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Can I Rekey a Lock to Match an Existing Key?

Can Your Locks be Rekeyed to Match an Existing Key? My customers often find themselves in a situation where they've bought a home, but there are one or two locks in the home that work from a different key than ...
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How to Factory Reset Schlage Smart Lock Deadbolts

Schlage makes several several smart locks and the factory reset for several of the Schlage smart locks vary depending on which lock you have. We discuss the most common factory reset options for the Schlage electronic deadbolts. It can be ...
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How to Reset a Yale Smart Lock

How to Factory Reset Yale YRD226, YRD216 and YRD256 Deadbolts Having a Yale smart lock on your home can offer a lot of benefits for ease (or denial) of access, but sometimes situations arise where you need to reset the ...
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How to Reset the Kwikset Halo Smart Lock

How to Reset the Kwkset 99380 and 99390 Electronic Deadbolts Don't know how the Kwikset Halo Lock Works? Check out our YouTube video, "Kwikset Halo Product Review and Demo." Want to know how this lock stacks up against other smart ...
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How Much Do Safes Cost?

Prices on Safes Vary Based on Size & Security I get asked this question all the time. But the answer isn't as simple as just giving a dollar amount, because there are many types of safes, in a lot of ...
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What to Do When You’ve Lost All of Your Car Keys

What To Get New Keys When You've Lost All Keys to Your Car It's OK, don't panic. Everyone loses keys at some time, but there are solutions and your local locksmith or car dealer can replace lost car keys. Losing ...
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Does Hollon Make the Best Gun Safes?

Overview of The Hollon Gun Safe Lines Before buying any safe, do your research. It’s a big purchase that deserves serious consideration. Hollon makes several gun safe lines to offer a suitable safe for everybody’s needs and budget. We feel ...
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Are Hollon Safes Good Safes?

Are Hollon Safes Any Good? At Acme Locksmith, we sell a lot of safes to our customers. Their needs range from just keeping their kids out of stuff that they shouldn't be into, to high security TL vaults for jewelry ...
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The Best Smart Locks of 2020 – Locksmith Recommended

Please Help Support our Articles / Videos.Support Our Blog! 2020 is the year when lock manufacturers have finally gotten the concept of smart locks on point for the average consumer. Gone are the complicated hardware and software components to set ...
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Safe Combination Not Working – What to Try

Please Help Support our Articles / Videos.Support Our Blog! Dial Safe Won't Open Using the Combination Your safe combination has stopped working. You are certain it's the correct combination but for some reason the combination will not open the safe ...
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Door Barricade Systems – How to Better Secure a Door from the Inside

Door Barricade Devices – Reinforce a Door to Stop it from Being Kicked In Standard home locks won’t make your door 100% safe from a would-be intruder. Home builders are looking to build the least costly homes possible, and they ...
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5 Easy Ways to Remove a Broken Key From a Lock

Removing a Broken Key Stuck in a Lock Over time, keys get worn, the metal fatigues, and keys break. Sometimes, that break occurs inside of a lock cylinder when turning the key. When that happens, how can you get the ...
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Where is the Best Place to Hide a Safe?

Where is the Best Place to Hide a Small Safe? When it comes to owning a safe, you have three options to protect that safe and its content, in the event of a burglary. The first is to buy a ...
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How to Clear Garage Door Opener Memory & Add Remotes

Why Erase a Garage Door Opener's Memory? If you've bought a home, clearing out the garage door remote is one of the most important things you can do for ensure the home is safe. Erasing the garage door openers memory ...
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Schlage Encode Review – Locksmith’s Review

Review of the Schlage Encode Smart Lock by ACME Locksmith 2020 has been a great year for electronic deadbolt smart locks. Three of the major players have introduced new smart lock deadbolts and levers in just the past few months ...
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Kwikset Halo Smart Lock Review by ACME Locksmith

Review of the Kwikset Halo Smart Lock 2020 has been a great year for electronic deadbolt smart locks. Three of the major players have introduced new smart lock deadbolts and levers in just the past few months and they have ...
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Door Hardware Trends – Lock Styles

Door Hardware Styles - 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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How Much is a Locksmith – Locksmith Prices

How Much Does a Locksmith Cost - Locksmith Talks Prices The top ranking results for the search term "How much does a locksmith cost" get it wrong. Those sites aren't written by locksmiths. There written by marketing for companies that ...
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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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