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Reinforcing Commercial Doors – Locksmith Recommended

How to Reinforce Standard Commercial Doors - Steel, Aluminum/Glass or Wood By default, most commercial doors do not come with the security improvements necessary to make them as secure as they can be. In fact, by default most commercial door ...
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Help, I Lost My Safe Combination!

What to do if You've Lost Your Safe Combination At ACME Locksmith we sell safes, repair and work on all kinds of safes. One frequent question we get is, "I don't have the combination to my safe, what do I ...
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I’ve Lost My Keys, What Should I Do?

What To Do If You've Lost Your Keys What should you do once you realize you have misplaced your car, home or another key? Everyone has lost a key at one time or another. They are small, slide to back ...
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Best Locks for Vacation Rentals & Airbnb Rentals

The 4 Best Electronic Locks for Vacation Rentals / Airbnb Rental Units Turning your home into a vacation rental or Airbnb unit makes smart financial sense. But how does the person you rent to get access to the home if ...
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Best DIY Home Security Systems

Best DIY Home Security Systems With No Monthly Contracts Home security and alarms have always been a consideration to protect your home, but it doesn't have to be expensive. Luckily, there are some very good DIY security systems in this ...
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How to Install a Door Lock

How to Install a New Door Lock / Change an Existing Door Lock Installing a door lock can be rather simple or complex, but with the right guidance, any homeowner can install or replace a door lock. In this article ...
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The 6 Best Door Lock Brands

The 6 Best Door Lock Brands The security needs of home and commercial establishments have undergone tremendous change over the years. Today, companies and homeowners are confronted with complicated issues related to protecting door entry into their property by way ...
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What to Do After a Burglary

What to do after a Home Burglary - Locksmith Recommended Even with the best home security setup, your home can still be robbed. Door locks and alarms are meant to deter burglars and encourage them to look at other houses ...
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How to Become a Locksmith

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Locksmith Becoming a locksmith requires training, background checks, certification (in some states), proper tools and equipment and a desire to help people. Jump to: Is Locksmithing Right for You? How Much Do ...
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How to Reinforce an Entry Door – 6 Easy Steps

How to Reinforce an Entry Door, Affordably, in 6 Easy Steps Your home protects some of the most important things in your life: your family and your possessions. But the main line of home defense, the door, can be bypassed ...
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How to Lock Outdoor Gates – Gate Lock Options

Outdoor Gate Locking Mechanisms - How Best to Lock a Gate Residential, community and commercial gates can be secured in a variety of ways. Which is best depends on the type of gate you have, what you are trying to ...
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Sargent IC Core Pinning Calculator – How to Pin Sargent IC Cores

Sargent IC Core Pinning Calculator for 3 Level Master Key Systems When we received a call from a major sports team to rekey their entire facility we were excited. Then we learned they had Large Format IC Cores (LFIC) and ...
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What Do Locksmiths Charge?

How Much Do Locksmiths Charge? During standard hours an unlock service in Arizona should not cost you over $125 total (the average is a bit higher nationally at $144). This includes the service call and the opening fee. Most locksmith ...
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The Best Padlocks for 2019 – Locksmith Recommended

What are the Best Padlocks for Your Application? Padlocks come in different sizes, with different ways to open and with different levels of security. They can be priced from just a few dollars to several hundreds of dollars. But which ...
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Where to Get Car Keys Made

Where to Get Car Keys Made Depending on the car you have, the options available to you will be different as there are many different types of car keys. Car key copies are generally the easiest to get, but car ...
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8 Things to Try When Your Key Won’t Turn in the Ignition

My Ignition Won't Turn or My Ignition Sticks It's the worse possible scenario and it always seems to happen at the wrong time. You head out to your car, put your key in, and it won't turn the ignition. What ...
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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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Basic Equipment & Tools Needed to be a Locksmith

What Tools & Equipment are Required to Run a Locksmith Business The tools you will need to become a locksmith are key cutting machines (for key origination and duplication), software for code retrieval, lock picks, and a variety of small ...
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What is the Best Safe – 5 Things to Look for When Buying a Safe

What is the Best Safe to Buy? Consider These Features When Choosing a Safe. 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 ...
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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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