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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 the key that works the rest of the locks. Or, they simply don’t have a key for one or two of the locks. This happens when the previous home owner bought new locks and installed Read More
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Varies Schlage Electronic Locks
Varies Schlage Electronic Locks 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 difficult to tell one Schlage electronic smart deadbolt from another, especially because they also come in different styling options and some with lever options (as opposed to deadbolts). The keypad appearance Read More
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How to Factory Reset Yale YRD226, YRD216 and YRD256 Deadbolts Screws to Remove Yale’s Cover PlateHaving 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 lock. When you’ve lost your phone, or moved into a home with an existing Yale Smart Lock on the door. Maybe you access codes have been compromised. or you’re moving Read More
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How to Reset the Kwkset 99380 and 99390 Electronic Deadbolts Kwikset Halo Reset Works on All Styles of the Halo LockDon’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 locks? Check out our article, “The Best Smart Locks of 2020.” Having a smart lock on your home can offer a lot of benefits for Read More
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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 different sizes, and made for varying levels of protection (fire, burglary, etc.). A better way to phrase the question might be, “How much does a safe cost that will allow me to …?” Just finish Read More
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What To Get New Keys When You’ve Lost All Keys to Your Car It’s OK, don’t panic. Everyone loses keys at some time, but there are solutions and your local locksmith or car dealer can replace lost car keys. Losing a car key is frustrating and can be expensive, but these steps will help you get your car keys made even when all car keys have been lost. When you’ve lost all car keys, you Read More
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Overview of The Hollon Gun Safe Lines Hollon Gun Safe Line 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 that the Hollon gun safe offers tremendous value. Hollon has 5 categories of gun safes, each one a step up in security and features than the series before. Their lower-end gun Read More
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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 and insurance reasons, to the safe storage of munitions. We try to carry the best quality safe at a given price point. So, for example, we feel that our under $500 home safes will provide Read More
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Please Help Support our Articles / Videos.Support Our Blog! 2020 is the year when lock manufacturers have finally gotten the concept of smart locks on point for the average consumer. Gone are the complicated hardware and software components to set them up, the apps that run them are more intuitive to the end users, and the designs are now compatible with standard door preparation, meaning to install one, you won’t typically have to do any Read More
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Please Help Support our Articles / Videos.Support Our Blog! 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 LOST the combination to your safe, checkout our video on YouTube “How to Get Into a Safe When You Don’t Have the Combination.” That video will Read More
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