Lock & Security Blog

What Lubricants are Best for Locks? This is one of the most frequently asked questions locksmiths hear. And most people we talk to know about graphite as a lubricant. But it’s 2021, and there are several superior products for auto lock, home lock, and commercial lock applications. One of the best lock lubricants is from Triflow. One of the best prices for it is at Amazon The best lock lubricant, according to locksmiths, is a Read More
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When You Search “Locksmith Near Me” That’s NOT What You Get When you search for a locksmith near you or any other ‘near you’ search term, you’re likely looking for one of two things. Fast service (a company that can get to you straight away) or cheaper service (a company you can walk into so you don’t have to pay them to come out to you). There’s been a disturbing trend in Google lately when Read More
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Support our Articles / Videos Support Our Blog! Help! I’ve Lost the Key to My Safe! If you’re looking for how to open a safe when you’ve lost the combination check out our other blog post. Here we are talking about safes or lock boxes that take keys. We get several calls a year to our lock shops from customers that have lock boxes, gun chests, or safes. These safes either take keys to open Read More
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Our Favorite Combination Padlock of 2020 ABUS 190cs/60 May be Available on AmazonCombination padlocks are notorious for being less secure than other types of padlocks, but for locking up bikes and such for short periods of time, the combination padlock is really one of the best and easiest options for this. But for keeping things secure for long periods of time, most combination padlocks fail to deliver because they can be bypassed using a variety Read More
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Kwikset vs Schlage Keyways
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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