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French Door Terminology
Support our Articles / Videos Support Our Blog! How to Secure French Doors from Burglars French doors are one of the weakest security points in your home due to two individual doors meeting in the middle. When they are not properly locked, or the locks provided during the installation have not been modified, these doors can be made to easily swing open even when the deadbolt and door lever have been locked. As a locksmith Read More
How to Adjust Door Closer Speed Adjusting a Surface Mount Door Closer An hydraulic door closer is a mechanical device which automatically closes a door using springs and a system of chambers filled with a hydraulic fluids to control the motion/speed of the door. The most common door closer adjustments are: The close swing (or ‘sweep’) speed – adjusting the door closing speed. The latching speed – the last few inches of the door closing Read More
How to Check Crime Rate Before Buying a Home? When you’re buying a home, one of the most important factors in that decision is the safety of the neighborhood. This is especially true if you have a family with small children. Luckily there are several online resources that will report crime rates and statistics with information displayed in easy-to-read maps. Types of Neighborhood Crime Rate Statistics How many robberies have occurred near a home? How Read More
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How to Strengthen a Commercial Door – Steel, Aluminum/Glass or Wood By default, most commercial doors do not come with the security improvements necessary to make them as secure as they can be. In fact, by default most commercial door locks can be bypassed in minutes by nearly anyone wanting to break into a business. To improve your commercial door security, a few of the things to do are the same as those to reinforce Read More
Support our Articles / Videos Support Our Blog! How to Open a Safe When You’ve Lost Your Combination At ACME Locksmith we sell safes, repair and work on all kinds of safes. One frequent question we get is, “I don’t have the safe combination, how do I open a safe?” What to Try When You Don’t Have a Safe Combination There are several reasons why you might need to find the combination to a safe: Read More
What To Do If You’ve Lost Your Keys What should you do once you realize you have misplaced your car, home or another key? Everyone has lost a key at one time or another. They are small, slide to back of cluttered drawers, fall out of pockets and purses and slip out of hands easily. If you have lost your keys, don’t panic. There are a number of things that can be done to get Read More
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The 4 Best Smart 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 Read More
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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 Read More
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How to Prepare a Door to Install a Door Lock Installing a door lock can be rather complex, but with the right guidance, any homeowner can install a door lock. In this article we teach you how to prepare a door for a fresh installation of a new door lock (that is, how to drill the door). If you are simply replacing a door lock, check out our article “How to Replace a Door Lock.” Read More
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6 best 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. Who Makes the Best Locks? To put the user back in control of their property, leading global lock makers have developed and designed a wide Read More
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