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Make Sure Your Sliding Glass Doors Are Secure

Make Sure Your Sliding Glass Doors Are Secure

There are areas of your home that are not built for protection, but rather for aesthetics. Your sliding glass door, for instance, is a picture-perfect window that provides light, warmth, and a view of nature. It is not something that provides fortification against attempted breaking and entering. Find out how you can protect your home against these four inherent weaknesses that sliding glass doors have. These reasons are sure to make you want to make sure that your sliding glass door is secure. #1: Sliding glass doors are constructed with simple latches. Latches on sliding glass doors are generally very simple mechanisms that can be easily bypassed by simply jiggling the door a lot. The latches are not built to withstand breaking and entering and create an easy access point for someone to get into your home. Add an extra lock on your sliding glass doors to reinforce security measures around your home. There are several options on the market that homeowners can choose...
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Benefits of a Master Key System for Your Business

Benefits of a Master Key System for Your Business

Master key systems are popping up everywhere and for good reason. They protect your business and increase security measures with just a few small changes to your existing locks. Master key systems are beneficial for businesses with different access needs and multiple employee tiers. A master key system allocates the Grand Master Key to the owner or Senior Management and all other employees are customized to be able to access their specific entry points and inner doorways. How Does the Master Key System Work One key will grant access to all of the areas and buildings on the property. This is the Grand Master Key. After this key, the system allows changes for individuals or groups of people to be key holders, which makes access control more efficient. These key holders are given access to specific areas of the building. Switching From Your Current Locks to a Master Key System Setting your system up is a breeze for a professional locksmith! Cheap Lock & Key can switch your...
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What Can Cause Ignition Failure & Your Key to Not Turn

What Can Cause Ignition Failure & Your Key to Not Turn

When your vehicle's ignition and key fail to work properly, it can leave you in panic mode! Nobody looks forward to a situation that can cause them to become stranded. However, before you panic, there are several reasons why this could occur. Start with the easiest scenarios and work your way up to find a solution to your ignition problem. More often than not, it is an easy fix! Did you unintentionally try and start someone else's car? Ok, this may sound dumb, but it happens! People do actually try to start the wrong car. The average car key has a few hundred thousand possible combinations. While it is unlikely, you actually can unintentionally unlock someone else's car door. However, once you access the car, chances are you will not be able to turn it on, due to another security measure built into the vehicle's ignition. This problem could occur in a busy parking lot where there may be similar cars to your own. Make sure you are trying to start the right ...
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Reasons You Should Install a Smart Lock at Your Home or Business

Reasons You Should Install a Smart Lock at Your Home or Business

As technology advances, so do the ways we can use it in our everyday lives. Smart locks are a great example of technology that home and business owners can acquire to invest in safety and security. Smart locks use mechanisms and codes to lock or unlock the device. They give you greater control over who accesses your premises and also when they are allowed to do so. The Convenience of Keyless Entry to Avoid Misplaced Keys We have all been there! You leave your keys at home or you forget them on your desk at work. Or perhaps your children misplace a key. It is a frustrating and sometimes panic inducing situation. Smart locks remove the possibility of these scenarios, because you now get the convenience keyless entry. All you have to do is remotely disable the lock from your smartphone or use a secret code to disengage the lock right on the keypad. The way you lock or unlock your keyless entry will depend on the type of system you install in the door. Track Who Enters...
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How Long Does It Take to Compromise Your Residential Door Locks?

How Long Does It Take to Compromise Your Residential Door Locks?

Locksmiths have all the techniques and tools to get into your home when necessary, but this information is becoming more and more accessible with the use of the internet. The problem with traditional, outdated, or inexpensive outer-door hardware is that they can be easily compromised. This means your family, home, and possessions are vulnerable. How long can it actually take someone to compromise your residential door locks? These techniques have been around for decades, and are still some of the easiest and most obtainable ways for people to break into your home. What Are Bump Keys For years, professional locksmiths have used bump keys to gain entry into homes for legal reasons. Now, with the use of the internet, anyone can find, create, or obtain a bump key and use them illegally to gain access to your home. A bump key, also known as a 999 key, is a specialty key that can bypass security mechanisms in traditional pin and tumbler locks. These keys are cut to the maximum ...
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