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Lock, Safety & Security Blog


What Are the Different Lock Types (With Photos)

What Kind of Locks and Door Lock are There? Locks can be broken down by function (how they lock), by application (what they lock), by style (lever vs knob vs handle), and by grade (how well they are built). This ...
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Equipment & Tools Needed to Start a Locksmith Business

What Tools & Equipment are Required to Run a Locksmith Business You will need key cutting machines for key origination and duplication, software for code retrieval, and a variety of supporting tools to get started as a locksmith. This list ...
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Which Safe is Best – The 5 Most Important Features of a Safe

How to Compare Safe Brands for Value and Security If you're in the market to buy a safe what should you look for? Is the cheapest safe the best safe? Big-box stores like Costco carry large safes for under $700 ...
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How Do Locksmiths …

How'd He do That? How Locksmiths Make Keys and Other Interesting Tidbits. Ever wonder how your locksmith did what he did? How he made a key appear out of thin air or how he opened that lock so easily? Here's ...
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Access Control System Fundamentals – What You Need to Know

Access Control System Basics - Components of Access Control Want to install access control on a door of your business? What components do you need to buy for access control? All access control systems can be broken down into the ...
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Locksmith Tricks to Save You Money on Lock & Door Repairs

How'd They Do That - 9 Locksmith Tips and Tricks Lock Tip #1 - Door Not Closing Correctly - Locks Work Better with Lipstick Is your door not closing? Do you find you have to pull the door harder for ...
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Types of Safe Locking Mechanisms – Which Safe Lock is Best

Which Safe Lock is Right for You? When we sell a safe online (check out our safes for sale) of the choices given to customers is what type of lock they want on the safe. Interestingly, I was born in ...
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7 DIY Home Security Products You didn’t Know Existed But Need

7 Great Home Security Products You Might Not Know Existed but Greatly Improve Home Security. As a locksmith I see new home security products frequently, most of them don't stand the test of time and fade away, but there are ...
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Trilogy DL1300 Narrow Style Keyless Entry

How Much Does Access Control Cost Per Door?

Are you considering access control for your business? There are many advantages to these systems. I am often asked, "What will it cost to install access control?" The answer usually starts with, "What do you want in a system?" but ...
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What Are the Best Home Deadbolts

We've published several blog posts in the past about why we like the locksmith versions of deadbolts over the big-box store locks. We are sticking by that article and maintain that the deadbolts sold by locksmiths are better in security ...
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Touch Screen Deadbolt

Our 3 Best Electronic Deadbolts for Your Home

As a professional locksmith company serving the Arizona market for over 20 years, we've seen product come and go. But we do really like the new home electronic, keyless deadbolts. Let's cut to the chase. Which are the best electronic ...
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Need a Key Made? ACME Locksmith Makes Them All.

People lose keys. It happens. Having a locksmith out to your location can be a very expensive way to replace those keys. The service call can often make the key origination more expensive than simply replacing the object. If it ...
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Discount Safes Can’t Take the Heat

When You Want to Protect Something Important, You Want an American Security / AMSEC Safe Unfortunately, this home was recently lost to the Carr Fire in Redding, Ca. Upon returning the owners discovered complete devastation. The house had burned HOT ...
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Why Do Locksmiths Cost So Much?

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes we hear from customers, "Why Did It Cost So Much When It Went So Fast?" Usually this comment include something like "It only took you 10 minutes to do this job." or "You're right down ...
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The Most Secure, Small Burglary Safe You Can Buy

There has always been a big hole in product offerings in the safe industry--small yet secure safes. So customers with small spaces have always had to choose between size or security. It's just plain hard to build security into a ...
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App Let’s Anyone Steal a Key to Your Home or Business!

Want Someone Elses Key? Just Take a Picture of It. New apps will send you an exact copy of a key from a photo you send them. You may say, "So what?" Check out our chat below. Anyone can simply ...
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