under the Christmas tree, but on your porch! You could leave a cup of milk and some cookies out for them, of course, warmly inviting porch pirates to leave your home with a supply of goodies in tow. However,  most package thieves would ultimately prefer to avoid trouble with the law. Instead, package thieves will go for low-hanging fruit and skip your home if you have security measures in place. What simple steps can (nearly) everyone take immediately to begin preventing porch pirates?

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