Tips and Tricks From Your Trusted Locksmith

We know how important it is for you to have confidence that your family, possessions, and property are secure against would-be intruders. This blog post will give you the inside scoop on tips and tricks about how to keep your home safe and sound!

Locksmith Tips and Tricks

Provide a key to your housekeeper

Ask me to key your door so that your master key works on both the deadbolt and the doorknob, but hers, works just on the knob. On the day she comes, lock only the knob. Source: RD

Check the door first

The most common issue is that people assume they are locked out – without actually checking the door. When the locksmith arrives they try the door and often it opens. Source: DailyMail

Install a deadbolt

The best lock is a deadbolt that’s properly installed. It should have at least a 2.5cm “throw.” On the “strike side” there should be a security plate with screws that go all the way into the door’s wood frame. Source: Handyman

Be cautious when buying at flea markets and auctions

You may think that this would be a cheaper option, but it may only lead to heavy expenses later on when you realize that your purchased locks were not able to withstand burglary. Therefore, always invest in a decent quality when you are choosing locks and deadbolts. You may never know the kind of situation that will occur if anything goes wrong. Source: TechIcy

Get new keys for your new home

When you buy a new house, always have your locks rekeyed. Otherwise there’s probably a master key out there that can easily open your home. 

Avoid doing this with your safe

Spinning the dial too fast, trying to open it before it’s unlocked, and forcing it closed when there’s obviously a problem. Source: ReadersDigest

Whether you’re looking for advice or need emergency lockout assistance, we’ve got you covered. Call us today to learn more about how we can help protect your home and property!

Published Date: March 10, 2023