Lock & Security Blog

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 fire safe. Your circumstances are things like how long will it take for the fire department to get to you. Your safe’s fire rating is determined by these factors: Will there be electronic storage media Read More
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UL Fire Rating LabelUL? 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 safe will remain below 350°F (the temperature at which paper begins to burn). There are several variables to that rating: the certifying agency used, external temperature the test was performed at, how Read More
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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, I wrote this article to help you understand how to become a locksmith. The answer depends on several factors, one of the biggest is where you live. In general: To become a locksmith you will Read More
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Biometric 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 Smart Deadbolt. I replied, “Sure – but I will give it an honest review.” They agreed and sent us one to try out. SecuRam has been building locks for safes Read More
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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 that have no clue about locksmith prices. So ignore those service subscriber websites trying to tell you how much a locksmith costs. I own a locksmith company, ACME Locksmith. We have serviced over 140,000 customers. Read More
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The BHMA Lock Grading Label 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, and what does it mean for you? A little background on the topic: ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, and their job is to oversee the standards of all Read More
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Ignition Repair
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 sign that something is wrong with either you ignition or your car key. But is not yet bad enough that your key won’t turn the ignition, so you’re not stranded someplace. This is the time Read More
  Categories : Auto Locksmithing - Keys, Remotes, Ignitions, Locks, How to...
My Car Key Won’t Turn the Ignition – What Can I do? Key Won’t Turn in IgnitionIt’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 won’t turn the ignition. What should you do next? Ignition cylinders use wafers and those wafers bend, crack and break over time. There are usually some warning signs, but like most Read More
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Is the Kwikset Halo Touch the best fingerprint lock available? The Kwikset Halo TouchIs 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 with a fingerprint instead of a user code) are becoming more popular as more manufacturers are beginning to offer them in residential locksets. Kwikset’s Halo Touch is one of the newest. In Read More
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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 unlock a bedroom door when someone has accidently locked it or locked you out? There are five ways to unlock the privacy locks found on bedroom and bathroom doors. You can turn the spindle using Read More
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