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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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Door Barricade Devices – Reinforce a Door to Stop it from Being Kicked In Standard home locks won’t make your door 100% safe from a would-be intruder. Home builders are looking to build the least costly homes possible, and they trim expenses everywhere, including your home’s security. Your door is likely held to the framing with only 3/8 to 1/2 inch screws (see our article, How to Reinforce a Door), and your lock’s strikes plates Read More
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Removing a Broken Key Stuck in a Lock Over time, keys get worn, the metal fatigues, and keys break. Sometimes, that break occurs inside of a lock cylinder when turning the key. When that happens, how can you get the key out of the lock? On the internet, you’ll find some ways that work and some that don’t. We’re going to tell you what the locksmiths do, and we’ve tested and verified that one popular Read More
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Where is the Best Place to Hide a Small Safe? When it comes to owning a safe, you have three options to protect that safe and its content, in the event of a burglary. The first is to buy a good, heavy, well-built safe, that is extremely hard to remove from the home due to its weight or being bolted down. In our YouTube video, “5 Things to Look for in a Safe” we discuss Read More
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Why Erase a Garage Door Opener’s Memory? If you’ve bought a home, clearing out the garage door remote is one of the most important things you can do for ensure the home is safe. Erasing the garage door openers memory will remove all active remotes from the system. It will also remove all cars from the system that have been programmed to open the garage. This will ensure that any “lost” remotes or vehicles will Read More
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Review of the Schlage Encode Smart Lock by ACME Locksmith 2020 has been a great year for electronic deadbolt smart locks. Three of the major players have introduced new smart lock deadbolts and levers in just the past few months and they have FINALLY nailed it. Yale, Schlage and Kwikset have smart deadbolts that have removed all of the hassles of installing and using their smart locks. We are reviewing the above three products in Read More
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Review of the Kwikset Halo Smart Lock Kwikset Halo Smart Deadbolt – Black 2020 has been a great year for electronic deadbolt smart locks. Three of the major players have introduced new smart lock deadbolts and levers in just the past few months and they have FINALLY nailed it. Yale, Schlage and Kwikset now have electronic locks that have overcome past limitations and should be around for a long time to come. We are going Read More
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Door Hardware Styles – Trends A New Contemporary Lever with Hard Lines and EdgesIf you haven’t seen our article on the Latest in Door Hardware Finishes, including antimicrobial coatings, it is a good compliment to this article and should be read before or after going through this article. Here, I’m going to discuss the trends in lock styles, that is, the actual look of the lock sets that are gaining in popularity among our locksmith Read More
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What are the New Door Hardware Finish Trends? Kwikset Lever in Iron BlackJust as with fashion, door hardware styles and finishes change over time as manufacturers try to capitalize on trends in architectural styles and consumer awareness. Door hardware can be considered an ‘accessory’ item that can make dramatic changes to the appearance of your home, but with the newest finishes coming out with anti-bacterial coatings, they can also be something that impacts your health. Read More
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