Security Blog: Articles & Product Reviews

ACME Locksmith Blog & Security Articles

Our Locksmith blog contains security articles, how to articles, and product reviews for safes, residential, automotive and commercial businesses.

If you’re looking for anything lock and/or key related and you’ll likely find that information here. Just enter your query into the search field or select the category you’re interested in.

For product reviews on safes, door hardware, locks and keys that you can purchase from Amazon, visit our Amazon Locksmith Recommended page.

If you prefer video checkout our YouTube channel Locksmith Recommended. We have many product reviews, “How to” videos, and videos demonstrating security flaws that you can address on your own to geratly improve your home and business security.

ACME Locksmith in Phoenix Arizona has been providing locksmith services for over 30 years to the Phoenix valley. We hope you find their knowledge and information valuable.



How to Reset a Yale Smart Lock
Home Door Locks & Products How to... Keyless Entry / Access Control Safety & Security Blog

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
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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?
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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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How to Get Replacement Car Keys When You’ve Lost All of Your Keys
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How to Get Replacement Car Keys When You’ve Lost All of Your Keys

Lost Car Key Replacement You've lost all of your car keys. It's OK, don't panic. There are solutions. Making keys is one of the services that local automotive locksmiths and car dealers provide. They can replace the lost car keys...
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Does Hollon Make the Best Gun Safes?
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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?
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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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What to Try When Your Safe Combination is Not Working
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What to Try When Your Safe Combination is Not Working

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. This article is for you, read on. If you've...
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Door Barricade Systems
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Door Barricade Systems

How to Barricade a Door to Stop Forced Entry 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 trim expenses everywhere, including your...
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5 Ways to Remove a Broken Key From a Lock
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5 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...
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Where is the Best Place to Hide a Safe?
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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
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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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Kwikset Halo Smart Lock Review by ACME Locksmith
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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
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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
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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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Best, Affordable Indoor Home Security Cameras
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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...
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What to Know Before Buying Door Hardware
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What to Know Before Buying Door Hardware

What You Need to Know Before Buying New Locks When you’ve made the decision to buy new locks for your home, there are some critical terms and measurements to know. This article explains what you need to know to replace...
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Ways to Lock a File Cabinet
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Ways to Lock a File Cabinet

How To Lock File Cabinets Our number one request in small lock solutions is for filing cabinet locks. There are a few possible situations, and a locksmith can help you with all of them. When you need to lock a...
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Best Ways to Lock Cabinet Doors
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Best Ways 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
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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...
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Yale Assure Connect by August – Locksmith Review
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Yale Assure Connect by August – Locksmith Review

In our recent blog posts, The Best Smart Locks for AirBnB, and our 3 Affordable Home Electronic Deadbolts, we discussed some of our favorite affordable home electronic locks. The difference between those two articles is (more…)
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