Locksmith 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.



Yale Assure Connect by August – Locksmith Review
Home Door Locks & Products Keyless Entry / Access Control Safety & Security Blog

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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Door Egress Requirements
Commercial Door Hardware & Security Home Door Locks & Products Safety & Security Blog

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. An...
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KeyMe Kiosk Fakes Out Google and You
Phoenix Locksmith Fraud & Scams Safety & Security Blog

KeyMe Kiosk Fakes Out Google and You

Google Makes KeyMe Kiosks the Largest "Locksmith" in the Country KeyMe is Listing 1,000s of Fake Locksmith Locations and Google Does Nothing Google is a high-tech company solving high-tech problems, but once again, they have been beaten by a company...
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Can All Locks Be Picked
Home Door Locks & Products

Can All Locks 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
Safety & Security Blog

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
Home Door Locks & Products Safety & Security Blog

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...
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Safe Burglary Ratings – Burglary Ratings Explained
American Made Safes American Security Safes Safes and Safe Information Safety & Security Blog

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?...
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What are the Arizona Pool Code Requirements?
Child Proof Locks Safety & Security Blog

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)
Safety & Security Blog

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 (more…)
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How to Secure Home Windows
Home Door Locks & Products How to... Safety & Security Blog

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. (more…)
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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Panic Bar
Commercial Door Hardware & Security Safety & Security Blog

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. Panic...
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How Much Does It Cost to Get a Car Key Made?
Auto Locksmithing - Keys, Remotes, Ignitions, Locks Safety & Security Blog

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Car Key Made?

How Much Does it Cost for a Duplicate Car Key in Arizona? The total cost of a duplicate key depends on the technology involved in a vehicle's ignition system. Beginning in the 1990's, auto manufacturers started adding computer chip technology...
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How to Change a Door Lock
Home Door Locks & Products How to... Safety & Security Blog

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. (more…)
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How to Secure French Doors
Safety & Security Blog

How to Secure French Doors

Support our Articles / VideosSupport Our Blog!     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...
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How to Adjust Door Closers
Commercial Door Hardware & Security How to... Safety & Security Blog

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. While commercial...
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How to Reinforce Commercial Doors
Safety & Security Blog

How to Reinforce Commercial Doors

How to Strengthen a Commercial Door - 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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I Lost My Safe Combination! What can I do?
Safes and Safe Information Safety & Security Blog

I Lost My Safe Combination! What can I do?

  How to Open a Safe When You've Lost Your 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 safe combination, how do I...
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I’ve Lost My Keys, What Should I Do?
Auto Locksmithing - Keys, Remotes, Ignitions, Locks Local Locksmith & Lock Shop Safety & Security Blog

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 Smart Locks for Vacation & Airbnb Rentals
Safety & Security Blog

Best Smart Locks for Vacation & Airbnb Rentals

The 4 Best Smart 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
Home Door Locks & Products Safety & Security Blog

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...
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