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DIY Upgrading Your Door Hinges

Installing door hinges, whether new or replacement ones, is an easy skill to master and can be invaluable for many homeowners, especially ones who enjoy D.I.Y. projects. ...

Safe Protection Ratings

The following safe ratings are designed to help you make decisions about what type of safe is right for your needs. UL Rating UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, an independent organization dedicated to educating businesses and the public about safety and performance of products in a wide...

Lock Durability

ANSI/BHMA GRADING SYSTEM The ANSI/BHMA industry standards exist to help identify the quality and durability of lock sets via a series of operational and security tests. Following is a guide to how the standards are set. BHMA (Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association) is accredited by the American...

Alarm Permits

If you own a monitored security alarm system, you may need to obtain a valid alarm permit. It is very important to know what your city's alarm permit requirements are to avoid the unnecessary cost of fees associated with not having an alarm permit when...

BBB – How to find a locksmith

Know the Keys to Finding a Trustworthy Locksmith Being locked out of your home or vehicle is a stressful situation. Unfortunately, some untrustworthy locksmiths will only make matters worse. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of untrustworthy locksmith businesses taking advantage of consumers across...

BBB Locksmith Warning

BBB Warns Consumers of Nationwide Locksmith Swindle :You may have been a victim and not even know it. October 13, 2014 TRACY — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a warning about a locksmith business that has received an F rating from BBB. Pick Squad Locksmith, based...

Smoke Alarms

Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occurred in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it’s essential that every home have working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire...

Carbon Monoxide

As of July 1, 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill - SB 183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide detectors within the home. CARBON MONOXIDE CAN BE DEADLY You can't see or...

How To Dial A Safe

Mechanical Lock Dialing Instructions Step1   Turn LEFT Stopping when the first number comes to the mark the 4th time. Step2   Turn RIGHT stopping when the second number comes to the mark the 3rd time. Step3   Turn LEFT stopping when the third number comes to the mark the 2nd time. Step4   Turn RIGHT past...

How to Measure

How to Measure for a Surface-Mounted Security Door Measure the width of the existing wood door.This is the actual width of the door you will order. Measure the height of the existing wood door.This is the actual height of the door you will order. Measure the flat molding...