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Door Hardware Trends – Lock Styles

Door Hardware Style - Trends If you haven’t seen our article on the Latest in Door Hardware Finishes, including antimicrobial coatings, it is a good compliment to this article and should be read before or after going through this article ...
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New Door Hardware Finish Trends Include Antimicrobial Coatings

What are the New Door Hardware Finish Trends? Just as with fashion, door hardware styles and finishes change over time as manufacturers try to capitalize on trends in architectural styles and consumer awareness. Door hardware can be considered an 'accessory' ...
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Best, Affordable Indoor Home Security Cameras

The Best, DIY, Indoor Affordable Home Security Cameras on Amazon ACME Locksmith recently wrote an article Comparing DIY Home Security Systems. I then took my favorite, unboxed it, demoed it and installed it in my home. Here's a link to ...
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Best Video Doorbells of 2020 – Locksmith Recommended

Video Doorbell Comparison - Which is the Best Video Doorbell? If you subscribe to the ACME Locksmith YouTube channel, you know that I love the Video Door bell I use on my home by Skybell and you've probably watched me ...
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What You Need to Know Before Buying New Locks

What You Need to Know Before Buying New Locks When you’ve made the decision to buy new locks for your home, there are some critical terms and measurements to know. This article explains what you need to know to replace ...
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How to Lock a File Cabinet

How To Lock A Filing Cabinet Our number one request in small lock solutions is for filing cabinet locks. There are a few possible situations, and a locksmith can help you with all of them. When you need to lock ...
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How to Lock Cabinet Doors

In our article "How to Lock Drawers" we discussed several types of locks that also lend themselves well to locking cabinet doors. The nice part about cabinet door locks is that there is always a door to easily attach the ...
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How to Install Drawer Locks

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Types of Drawer Locks We get calls all the time asking how to secure things like desk drawers, garage cabinets and other small cabinet spaces. In most situations, these aren't needing to be anything robust, just something to keep ...
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The Best Smart Lock of 2020

In our recent blog posts, The Best Smart Locks for AirBnB, and our 3 Best Home Electronic Deadbolts, we discussed some of our favorite home electronic locks. The difference between those two articles is ...
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Door Egress Requirements

What is Building Egress Code? “Egress” is a building term that refers to “a means or place of going out”. In other words, it's an exit. Both commercial buildings and residential homes contain codes regarding the paths of egress. Any ...
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Google Makes a Machine the Largest “Locksmith” in the Country

Google Makes a Key Duplication Kiosk the Largest "Locksmith" in the US - KeyMe's Fake Google Business Listings Google is suppose to be smart. They are a high-tech company solving high-tech problems, but once again, they have been beaten by ...
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Lock Picking

Are There Any Locks That Can’t be Picked?

Can Every Lock be Picked? We recently started our YouTube Channel where I discuss our favorite locks. Often we're talking about the best locks for a specific function. For example, "What's the best lock to stop lock bumping," What's the ...
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Understanding Lock Functions

How Do Locks Work - Lock Functions: Passage, Entry, Storeroom, Classroom, Privacy Locks behave differently based on their lock function. Do you want a lock that always locks every time the door closes? There's a lock function for that. Do ...
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Lock Grading – ANSI Lock Grades Explained

Lock Grades 1 2 3 Explained The ANSI lock grading system was developed to setup a standard testing procedure to measure the strength and durability of a lock. The ANSI lock grade system provides an indication as to the quality ...
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Safe Burglary Ratings – Burglary Ratings Explained

Purchasing a safe can be a big investment, but how do you know you're getting the right safe for your needs? Safe burglary ratings can be very confusing. What do b-rated, c-rated, RSC, TL15, and TL30 burglar ratings mean? Here, ...
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Free Standing Pool Fence

What are the Arizona Pool Code Requirements?

Arizona Swimming Pool Code & Lock Requirements Here in Arizona, home of Acme Locksmith, a good percentage of homes have in-ground swimming pools.  We have the perfect climate for them, and having a swimming pool means you can entertain in ...
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What Types of Locks are There (With Photos)

What Type of Locks are Available? What types of locks are there? What do you want to secure a cabinet? Lock a gate? What is the difference between a latch and a bolt? We'll ...
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How to Secure Home Windows

How to Secure Your Home Windows Against Break-ins Adequate home security involves more than just your doors. While most break-ins occur through front, back, and garage entry ways, nearly a quarter of break-ins occur through windows ...
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How Much Does it Cost to Rekey a Business Lock?

When Should a Business Rekey Their Building? When you've terminated an employee or just moved your business into a new location, perhaps maybe even a theft, it's time to rekey you business locks. Rekeying your locks means that only authorized ...
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Rekeying a Lock Cylinder

How Much Does it Cost to Rekey House Locks?

How Much Does it Cost to Rekey A House Lock? Just bought a home? Just tossed your roommate? Fired your cleaning crew or no longer need that house sitter? It's time to rekey your locks! How much is a rekey? ...
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