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How To Repair Sticking Deadbolt Locks

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A poorly functioning deadbolt lock can be a security risk to your home for several reasons. First, it can gum up so that it no longer operates properly, leaving your home unlocked and open to others. Second, it could stop working when you are outside of the the home, leaving you with no way to get in. In many cases a deadbolt can be fixed. Try the following procedure as soon as a lock begins to feel sticky or difficult to engage.…

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Three Locks That Will Help You Avoid Calling The Locksmith At Three AM

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An old-fashioned door lock can provide adequate security, but it does not provide the convenience or the security that you can get with a modern tech-enabled lock. If you are looking to upgrade your door locks for whatever reason, you should seriously consider going with a smart lock. The following features will help you gain an idea of what you should look for.  Smartphone Pairing Locks can pair with your smartphone in a couple of different ways:…

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4 Tips To Consider When Hiring A Locksmith

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Having to hire a locksmith is not something you want to find yourself having to do. This typically means that you are dealing with an emergency situation and have to spend money on the services of a locksmith when you weren’t expecting to spend that much money that day. This is why it’s important to get the most for your money out of this emergency situation. To do this, you should consider the following four tips for hiring a locksmith:…

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Safety First: 3 Ways To Increase Security For Your Small Business

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As a small business owner, you likely put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into your success. Building your empire is no easy feat, so you should take every possible measure to protect it. You likely have a security system of some sort in place already, but are you truly confident that it is up to par? To be 100% sure, check out the following three ways to amp up security for your small business.…

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Childproofing Tips For Entry Doors

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Most parents are well aware that they need to place child-proof locks on cabinets that contain harmful chemicals, but they may overlook the dangers posed by front and back doors. Small children, children with mental disabilities, or even a sleepwalking child can wander out of the house. Choosing locking mechanisms that prevent this can avert a tragedy. The following ideas can help. Tip #1: Install Flip Locks Flip locks are simple and they only create two small holes, which means you can likely use them in a rental home with minimal repercussions.…

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2 Excellent Places To Hide Your Spare House Key

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If you have decided that you never want to find yourself in the position of being locked outside without a way to get back into your home, then you want to make sure that you are checking out the following tips. In The Flower Pot Soil Instead of simply taping your spare key to the bottom of the flower pot, where it can be easily noticed should someone pick it up or becomes knocked over in a storm, you will want to put your spare key in the soil.…

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Make Sure To Have An Emergency Locksmith In Your Contacts

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Getting locked out can happen to anyone, and it’s more than just forgetting your keys. Batteries for remote locks can not only fail, but lose their programming or the lock itself may be damaged by some strange circumstances. Forgetfulness happens, but what if you’re simply in a rush because of another emergency, only to create a lockout emergency? Whether you’re having technical difficulties, sick, or just prone to forgetfulness, here’s a few things to look for in an emergency locksmith to make sure your next lockout is in good hands.…

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Transponder Keys: What Car Owners Need To Know

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If you have a newer model car, it may use a special key called a transponder in order for the car to start. The term transponder refers to the use of a transmitter and responder, which sends electronically transmitted signals to your vehicle’s engine letting it know the key holder is the authorized user. These signals send information through an embedded chip inside the key that works in conjunction with your ignition, serving as an anti theft device.…

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Keeping Your Shed Safe From Theft

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If you have a detached shed on your property, you will want to take steps to have it secured so you do not lose some of your items to theft. Power tools, landscaping equipment and bicycles are often kept in sheds, making them prone to break-ins. Since a shed is a separate building from the home, you will need to take additional necessary steps from your home’s security in having it properly safeguarded from robbery.…

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Tips For Keeping Your Locks Functioning Correctly

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The locks on your doors are the most basic, and among the most important, safety devices that you can have for your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners will make the error of rarely thinking about this part of their doors and windows, which can compromise the effectiveness of this crime deterrent. If you are one of the many homeowners that rarely think about this part of your home, there are two tips that you can follow to make sure that your locks are kept in good working condition.…

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