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Trilogy DL1300 Narrow Style Keyless Entry
Are you considering access control for your business? Let me start by saying that an access control system and a keyless entry system are just two different terms for the same thing. They are interchangeable. There are many advantages to access control systems, and I am often asked, “What will it cost to install access control?” The answer usually starts with, “What do you want the system to do?” There are many variable to pricing Read More
 
We’ve published several blog posts in the past about why we like the locksmith versions of deadbolts over the big-box store locks. We are sticking by that article and maintain that the deadbolts sold by locksmiths are better in security and safety. Manufactures are just cutting too many corners to keep the big-box store prices down. But, we recognize some people want the most affordable lock solution, as opposed to the most secure. There is Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog
Touch Screen Deadbolt
Update: in recent months the main three residential locks manufactures: Yale, Kwikset and Schlage, have all introduced smart locks that have eliminated the pain of using a hub to connect to the wifi. However, they are very expensive. If you are looking for the best of the affordable, electronic deadbolts (with maybe the addition of blue tooth), this article is still very much what you need. But if you are looking for smart locks that Read More
 
ACME Locksmith Can Make Keys to Nearly Everything People lose keys. It happens. Having a locksmith out to your location can be a very expensive way to replace those keys. The service call can often make the key origination more expensive than simply replacing the object. If it has a lock, takes a key, or open and closes a door; ACME locksmith can repair it, replace it, or install it. Our technicians must pass yearly Read More
  Categories : Safety & Security Blog
When You Want the Best Fireproof Home Safe, Look at UL Rated Safes Unfortunately, this home was recently lost to the Carr Fire in Redding, Ca. Upon returning the owners discovered complete devastation. The house had burned HOT and was still smoldering several days later. But then…there was this safe…still standing…charred and fire damaged….but standing. The lock on this fire rated safe had burned off so it would have to be drilled. Now this is Read More
  Categories : American Made Safes, American Security Safes, Safes and Safe Information
There has always been a big hole in product offerings in the safe industry–small yet secure safes. So customers with small spaces have always had to choose between size or security. It’s just plain hard to build security into a small safe and keep the price point down. Anytime someone walked into our shop and said, “I want a small safe, but it has to be fire rated and burglary rated,” I knew I was Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Safes and Safe Information
KeyMe Will Copy Your Key from a Photo for Anybody. The new app KeyMe will send anyone your key to anyone that has a picture of it. In the screenshots shown, I tell KeyMe that I am copying my girlfriends key from a photo to break in to her home when she’s not there, and they’re eager to help me out! Anyone can simply snap a picture of your home or business key and have Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog
Touch Screen Deadbolt
Keyless entry has made it’s way into the residential market. There are a number of good home electronic locks out there, our favorite is from Yale (shown below). The Yale lock is sleek, has a beautiful look, secure, and comes with voice guided programming instruction. It’s the deadbolt I have on my home and the one used by our locksmiths on their home. Like this lock? You can buy this Yale electronic deadbolt here. Want Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Keyless Entry / Access Control
Is Your Car’s Ignition Sticking – Time to Fix It You wake up late. Quickly get yourself together and head to your car, desperately trying to get to work on time. But when you stick the key in the ignition, it won’t turn. Panic sets in. It happens, and ACME Locksmith spends a lot of time repairing ignitions and other door locks that have been damaged over time. If you’re lucky. Your ignition starts to Read More
  Categories : Auto Locksmithing - Keys, Remotes, Ignitions, Locks
[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Verifying Ownership Before Opening Your Property I’m the first to admit it, our company can be a pain. It’s true. But this, my friends, is a good thing. When you call us for a car unlock or a house unlock, we WILL ask you to prove that you have rights to be in the property. Is the title available and in your name? Does the registration match your drivers license? Does your drivers license Read More
  Categories : ACME Locksmith's Unique Value, Home Security & Locks, Safety & Security Blog