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How To Find A Locksmith

We recommend that you take the time now to pre-screen a few local locksmiths that you feel comfortable with calling in a time of need. Don't wait until the last minute to find a locksmith you can trust because the probability of doing so when...

Holiday Safety tips

At Home – Make sure to keep big expensive presents out of the windows (especially if your tree is in the window). – Be cautious when disposing empty packages or boxes, so that you are not advertising high-dollar purchases or gifts. – Trim shrubs so a burglar can...

Spring & Summer Safety Tips

Keep your home safe during this Spring and Summer! 'Tis the season when days get longer, which means you and your family are going to be enjoying more outdoor activities including vacation.  Intruders and burglars rev up their activity in warmer months and we want to help...

Fall & Winter Security Tips

The Fall and Winter seasons are the time of year where we have more darkness, which bad guys love oh so much.  We want to be sure that your family and home will be protected at all times.  Here are a few tips that we...

When Should You Replace, Re-Key, Or Change Your Locks?

As a homeowner sometimes you wonder when you should Retrofit, Change, or Re-key your locks. Here are some tips to help guide you. When to Retrofit locks: Retrofitting is when the guts of a lock that you want to keep is upgraded to ensure proper functionality. When you...

States With Locksmith Laws

15 states require locksmith licensing: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. New York City and Miami have their own licensing laws. Be skeptical of locksmiths who claim to be licensed in states that don't...

Have You Performed A Home Security Audit?

What is a home security audit? A home security audit is the best way homeowners can identify weak points in your physical security at your residence. It is absolutely necessary to inspect your home or business by performing a security audit. Sure, homeowners inspect their...

LOCKS: Mechanical vs Electronic

As homeowners, we know you have a lot of decision making to do and the last thing you want to worry about is which type of deadbolt is best for you. There are a ton of things to consider before making a decision such as;...

Door Hardening – to prevent kicked in doors

Kicked in front doors are a very current problem.  Many front doors are not properly secured against a simple kick.   If the door jamb is not re-enforced with an 18" or longer strike plate or if the door doesn't have a Grade I or...