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Top 3 Reasons to Hire A-1 Locksmith Services of the Palm Beaches, Inc. as Your Local Locksmith in Florida 

Top 3 Reasons to Hire A-1 Locksmith Services of the Palm Beaches, Inc. as Your Local Locksmith in Florida  You need a locksmith. There are a bewildering number of Florida locksmith services. You have probably heard that many people have been disappointed with inferior service received from a “locksmith” they thought was local. So, how do you choose a locksmith in Florida? To help you know how to choose a locksmith, here are 3 great reasons to hire A-1 Locksmith Services of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (referred to as A-1 Locksmith hereafter).    1. A-1 Locksmith really is local to the Palm...

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How Do I Design My Home With Security in Mind?

How Do I Design My Home With Security in Mind? One of the fears that we have in our society centers around home security. A fair amount of people have their homes broken into and valuables were stolen. If you want to protect your home, your family, your valuables and the rest of your property and yourself inside your home, you do not have to take extreme measures to enhance your home’s security. You just need to use the best home security practices. Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we get about home security and security...

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5 Ways Security Begins With Installing the Best Locks on Your Doors 

5 Ways Security Begins With Installing the Best Locks on Your Doors  To protect yourself and your family from a break-in, you rely on your door lock. The key-in-knob lock on your door only keeps honest people out of your house. The deadbolt installed in your door when your neighborhood was built was selected because it cost less than better models. The price of door locks varies from cheap to expensive. The price can directly relate to the quality of the lock, but it is not clear how. The American National Standards Institute grades deadbolt lock...

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Home Safes vs. Safety Deposit Boxes (and why you might want to use both) 

Home Safes vs. Safety Deposit Boxes (and why you might want to use both)  The “experts” all seem to disagree on what should and should not be placed in a home safe versus a bank’s safety deposit box. As a company that offers West Palm Beach locksmith services, I’m going to first give you my expert opinion from a locksmith’s perspective.  The Safe Itself  There are all types of safes that offer three options – fire, theft and water resistance, or a combination of two or three of these options. Within each option, there are different quality and...

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How to Secure Your Garage in 7 Simple Ways Super Fast 

How to Secure Your Garage in 7 Simple Ways Super Fast  Your garage is part of your home and you have valuables in it. If your garage is attached to your house, it is also an entry point into your home where you and your family live. It’s easy to forget about securing your garage, and potential burglars know this.   Here are 7 simple ways to do it super fast.  1. Close your garage door.  You wonder why I mention this obvious item. I mention this and put it at the top of my list because it is this most important, simplest, and fastest...

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Do you know where your home is vulnerable to burglary?

Do you know where your home is vulnerable to burglary? It ishelpful to look at your house and property the way a burglar sees them. House burglars are mostly opportunistic thieves. They do not plan to hit every house on the street. They look for the best opportunity. When they look at your property, they assess two things:1) how easy it would be to get inside, and 2) how likely it is that it will be profitable. Homeowners often unwittingly leave clues to potential burglars about these two areas that invite them to break-in to their house. Use this...

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4 Little-Known Facts on What Makes A Locksmith Stand Out from the Rest 

4 Little-Known Facts on What Makes A Locksmith Stand Out from the Rest  How do you choose between professional locksmith services? Among all the locksmiths competing for business in your area, what makes one standout as a reliable locksmith? These are the facts: 1. They actually will put the customer first. You go into a business and see the slogan on the wall that says they put their customers first. Then you wonder if their employees have seen that slogan, because you did not feel like you were put first. A professional locksmith will focus on you as soon as...

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5 Tips to Easily Install Locks

5 Tips to Easily Install Locks A1 Locksmith in West Palm Beach, Florida can give you appropriate advice on whether you need to replace or re-key your locks. Here are some tips on how to make lock installation an easy, cost-effective, fast and safe process: Understanding replacement and re-keying Replacement means buying new locks and changing the whole locking mechanism. It can also involve changing the door handle. On the other hand, re-keying uses the same hardware. It means that the locking cylinders are replaced with...

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4 Underlying Drivers of Locksmith Service Costs

4 Underlying Drivers of Locksmith Service Costs Shopping for a reasonably priced locksmith service can be tricky. You have to be thorough in describing your service needs, as well as in asking for detailed information. Failure to communicate your expectations clearly can lead to unexpected charges.  Reduce your locksmith costs by knowing the primary cost drivers. Type of Locks – Security locks come in a broad range of shapes and sizes, depending on their purpose and the kind of security they provide. These locks require special...

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Do These 12 Steps Before Calling a Locksmith in Florida!

Do These 12 Steps Before Calling a Locksmith in Florida! Finding a quality locksmith appears easy, but be cautious. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer information pointed out 12 points for basic and advanced locksmith services. Get Referrals –Ask for recommendations from family and friends.  It is hard to find qualified and reliable locksmiths; address books are plagued with out of town and possibly unqualified locksmiths using different names. Ensure they are Local –Ensure that the company you hire is based in Florida....

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