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How Do I Get a Spare Key for My Car?

How Do I Get a Spare Key for My Car?

If you’ve made it this far, chances are you’ve probably been looking everywhere for your car keys and have now given up. The next step now is to find an affordable way to find a spare key for your car. Below you will find a quick guide to get you started on where to look for replacement car keys.

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How Can I Make My Rental Property More Secure? 

How Can I Make My Rental Property More Secure? 

As a landlord, you are responsible for the security of your tenants. Ensuring the security of your rental property is not just for the safety of the tenants, but for the safety of your asset as well. A rental property that does not have proper security measures will more than likely not be considered by individuals looking for a place to rent. Not only will a more secure rental property bring peace of mind, but will also contribute to a higher nightly or monthly rate paid by tenants due to the level of safety. There are a few easy steps that rental property owners and property managers can take to make a rental property more secure.

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Can You Open a Locked Door with a Credit Card?

Can You Open a Locked Door with a Credit Card?

If you know anything about Hollywood and its movies in the last two decades or so, then you will have seen someone open a locked door with a credit card at least once. A locked door appears, but it’s never a match for the credit card someone has on them. They slide it into the door frame, wiggle it back and forth a little, and open pops the door. No lockpicking is involved, and it takes just a few seconds to do it.

If you’ve lost your keys (or have a door that self-locks and you’ve closed yourself out), you might turn to Google. If you’re familiar with the movie scenes mentioned above, you might search, is it possible to open a locked door with a credit card? In this article, we will tell you all there is to know about opening a locked door with a credit card, and whether or not you should give it a try!

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How to Replace a Lost Car Key Fob

How to Replace a Lost Car Key Fob

The days of replacing a lost key by having a key cut at your local hardware store are over. Most cars nowadays come either with a push-button start system, keyless entry, or both. Although a modern car key fob adds convenience, replacing key fobs can be very expensive. Here are the steps to follow when circumstances necessitate car key fob replacement.

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Locks and Security Ideas for Airbnb Hosts

Locks and Security Ideas for Airbnb Hosts

An Airbnb is a home, apartment, or room (in a shared space) that has been advertised to rent or book by those who are looking for accommodation in specific locations, for a short period of time. Airbnb stays are great families, couples, or individuals that are on vacation, or just need a place to stay en route to their destination. The main concern that arises for Airbnb owners and guests is the overall safety of the property. Guests must be given a key or access code to enter the property and lock it as they leave. There are multiple options of locks and security systems for the Airbnbs. However, it takes careful consideration as to what combination of security measures and locks will be best for your property as well as Airbnb guests.

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Home Security Tips for Living with a Roommate

Home Security Tips for Living with a Roommate

We live in a time where decent rentals are rare, and where few people can afford to rent an entire space on their own. However, if you live with a roommate (or you’re about to have a new roommate move in), security can be the first concern for both of you. It’s important to keep things safe, especially valuables or personal information. This is usually a two-sided concern that both roommates have. This makes security an important discussion that all roommates should have early in the agreement. It’s just as important to make sure that your roommate follows the same security protocols as you do (for example, by checking home safety measures like doors and windows).

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Does Adding a Security System Increase Home Value?

Does Adding a Security System Increase Home Value?

Security is an increasingly necessary feature in and around your home. Prevention is better than cure and a home security system can act as a deterrent. This is especially true if you install a home security system with cameras that are obvious. While a security system will add value to your home, that is a secondary reason for installing a home security camera system. The primary purpose of a security system is to protect your family, assets, and property.

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Where To Hide Spare Keys

Where To Hide Spare Keys

At one point or another, everyone has been or will be locked out of their home. Whether it was a quick errand or returning from a vacation, or a number of other reasons, it’s Murphy’s Law — what can go wrong will go wrong. At the same time, you don’t want to leave anything unlocked because you have valuables in your home. Oftentimes people are in a rush when leaving the home as well. People who like to prepare for every worst-case scenario might be thinking hiding a spare key is a good idea. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when you go to hide your spare keys.

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How Do You Assess Security Needs For Your Business?

How Do You Assess Security Needs For Your Business?

A business is responsible for the safety of its employees and the protection of its assets. It’s important for businesses to conduct an assessment of security needs in order to maintain these responsibilities. Before conducting an assessment, take a walk around the premises and review existing security measures in place. After you have a full understanding of the current security situation, you can then begin the assessment of security needs for your business.

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How to Open a Frozen Lock

How to Open a Frozen Lock

Locks that are outside and subject to the elements are at risk of freezing when temperatures drop below the freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit). In freezing conditions, it is most common for a lock to freeze overnight after the sun has set, and the temperatures are at their lowest point. Waking up to a frozen car door lock can be frustrating if you are trying to get to work. Also, a frozen lock is the last thing you want to deal with if you’re tasked with locking the front door as you leave the house in a hurry. However, the good news is there are a few ways you can tackle your frozen locks.

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