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Common Reasons a Good Lock Doesn’t Work

Problems with locks which stick, won’t latch, or even won’t turn at all can be frustrating. You might also buy a new lock and install it, only to discover you still have the same problem. But, there are a variety of reasons why a lock won’t work which have nothing to […]

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Layers in Your Home Security

Your home security is dependent on many layers. Security systems, deadbolts, and secure locking mechanisms all help, but there are some additional security measures which can sometimes be easy to overlook. Today, we’re going to review some of the ways you can strengthen suitable security measures with wise security behavior. […]

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When a Key Breaks Off in a Lock

The very basics of home security begin with a locked front door. It may seem ridiculous, but it can make a huge difference. About 35% of burglars enter through an unlocked door or window, and close to 40% come in through the front door. Even if they are determined to […]

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Summer Road Trip Security

With summer fast approaching, many families will be in the process of planning a summer road trip. One of the things we want you to take with you is your security smarts. So we’ve compiled a list of security essentials to make your trip safer and more enjoyable. SECURITY PRE-CHECK […]

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Surviving an Auto Break-in

There are few things quite as shocking as having a vehicle break-in. Not only may you have been robbed of the contents, but there is also the uncomfortable feeling of having your personal space invaded. Today, we’re walking through what happens and what to do after an auto break-in. Sometimes […]

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Personal Security with Kevlar Products

When a threat is upon us, materials which provide safety by keeping threats to a minimum may be the key to survival. Locksmiths and other security professionals are always seeking new and better ways to give businesses and customers with impermeable protection products and plans. But, protecting ourselves, loved ones […]

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False Alarms Cost Phoenix Millions

From the perspective of a locksmith, we know that false alarms happen: Grandma hears a noise outside the front door late at night and gets scared enough to call the police. That’s the type of situation which probably can’t be avoided because we’d rather have Grandma feel safe than have […]

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Types of Burglars

No one wants to have their home or business burglarized.  It’s insulting, unnerving, and costly. Burglars all have one thing in common: they don’t respect the rules of society. While we would never think of snatching someone’s purse or throwing a rock through their sliding glass door, burglars do things […]

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Be Smart with Smart Security

In 1990, The Simpson ran an episode entitled, “Homer’s Night Out’, in which his son Bart gets a ‘spy camera’ in the mail (after months of waiting and a hilarious exchange with the mail carrier). We all laughed at the tiny size of his camera, never realizing that in a […]

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Transponder Keys

The days of shuffling through one’s purse or pockets to dig through for a keychain full of keys is fading away. Previously, car manufacturers would require a car key for the ignition and a separate key for the door locks. HANDS-FREE Newer vehicles now have transponder keys and push-button start […]

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