Lock & 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
  Categories : Phoenix Locksmith Fraud & Scams, Safety & Security Blog
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
  Categories : Safety & Security Blog
Lock Grades 1 2 3 Explained The ANSI lock grading system was developed to setup a standard testing procedure to measure the strength and durability of a lock. The ANSI lock grade system provides an indication as to the quality of the lock being purchased. The system is composed of three lock grades. Lock Grades Explained What is Lock Grade 3? Grade 3 Deadbolts are the Least Secure and NOT RecommendedLock grade 3 is the Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog
Purchasing a safe can be a big investment, but how do you know you’re getting the right safe for your needs? Safe burglary ratings can be very confusing. What do b-rated, c-rated, RSC, TL15, and TL30 burglar ratings mean? Here, I break down the common safe burglary ratings so you know what they are, and you can make a safe purchase with the confidence of understanding what level of security you are buying. There are Read More
  Categories : American Made Safes, American Security Safes, Safes and Safe Information, Safety & Security Blog
Free Standing Pool Fence
Arizona Swimming Pool Code & Lock Requirements Here in Arizona, home of Acme Locksmith, a good percentage of homes have in-ground swimming pools.  We have the perfect climate for them, and having a swimming pool means you can entertain in another space at your home almost the whole year round.  But a swimming pool can also be a hazard source, and each year we hear in the news of drownings; the saddest instances are when Read More
  Categories : Child Proof Locks, Pool Gate Security, Safety & Security Blog
What Type of Locks are Available? Common Lock Types & Functions What types of locks are there? What do you want to secure a cabinet? Lock a gate? What is the difference between a latch and a bolt? We’ll walk you through it in this article. Jump to: Types of locks by locking application Types of home locks Pro Tip: How to Fix Your Home Latches Types of business locks Other resources: Types of locks Read More
  Categories : Safety & Security Blog
How to Secure Your Home Windows Against Break-ins Protect Windows from Burglars Adequate home security involves more than just your doors. While most break-ins occur through front, back, and garage entry ways, nearly a quarter of break-ins occur through windows. Most window lock systems, especially on older homes, were designed to protect against the elements of the outdoors–not an intruder–so improving the security of your windows is important. Despite the very basic fact that windows Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, How to..., Safety & Security Blog
When Should a Business Rekey Their Building? When you’ve terminated an employee or just moved your business into a new location, perhaps maybe even a theft, it’s time to rekey you business locks. Rekeying your locks means that only authorized team members will have keys to your business (and even those employees will only have keys to the doors they need). But what does it cost to rekey a business? Table: Cost to Rekey Business Read More
  Categories : Commercial Door Hardware & Security, Safety & Security Blog
Rekeying a Lock Cylinder
How Much Does it Cost to Rekey A Home Lock? House Rekey Just bought a home? Just tossed your roommate? Fired your cleaning crew or no longer need that house sitter? It’s time to rekey your locks! How much is a rekey? This post will give you the information you need to understand the rekeying process, and the costs associated with it. As the table “Cost to Rekey a Home” below shows, the cost to Read More