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Arlo Pro Camera Review – How Good is an Arlo Camera System?

Is the Arlo Pro Wireless Security Camera System Recommended by ACME Locksmith? Outdoor home security cameras are becoming more and more popular as the technologies continue to improve, prices drop, and features get added and enhanced. In fact, they are ...
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Help! My Schlage Electronic Lock Unlocks by Pushing the Schlage Button

The Schlage BE365 electronic deadbolt is a great, affordable basic electronic deadbolt. We've sold and installed a lot of them over the years. It's so affordable now, that many people are buying and installing it themselves. However, they often seem ...
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How Do Fire Safes Work?

I've written articles about fire-rated safes before, What do Fire Safe Ratings Mean and How Much Fire Rating Do You Need in a Safe, to assist you in determining your needs when it comes to protecting your documents in a ...
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How Much Fire Rating Do You Need in a Safe? A Locksmith Explains

What Fire Rating Should a Safe Have? As with any security product, the amount of fire rating you need in a safe depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Your needs are based on what you are putting into the ...
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What Are Safe Fire Ratings? A Locksmith Explains.

UL? KIS? JIS? 30 minute? 1hr? 2hr? Drop test? What do all of these safe fire rating classes mean? A safe fire rating is a rating provided to a safe that most-commonly indicate how long the internal content of the ...
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How to Become a Locksmith

Everything to Know About Becoming a Locksmith Are you interested in being a locksmith? You may be wondering: What skills are required? How much do locksmiths make? What training is needed? And more. As the owner of a locksmith company, ...
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Biometric Lock Review SecuRam Touch Smart Lock

SecuRam Touch Smart Lock Reviewed ACME Locksmith is always on the lookout for new products to review for our customers. SecuRam contacted us and asked us if we'd be willing to review their new biometric smart lock, the SecuRam Touch ...
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How Much Does A Locksmith Cost – A Locksmith Talks Prices

How Much is a Locksmith? The top ranked search results for “How much is a locksmith” all get it wrong. Those sites that Google think are important are not written by locksmiths. They’re written by marketing teams for large companies ...
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What is a BHMA Lock Rating?

BHMA vs ANSI Lock Grade Ratings We wrote an article ANSI Lock Grades Explained previously, but there is another increasingly common door hardware grading system in use that is appearing on new products called the BHMA rating. What is it, ...
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Ignition Repair

Why is it Hard to Turn Key in Ignition

Why Is it Hard to Turn My Key in the Ignition? If you've found this article consider yourself lucky! When your car ignition is hard to turn, or when any car lock is hard to turn, this is the first ...
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8 Things to Try When Your Car Key Won’t Turn in Ignition

My Car Key Won't Turn the Ignition - What Can I do? 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 the key ...
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Kwikset Halo Touch Review – Locksmith Recommended

Is the Kwikset Halo Touch the best fingerprint lock available? Is the Kwikset Halo Touch the best fingerprint lock available? ACME Locksmith is always looking at the latest trends in residential security, including smart locks. Biometric smart locks (that open ...
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How to Unlock a Bedroom Door & Unlock a Bathroom Door

5 Ways Get Unlock a Bedroom Door or Bathroom Door (Privacy Lock) You've probably done it. We've definitely have done it. Almost everyone with kids has likely had it done to them. How do you unlock a bathroom door or ...
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What is the Best Lock Lubricant – Locksmith Recommended Lubricant

What Lubricants are Best for Locks? This is one of the most frequently asked questions locksmiths hear. And most people we talk to know about graphite as a lubricant. But it’s 2021, and there are several superior products for auto ...
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How to Find a Locksmith Near You – Don’t Get Fooled

When You Search "Locksmith Near Me" That's NOT What You Get When you search for a locksmith near you or any other 'near you' search term, you're likely looking for one of two things. Fast service (a company that can ...
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How to Open a Safe When You’ve Lost the Key

Support our Articles / Videos Support Our Blog! Help! I've Lost the Key to My Safe! If you're looking for how to open a safe when you've lost the combination check out our other blog post. Here we are talking ...
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2020’s Best Combination Padlock

Our Favorite Combination Padlock of 2020 Combination padlocks are notorious for being less secure than other types of padlocks, but for locking up bikes and such for short periods of time, the combination padlock is really one of the best ...
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Kwikset vs Schlage Keyways

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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