Best Locks for Vacation Rentals & Airbnb Rentals

Best Locks for Vacation Rentals & Airbnb Rentals

The 4 Best Electronic 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 you’re not there?

Are you going to hide a key for them? No way. Today you have many electronic options that will allow you to issue temporary codes, unlock remotely, and even control the AC units etc, with peripheral components tied into a Z-wave or Zigbee system. They’re called smart locks, and we’ve reviewed them so you don’t have to. Read more

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Best DIY Home Security Systems

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 this category that promise to provide a complete security cover around your home and protect it around the clock.

If you are looking for a home security system, we’ve given our five best home security system recommendations here. All of them are superior quality products with a wide range of security features. You can go through the details and technical specifications of each product to see which is the one you that serves your needs best.

These products are easy to install and operate. They don’t require a technician to install them; you can do it yourself within minutes. If you are more comfortable with a professional installation, just call ACME Locksmith or your local locksmith shop. We are eager to assist. Read more

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How to Install a Door Lock

How to Install a Door Lock

How to Install a New Door Lock / Change an Existing Door Lock

Installing a door lock can be rather simple or complex, but with the right guidance, any homeowner can install or replace a door lock. In this article we teach you how to fresh install a new lock (drilling the holes needed) or simply changing a door lock by removing and replacing with a new lock. Read more

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The 6 Best Door Lock Brands

The 6 Best Door Lock Brands

The 6 Best Door Lock Brands

The security needs of home and commercial establishments have undergone tremendous change over the years. Today, companies and homeowners are confronted with complicated issues related to protecting door entry into their property by way of bypassing locks through picking, lock bumping, or forced entry.

To put the user back in control of their property, leading global lock makers have developed and designed a wide range of high security, technology-intensive, and innovative products that address the evolving needs effectively. Besides, re-engineering door locks, superb designing and craftsmanship, and innovative solutions, today’s global lock-industry players have come through a series of mergers and acquisitions. There has been a consolidation of brands at the top level resulting in a few powerful and truly global lock brands.

If you are in the market to find the best door locking solution for your home or office, here is a list of 6 best door lock brands. This should give you a fair idea of the kind of products, which are available in the market, and what to expect from them. Read more

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What to Do After a Burglary

What to Do After a Burglary

What to do after a Home Burglary – Locksmith Recommended

Even with the best home security setup, your home can still be robbed. Door locks and alarms are meant to deter burglars and encourage them to look at other houses instead of yours. Most often that’s enough to protect your home, but sometimes it is not. Read more

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How to Become a Locksmith

How to Become a Locksmith

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Locksmith

Becoming a locksmith requires training, background checks, certification (in some states), proper tools and equipment and a desire to help people.

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Is Locksmithing Right for You?
How Much Do Locksmiths Make?
How to Become a Locksmith
Educational Requirements to be a Locksmith
Background Screenings to be a Locksmith Read more

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How to Reinforce an Entry Door – 6 Easy Steps

How to Reinforce an Entry Door – 6 Easy Steps

How to Reinforce an Entry Door, Affordably, in 6 Easy Steps

Your home protects some of the most important things in your life: your family and your possessions. But the main line of home defense, the door, can be bypassed in a number of ways and as quickly as 5 seconds when not reinforced.

To protect what’s inside of your home by reinforcing the door, address the main points of weakness in your exterior doors: the frame, the locks, and the door’s edge.

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Why Reinforce Your Entry Door – Door Weaknesses
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How to Lock Outdoor Gates – Gate Lock Options

How to Lock Outdoor Gates – Gate Lock Options

Outdoor Gate Locking Mechanisms – How Best to Lock a Gate

Residential, community and commercial gates can be secured in a variety of ways. Which is best depends on the type of gate you have, what you are trying to achieve by locking the gate and your budget. Your options to lock a gate are padlocks, standard door locks, keyless locks and keyed special gate locks. Read more

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Sargent IC Core Pinning Calculator – How to Pin Sargent IC Cores

Sargent IC Core Pinning Calculator – How to Pin Sargent IC Cores

Sargent IC Core Pinning Calculator for 3 Level Master Key Systems

When we received a call from a major sports team to rekey their entire facility we were excited. Then we learned they had Large Format IC Cores (LFIC) and our excitement quickly faded. This customer wanted a three-level master key system: a grand master key that worked everything, a sub-master keys for each division, and change keys (individual keys that work only one door).

If you’ve ever tried to calculate a Sargent IC Core pinning chart with three levels, you know that it is a very time consuming Read more

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What Do Locksmiths Charge?

What Do Locksmiths Charge?

How Much Do Locksmith Charge?

During standard hours an unlock service in Arizona should not cost you over $125 total (the average is a bit higher nationally at $144). This includes the service call and the opening fee. Most locksmith services include charges for a service call and then additional charges for the work performed. Service calls in most major metropolitan areas hover around $75. In my state, Arizona, it’s less. Expect to pay more when you are in a major city, less when you are in more rural areaa.

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