4 Steps To Take When You're Locked Out Of Your Car


It can happen at the worst possible time: you're running errands to heading home from work on a hectic day, and you realize that you're locked out of your car. If this happens to you, don't panic. Here are four simple steps that can help you get through this situation: 1. Get to a safe location. Depending on the location and time of day when you locked yourself out of your vehicle, you may be feeling unsafe.

12 December 2018

3 Things To Consider Before Adding A Smart Lock To Your Home


Smart locks allow you to remotely lock and unlock your door. Smart locks also allow you to use a code to unlock your door instead of having to carry around a key. Smart locks can be a good solution for many homeowners. Here are a few things that you need to consider though before you upgrade to a smart lock. #1 How Your Door Operates First, you need to inspect your door and pay attention to how it operates.

29 August 2018

When To Have A Locksmith Make You A New Car Key


If you are a car owner, then there is a chance that you will at some point be able to benefit from having a locksmith make you a new car key. These are a few situations in which this can be a handy service. You Have Trouble With Your Existing Key First of all, if your existing car key is damaged, then it might be time to have a new one made.

16 April 2018

Three Signs You Need To Repair Your Lock


The locks in your home or business are designed to keep intruders out and your belongings and inventory safe, but just like all other pieces within your home or property, locks too can suffer from general wear and tear that can make them work less effectively. In rare cases, this can actually leave you locked out, which can be a major inconvenience that can disrupt your day. Fortunately, there are a number of warning signs of a lock that is in dire need of repair that you can watch out for to determine when you may need to contact a locksmith.

26 February 2018

Want To Minimize The Risk Of Human Error For Your Shop? Get Help From A Locksmith


While managing a retail shop, you should expect errors to happen on occasion. Even when you are extra careful, you may forget to handle a crucial step before leaving at night. In most situations, this will not lead to anything negative happening. But, you may be interested in minimizing the chance for an error from you or one of your employees to harm your business. Hiring a locksmith will help you with adding a few features to your shop.

8 January 2018

Are Your Parents Moving In? Hire a Locksmith to Help With the Transition


After buying a large home, you may ask if your parents want to move in. This will allow them to sell their home and move in to reduce overall expenses for your entire family. But this transition is not something that you should expect to happen without any changes happening. You can make the transitioning easier by hiring a residential locksmith to work on a few things around the home.

26 November 2017

Four Ways Security Access Cards Trigger Locks To Open


Security access cards have come a long way from just blocking lock tumblers so you you could turn the handle and open the door. In fact, there are numerous options for these types locks and keys now. The following illustrates how these different types of access cards trigger locks to open. Magnetic Access cards that operate a magnetic lock have magnetic strips on them. The minute the access key is inserted in the lock the strip attracts the magnets to itself and away from the magnetic tumblers.

17 October 2017

Different Types Of Commercial Locks And Levels Of Protection With Each


Protecting a company building with multiple stories can get tricky. You have to decide on what type of commercial lock you want to use, or combination of commercial locks, prior to having them installed by a commercial locksmith from a company like DuPage Security Solutions, Inc. If you already have commercial locks, but you want to upgrade, you may be surprised at all of the options that are available now. Each one has a greater level of security than the last, too.

29 August 2017

How To Keep Your Car Safe From High-Tech Thievery


We all value the convenience that a keyless entry system offers for our vehicles, but that convenience often comes at a price. As technology marches on, car thieves are becoming even savvier when it comes to the latest tools and tactics. Many of those involve using your own car's key fob against it, giving car thieves completely unhindered access to your vehicle without you knowing it. Fortunately, there are a few precautions you can take to safeguard your vehicle against thieves.

25 July 2017

Ditch The Keys And Try These Other Home Entry Methods


You may have thought that a set of keys was a permanent and slightly inconvenient part of being a homeowner. Actually, there are already several viable ways to get rid of your keys altogether, using modern technology and locksmith services. Here are some things to consider. Keypads Work Great Locksmiths might first recommend that you consider keypads for your house. The keypad is programmed to use a simple code of your choosing.

28 June 2017