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What to Do When You're Locked Out of Your Garage

What to Do When You're Locked Out of Your Garage

Nothing is more frustrating than heading home from a long day—possibly with kids in tow—then pulling into your driveway to face a garage door that won’t budge. You push the magic button repeatedly, and nothing happens. Whether it’s due to power loss, malfunction, or damage to your system, there are solutions available to people who are locked out of their garage. Keep in mind, many of these solutions WILL take time. If time isn't something you have a lot of, then the best course of recommendation is to call in a locksmith like Cheap Lock & Key to help you get into your garage. Attempt to Gain Access From a Side Door or From Your Home If a power outage or other issue is preventing your garage door from opening AND you do not have an emergency release kit installed, you will need to gain access to the garage from another door. Hopefully, you have access to the keys for the side door to your garage or to the inside door that connects it to your home. ...
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When Do You Need to Rekey Your Property

When Do You Need to Rekey Your Property

In today’s world, security is paramount. The need for home and building security has never been greater, so it’s best to rely on experienced professionals to manage a rekeying job. Rekeying a property is a more cost-effective solution than completely changing all of the locks. A professional locksmith can accomplish a rekeying job without the need to purchase new locks. It’s also important to know when you need to rekey a property in the first place. Below you’ll find a few guidelines compiled by the experienced locksmiths at Cheap Lock & Key. Rekeying is the Process of Adjusting Mechanisms Inside Locks for Use With New Keys Locksmiths are able to adjust the internal parts of your locks to work with a different key moving forward. The same settings are applied to every external lock, and new keys are made. The keys are distributed and the building is considered rekeyed. The process prevents the need for new locks and renders old keys useless. The same...
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Ways to Keep Your Backyard Secure

Ways to Keep Your Backyard Secure

It is common sense that when we leave our homes to go to work, run an errand, or go on a vacation that we need to lock up. Keeping your home safe when you are there and when you are gone is critical. It deters burglars and unwanted guests from entering your property and destroying it or stealing your possessions. When we think of keeping our homes safe, we tend to remember our front entryways and our garages as the two main points of entry to a house. What about the backyard? Security for your sliding doors and fences is just as critical as your front door locks. Backyards tend to have less lighting, which makes them a targeted area for break-ins. Securing Fences and Sheds with Padlocks or Other Locks At Cheap Lock & Key, we have the tools and experience to keep your home safe. There are multiple options for homeowners looking to keep their fences secure. The most common options available are Padlock Keyed latch Keyed door hardware Pool gates Coded...
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What Happens When You Can't Access Your Safe

What Happens When You Can't Access Your Safe

People have personal safes in their homes for all different reasons. From jewelry and private documents to money, guns, and other mementos, safes allow a secure place for homeowners to know their possessions will be untouched. There are many versions of safes on the market today, with both mechanical and electronic locks in a variety of sizes. Finding the right one for your family is essential, but keep in mind that all safes should at least follow these restrictions: It must be burglar, fire, and environmentally resilient It should feature a combination, key, time lock, or electric lock Finding a safe that works and using it is simple and effective for keeping your prized possessions safe, but what happens when you lose access to your safe? Mechanical & Electronic Safes Are Great, Except When They Aren't Both types of safes are effective in their own ways and perform their job masterfully. Mechanical locks require dialing to the right and left multiple ...
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Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Property management companies should be among the first in line for a long-term, valuable, locksmith company to have on speed dial. When it comes to the safety and security of your complexes, quality lock systems should be at the top of the list. Some of the most important tasks that the property managers typically undertake include: Securing the premises that your buildings are on Protecting against vandalism Ensuring the safety of tenants These can be accomplished easily with a professional, reliable locksmith on hand. For example, you can call Cheap Lock & Key! Cheap Lock & Key is licensed, insured, and trained in all areas of the field, including security audits.  Lock Changes, Master Keys, & Other Services Your Go-To Locksmith Can Provide An on-call locksmith can become one of the most powerful tools for property management companies. Your go-to locksmith will be familiar with all of the locks on your buildings. Furthermore, they will be able to...
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