How Your Locksmith Can Increase Home Security At The Holidays


With expensive gifts being bought and stored on your property, home security is more important than ever at the holidays. Unfortunately, many homes have weak locks at their home entry points, making breaking in an easy task for many experienced intruders and burglars. Knowing how to protect your home with lock rekeying services can help you avoid a home invasion and burglary. Change Your Front Door Deadbolt Consumer Reports recommends that your front door deadbolt should have a 1-inch-long deadbolt, reinforced metal box strike and 3-inch-long screws holding the lock into place on the door jamb.

26 December 2015

Choosing The Best Way To Break Into Your Home


If you are locked out of your home, the most obvious solution is to contact a locksmith, like the ones at The Lock Shop. However, if you do not want to wait for a locksmith to arrive, you may want to find other ways that you can get inside your home. Breaking A Window The worst approach is to break a window. However, if there is an emergency, such as if you have a little one inside who could be put in danger, you may want to break a window.

23 December 2015

Home Security Starts With The Right Lock On Your Front Door


If a burglar can't easily get past the lock on your front door, they will likely give up and go to another house. They want to get in quickly without being seen and with a minimum of noise. A lock that forces them to smash it or saw through it to get in is too much trouble. Here are the different deadbolt designs for your home that are sure to frustrate any home burglar.

22 December 2015

Important Things To Keep In Your Family Cars


Remember when your kids were babies and you'd travel with things like extra diapers, changes of clothes, baby food and toys to keep them occupied? Now that your kids are driving, it's extra important to make sure that all of your family cars are stocked with the things that you or your family members might need in case of an emergency, whether it's a small one or a large one.

17 December 2015

How To Prepare For Your Next Car Key Dilemma


If you locked your keys in your car, lost them, damaged them, or just need replacements for any other reason, then you'll need to go to the locksmith right away. But, you can take this opportunity to prepare for the next time something like this happens. The future version of you will be happy that you did. Here are a few ways to do this.   Store Your Car Keys on a Kiosk

16 December 2015

Advice For Protecting Your Home


Keeping your home secure from break-ins is one of the most important things you want to do as a home owner. There are a few steps you can take that will help you make your home less inviting to criminals. The information below will offer you some advice on a few different things you can do to help deter criminals. Don't leave your belongings in clear view Consider arranging your furniture so that your most valuable items can't be seen through the window.

14 December 2015

Keeping Your Small Business Secure


When you are the owner and operator of a small business, one of your primary concerns is to ensure that your business is secure as well as successful. Security can be a major issue in business, particularly if you keep cash on the premises or sensitive information and records about clients and customers. In order to ensure that your business is as secure as possible, get to know some of the steps that you can take to keep your small business safe and secure now and in the future.

10 December 2015

Bring Decor And Glamour To The Safety Of Any Lock


A lock and key system delivers security in a world that is no stranger to robberies and home invasions, but do you need to rely on blocky, gaudy locks and intimidating barricades to keep yourself safe? Sure, prominent security can be a deterrent, but a determined thief that makes it past any sophisticated security isn't likely to be turned away by an ugly, large lock. To keep your home secure while maintaining an inviting presence to those who are actually invited, consider a few security and design points.

9 December 2015

3 Options For Gaining Access To Your Home When Locked Out


Finding yourself being locked out of your home can be stressful. Here you returning home from work or taking the kids to school only to find that you are stuck with no way to get back inside. Instead of stressing out about it, there are a few things you can try to gain access to your home once again. See if one of the following solutions is going to work for you.

8 December 2015

Are Smart Locks A Good Fit For Your Home?


Technology has brought a wide variety of changes to the ordinary home. However, not much has changed about how homeowners secure their homes. For instance, the deadbolt lock has been a staple of home security for decades. Smart locks offer a new twist on the age-old lock by offering high-tech convenience in addition to enhanced security. The following takes a look at smart lock technology and whether it would be a good addition for your home.

5 December 2015