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Locks and Locksmiths

All about locks and locksmiths. Need some information on the different kinds of locks and security hardware for your home? Want to know what a mortise lock is? Trying to decide if you should rekey your locks or replace them? Our experts have put together some great information that will answer your questions about locks and locksmiths.

When choosing a mobile locksmith, you want to first make your decision when you are not in an emergency situation. It’s best to look for the mobile locksmith that offers the most services on a 24-hour basis for the most affordable price. Services a Mobile Locksmith Will Offer Each mobile locksmith will not offer the...

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A digital lock has been available for some time in the lock business – basically, any kind of lock that is operated without a key. There are a number of different digital technologies gaining popularity and hybrid options that include a key as a backup. What is newer with digital locks is that they are...

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A deadbolt is one of the most common locking mechanisms for both entry and exit doors in residential settings throughout the country. A deadbolt lock can come with a number of different features that are intended to thwart thieves, who have mastered the art of cutting, drilling or jimmying a deadbolt out of the door...

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A cylinder lock is one of the most common forms of locks, seen in padlocks and throughout homes and businesses. A cylinder is basically a lock with a cylinder mechanism that is opened by a key. The disadvantage to a cylinder lock is that it can often be defeated by thieves reasonably easily. However, the...

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Home safes can be a great help if you have plenty of valuables at home to protect. From important documents to jewelry and cash, home safes are a great way to protect important items in a home. There are several choices to make after deciding a home safe would be a good idea. The first...

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The services offered by your local locksmith aren’t the kind of things most people keep committed to memory. But when you need a local locksmith, you can rest assured that having a little knowledge in advance is a good thing. It’s a good idea not only to know what your local locksmith can do, but...

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Deadbolts offer a greater degree of protection for door locks, and are particularly important for exterior doors and for the door that connects to the garage. Those are the doors that are most likely to be attacked by burglars. And doors are clearly a target, with FBI statistics showing that more than 40 percent of...

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The majority of entry door locksets for homes around the country rely on lock cylinders. The cylinders include pins that are manipulated into the correct position by a key cut to fit the lock. When the key is place in the lock, the pins line up correctly and the key can turn and open up...

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The majority of key locks today rely on lock cylinders as the method that allows the key to open the lock. Unfortunately, about half of all burglaries committed take advantage of the lock cylinder design with something called a bump key. A bump key is specially designed and generally available to locksmiths. In the hands...

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A lock plate is the piece of your lock set that attaches to the door frame. It is often ornamental in nature, made of plastic or some other lightweight material. However, instead of something plastic and easily pried away or broken, the lock plate, also known as the strike plate, should be much more substantial....

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