Locksmiths

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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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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The Legend of Santa’s Magic Key

The Legend of Santa’s Magic Key

Not everybody has a chimney on the roof of their home. Many children live in apartment buildings that can be many floors high and don’t have a fireplace. Some houses don’t have a fireplace either. Santa has to find a way to put presents under the tree of children that live in homes that don’t have a chimney for him to come down. This is where the legend of Santa’s magic key comes into play.

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How Do You Keep From Losing Your Keys?

How Do You Keep From Losing Your Keys?

Don’t think you are the only one searching for keys when you are already late, caught in the rain, or are loaded with shopping bags and need to open the car urgently. It is in these moments that it’s hard to believe there aren’t key demons that conspire against humans. Today, we can fight back in the search for lost car keys! Modern technology, along with common sense, has caught up with the problem of losing your keys and developed anti-key-loss tracking options. Some operate on Bluetooth so please consult your nearest teenager. Read on for tips on how to keep track of your keys no matter where you are.

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Finding a 24 Hour Locksmith

Finding a 24 Hour Locksmith

Getting locked out of your home, car or business is never fun. Perhaps you stepped outside to grab the mail or went to pick up a package that was just delivered and somehow got stuck on the wrong side of the locked door. Perhaps you lost your keys but have no idea where to start looking. There is any number of reasons which may lead to you becoming locked out of your home, business or vehicle. Instead of stressing out or breaking back in, locating a 24-hour locksmith is the best option.

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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 move into a new 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 on your house 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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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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