Lock & Security Blog

Video Doorbell Comparison – Which is the Best Video Doorbell? If you subscribe to the ACME Locksmith YouTube channel, you know that I love the Video Door bell I use on my home by Skybell and you’ve probably watched me unbox and install another favorite of mine, the EZVIZ. Here, I review 7 video doorbells available in 2020. My favorite video door bells for my customers are the ones that don’t require monthly fees to Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog
What You Need to Know Before Buying New Locks When you’ve made the decision to buy new locks for your home, there are some critical terms and measurements to know. This article explains what you need to know to replace door hardware successfully, the FIRST time. A locksmith shop or door hardware showroom will need these answers to choose the right versions of the door lock products you select in order to make a smooth Read More
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How To Lock A Filing Cabinet Our number one request in small lock solutions is for filing cabinet locks. There are a few possible situations, and a locksmith can help you with all of them. When you need to lock a filing cabinet, you might: just need a filing cabinet key, want to replace a missing lock, or are looking to add a lock to the filing cabinet. Depending on the application, you can lock Read More
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In our article “How to Lock Drawers” we discussed several types of locks that also lend themselves well to locking cabinet doors. The nice part about cabinet door locks is that there is always a door to easily attach the lock to, and there is always ample surfaces in which to secure the latching component of the lock. This allows for several other products to be used to lock the cabinet door so you can Read More
  Categories : Child Proof Locks, Commercial Door Hardware & Security, Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog
[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Types of Drawer Locks We get calls all the time asking how to secure things like desk drawers, garage cabinets and other small cabinet spaces. In most situations, these aren’t needing to be anything robust, just something to keep honest people honest or maybe little kids away from where they ought not be prying. So the drawer locking solutions can run from the basic to the more advanced when security is indeed the primary Read More
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In our recent blog posts, The Best Smart Locks for AirBnB, and our 3 Affordable Home Electronic Deadbolts, we discussed some of our favorite affordable home electronic locks. The difference between those two articles is that AirBnB and Home Rental Units require additional offsite monitoring capabilities that most home owners would like to have, but just didn’t really need to have. Yale Assure Connected by August Offsite electronic lock monitoring added expense, hardware components, and Read More
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What is Building Egress Code? “Egress” is a building term that refers to “a means or place of going out”. In other words, it’s an exit. Both commercial buildings and residential homes contain codes regarding the paths of egress. Any door that is along the path of exit (the egress path) is considered an Egress Door. That is, if someone needs to go through that door to exit the building, then that door is an Read More
  Categories : Commercial Door Hardware & Security, Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog
Google Makes KeyMe Kiosks the Largest “Locksmith” in the Country KeyMe is Listing 1,000s of Fake Locksmith Locations and Google Does Nothing Google is a high-tech company solving high-tech problems, but once again, they have been beaten by a company that has chosen to mislead consumers by breaking the Google business listing guidelines. The company, KeyMe, has figured out how to fake out Google and exploit Google search results in order to dominate searches for Read More
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Lock Picking
Can Every Lock be Picked? We recently started our YouTube Channel where I discuss our favorite locks. Often we’re talking about the best locks for a specific function. Can Every Lock Be Picked?For example, “What’s the best lock to stop lock bumping,” What’s the best padlock to just keep honest people honest,” etc… We see a lot of comments about how a specific lock can be bypassed, “That lock can be picked using XYC….” or Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Lock Bumping
How Do Locks Work – Lock Functions: Passage, Entry, Storeroom, Classroom, Privacy Locks behave differently based on their lock function. Do you want a lock that always locks every time the door closes? There’s a lock function for that. Do you want a lock that cannot be locked from the inside (only the outside) so that you never get locked out of a room? Yep, there’s a lock function for that too. Here are the Read More
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