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Trouble-shooting 5 Door Lock Problems and the Locksmith Services That Will Help

Trouble-shooting 5 Door Lock Problems and the Locksmith Services That Will Help We give very little thought to the locks on our doors – aslong they are working properly. That said, if we pay attention to how our locks operate, we may be able to forestall more serious door lock problems down the line. The following are some common door lock issues and how you might be able to fix them. We’ll also touch on what locksmith service would be the most useful in each case. Door Lock Problem #1: Loose Door Locks, Door Knobs, and Door Handles. Locks loosen up and wear down...

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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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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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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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How to Open a Combination Lock

A combination lock does not require a key. It comes in either a cylinder or mortise layout. Combination locks use a numeric keypad as its operating mechanism. You need to press the numbers in a particular order to release the latch. A combination lock is useful for your safe, vehicle, gym or office locker, or anything else you need to secure. It is easy to open these locks when you know the combination. It takes a few right turns to open your combination lock. Here are the instructions to open...

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Get an Idea of Locksmith Costs for Various Services

Get an Idea of Locksmith Costs for Various Services Locksmiths provide a very valuable service. They replace your worn-out locks with more secure ones, change the locks for security reasons, and help you out when you are locked out of your home or car. Having an idea of locksmith costs will ensure that you are charged fairly and not swindled when caught in an emergency. This is very important as recently there has been a spurt in locksmith scams caused by fraudulent locksmiths. These fraudsters have badly tarnished the image of the locksmith...

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What is the Cost of an Emergency Locksmith?

What is the Cost of an Emergency Locksmith?   While caught in an emergency resulting from faulty locks or getting locked out of your home, office, or vehicle, your only option is to call a locksmith. Some locksmiths may charge an expensive fee given the urgency of the situation. In order to avoid overspending on a locksmith, you should have a trusted locksmith in mind before you find yourself in a tough situation. Emergency Costs Here is a look at some of the costs of emergency locksmiths in the West Palm Beach area: • The...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Use a Deadbolt

Top 5 Reasons You Should Use a Deadbolt Locks are predominantly used as a safety mechanism for your home and office. Unfortunately, not all locks are as secure as others. For this reason, different lock styles have evolved, each with advantages and disadvantages. The deadbolt lock has almost become a standard for doors because a high-quality professionally installed deadbolt is a safe bet for your security. Deadbolts provide a safer door   Deadbolt locks considerably reduce the chance of intruders breaking into your place through...

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