Lock & Security Blog

Sliding Glass Door Locks
When your arcadia, sliding glass door gets old one of the things that often fails in the door lock. While you could simply replace what you have with the identical item, this is the time to upgrade your door and strengthen the security of your slider by installing a Cal Double Bolt Lock. Why? This sliding door lock easily retrofits above the existing lock and is often less expensive. Its double bolt locking mechanism prevents Read More
  Categories : Child Proof Locks, Home Security & Locks
We’re big fans of access control and even bigger fans of access control that doesn’t require wiring. No wire runs to distant doors/gates and no power supplies required make for more affordable keyless entry solutions. That’s why we love the Medeco XT solution. With this system the power required to track access and audit locks is maintained within the key. So no power is necessary at the lock. Who needs the Medeco XT system? When Read More
  Categories : Commercial Door Hardware & Security, Keyless Entry / Access Control
ESL10 - Electronic Safe Lock
Myths Vs Reality: Which is Better? A Digital or Combination Safe Lock? Can you change the lock on your safe from a dial locks to an electronic lock? Yes you can. But are you ready to? Do you feel comfortable making the change? Do You Even Need to Decide Between a Mechanical & Digital Lock The debate between with safe lock is better, a combination lock or a digital lock, is strong. One is entirely Read More
  Categories : Safes and Safe Information
Ever taken a lock of your door and said, “What the heck?” One very popular brand of lock that is no longer made was the old Schlage E-Series. It was a good lock, but many customer are now seeing them fail. The trouble is, when that particular lock was installed it put a huge hole in the door to account for the mechanics of the hardware (see photo). Most new locks are prepped for standard Read More
  Categories : Safety & Security Blog
Always Know Who’s at Your Door Before Answering The SkyBell Home Monitoring System Captures Video and More Whenever Someone is at Your Door. Before we recommend a protect, we try it. When this little video door bell monitoring system came out, it went up on my house asap. The verdict, love it. Several features make this a great little security device. It auto captures video/screen shots each time your door bell is rung. Burglars will Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks
I my opinion, there are two types of home robberies: what I call smash and grabbers and then the smart ones. Though devastating, smash and grab robberies are usually done by kids. They quickly take what they can, and they’re out. Your insurance fixes the damage and replaces the property. It impacts your life but the impact is temporary. As the name implies, there’s clear evidence that you’ve been robbed. ┬áBroken glass, smashed locks, kicked-in Read More
  Categories : Commercial Door Hardware & Security, Home Security & Locks, Lock Bumping, Safety & Security Blog
Here’s an interesting twist on home locks The new push, pull, rotate locks by Brinks give you three ways to release the latch and open the door. Push it, pull it, or turn it the old fashion way. What do you think of this lock? Seems a clever idea for interior door knobs and levers, like the laundry room or bedrooms where your hands are often full. But exterior, we don’t see the value. You Read More
  Categories : Safety & Security Blog
Door with deadbolt installed
Love that new house you purchased but wish it had some better door security? No problem. ACME Locksmith can fresh install deadbolts in your existing house doors. We prep the door, provide the locks that match your existing style, brand and finish, and key them up to match your existing house keys. All at an affordable price. Here’s a photo of a door we just did a deadbolt installation on in Gilbert. We put on Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks
Affordable electronic deadbolt
Looking for an affordable touch screen deadbolt for your home? Look no further than the lock specifically designed for and sold by locksmiths. 4-8 digit entry codes 25 user codes Satin Nickel finish All programming done from the touchscreen – no need to take apart the back of the lock Vacation mode – temporarily disable all codes Auto-lock – auto lock the door from 10 – 99 seconds after opening Single entry code – set Read More
  Categories : Home Security & Locks, Keyless Entry / Access Control
Mechanical car key
We just received a call from a client. She had a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. Nothing fancy, nothing special. She just needed a backup key. It’s a good old fashion steal key (a mechanical key). Not a chip key, transponder, or FOB. The first company she called, a legitimate company, wanted $150 to duplicate that key. That sounds insane to us for a mechanical key. But the company she called didn’t have a store (we have Read More
  Categories : Safety & Security Blog