After I started investing in gold instead of stocks and bonds, I realized that my cheap house safe was just not going to do the trick. I wanted to protect the hundreds of thousands of dollars that I had in gold, so I started shopping around for stronger, more durable safes. I was able to find a company that offered incredible locks and safes for reasonable prices, so I reached out to them for help. They were amazing to work with, and they even came out to my house to help me to fit the area for size. This blog is all about shopping for a better safe.
Having a locksmith on your speed dial is handy if you are ever in an emergency situation. Be prepared, and know a good locksmith you can call for any of these four situations.
Locked Out Of Your House
If you happen to lose your keys to your home, and never hid a key somewhere clever, you will have no way to get back inside. There is never a good time to get locked out of your home, and when it happens, you need to get the door unlocked quickly.
You could break open a window to get inside, but that can be dangerous and costly. Instead, consider having a locksmith help you get inside your home using less destructive methods. They will be able to pick your lock or drill it out if necessary.
Locked Out Of Your Car
Being locked out of your car can be just as frustrating as being locked out of your home. When it happens, it is usually because you lost your keys while you were out and about, and have no way to get home. Locksmiths have the ability to get your doors unlocked without causing damage to your car in the process.
Locksmiths can also make copies of car keys, which your local hardware store cannot do. This is because modern car keys have microchips in them that need to be programmed to your car, or use unique sized keys that a hardware store will not always have in stock.
Rekey All Your Locks
Rekeying locks can be done out of convenience or necessity. If you are a homeowner, maybe you want all of the locks in your home to use the same key to make it easier to get in and out of your home. If you are a small business owner, you might need to rekey locks because an employee lost their keys and you do not know who has them.
No matter what the reason is, having locks rekeyed can be cheaper than buying brand new deadbolts. You will be able to keep the exact same style of lock that you currently have, and the locksmith will be able to change the pins in the tumblers.
Broke A Key In A Lock
After years of unlocking doors, it is possible for a key to break off in a lock from wear and tear. Thankfully, the lock is still in good condition, and a locksmith can fix it for you.
It will involve extracting the key from the tumbler, and making a new set of keys for you. If the key cannot be extracted, a locksmith can replace the entire tumbler for you just as if they were rekeying your home.
Now that you know of some situations that might require a locksmith, you will be well prepared if they happen to you.Share
20 January 2015