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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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How to Choose Locks for Your Home in 5 Areas

How to Choose Locks for Your Home in 5 Areas Locks are the most critical security equipment in your home. Studies have shown that a good quality lock is a deterrent to burglars. However, there are several options available on the market. So how do you choose the right locks? You can consult a qualified locksmith A-1 Locksmith, in West Palm Beach, Florida find out which locks are the best solution for your home and needs. Below is a list of items you should consider when selecting locks for your home. Install a Deadbolt Lock on the Front...

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Home Safety Maintenance Tips for your Vacation Home.

Home Safety Maintenance Tips for your Vacation Home. Maintaining a holiday home entails many things, safety being one key ingredient. This means protecting your vacation home from intruders while you are present and when the home is empty. An important aspect of security in a vacation house is the ability to deter burglars. Simple warnings and signs that it is secure and being watched can deter them for a while. Install CCTV cameras or even a ‘beware of dogs’ sign. However, if the house lies vacant for extended periods of time, you may want...

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Maintain Your Locks and Bolts to Ensure Security

Maintain Your Locks and Bolts to Ensure Security A-1 Locksmith of West Palm Beaches, Florida provides highly secure Locksets and Bolts to ensure the safety of your door hardware. Regular use of door hardware takes a toll on its functioning, appearance, and shine and malfunctioning door hardware can endanger your security. To ensure your door hardware works correctly, you should follow this door hardware checklist – Locksets – Check the locksets for loose attaching screws, latch wear, or other defects. You can either service the...

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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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Road to Finding a Legitimate Locksmith in West Palm Beach

Road to Finding a Legitimate Locksmith in West Palm Beach   The thought of installing the perfect, state-of-the-art security system for your home or office may be an overwhelming one. But before you drown yourself completely into the world of traditional or modern locking systems, consider finding a competitive and trustworthy locksmith provider in West Palm Beach. Deceptive and illegal marketing often fills the search engines, unfortunately locksmith services are not exempt from this. Don’t be swayed by the flashy ads and make sure to follow...

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Is Your Home Really Secure?

Is Your Home Really Secure? Your home is meant to be a safe haven for you and your family. Locks play an important role in securing your home against any possible break-ins. A reliable locksmith can help secure your home by suggesting and installing the locks that work best for your needs. Break-In Statistics The latest FBI statistics regarding break-ins are alarming: In 2013, 1.9 million burglaries were witnessed in the U.S. These burglaries resulted in $4.5 billion in property loss. 59% of burglaries were the result...

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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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To Replace or Not to Replace Your Locks. That is the question.

To Replace or Not to Replace Your Locks. That is the question. Life is precious and you deserve to live it happily and peacefully. That is possible only when you feel safe, secure, and protected. Your home or office must have appropriate security measures in place so that your life and assets remain protected. Locks are possibly the most common and most important safety equipment in your home/office. It is recommended that you get quality locks installed and replace them regularly. Like every other vital system in your home or office, locks also need...

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