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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

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 honest ...
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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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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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Double door with vertical rod panic devices.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Panic Bar

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Panic Bar? An “Exit Device”, also known as a “Panic Bar” or “Crash Bar” is hardware designed to be installed on the secured side (inside) of a door which opens outward. It ...
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How Much Does It Cost to Get a Car Key Made?

How Much Does it Cost for a Duplicate Car Key in Arizona? Depending on the key type, it can cost as little as $7 to get a car key in Phoenix, AZ market, or as much as (and over) $600! ...
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How to Change a Door Lock

How to Replace an Existing Door Lock Replacing a door lock is a simple process that most homeowners can readily handle. This helpful guide will make sure you've done it right ...
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French Door Terminology

How to Secure French Doors

How to Secure French Doors from Burglars French doors are one of the weakest security points in your home due to two individual doors meeting in the middle. When they are not properly locked, or the locks provided during the ...
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How to Adjust Door Closers

How to Adjust Door Closer Speed An hydraulic door closer is a mechanical device which automatically closes a door using springs and a system of chambers filled with a hydraulic fluids to control the motion/speed of the door. The most ...
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How Can I Check if Neighborhood is Safe

How to Check Crime Rate Before Buying a Home? When you're buying a home, one of the most important factors in that decision is the safety of the neighborhood. This is especially true if you have a family with small ...
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