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Kelly's Keys, Locks and Safes Blog: Tips, Ideas and Strategies

Welcome. My name is Kelly. I know a lot about keys, locks and safes, and I want to share that information with you. My father was a locksmith, and as a single dad, he ended up taking me to work with him a lot. Later, I learned more about safes in particular when I studied criminal justice briefly. Ultimately, I decided to take my professional life in a different direction, but I love these topics, reading about them and writing about them. If the info in these blogs helps you -- and I certainly hope it does -- please share these posts with your friends. Enjoy!


4 Best Tips When Upgrading Your Residential Door Locks and Handles

3 October 2017
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Homepagers often overlook household hardware such as locks and handles yet they are integral to a home. Apart from aesthetics, the hardware adds functionality and might even increase the value of your property. With many designs of door hardware on the market, how do you remove the guesswork out of your choice? When you want to upgrade your door handles and locks, here are some well thought-out ideas to help you along the way. Read More …

How to Choose the Right Office Safe Depending on Your Needs

10 August 2016
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Office safes are important for various reasons, including protection of important information and assets from burglary and fires among others. Every business should invest in an office safe to protectd its most important assets from unwarranted access and accidents and the ensuing losses. There are many types of safes, and the one you choose/need will be largely determined by your reason for acquiring the safe in the first place. Read on to find out more. Read More …

4 Simple Ways to Stop Car Locks from Freezing

25 July 2016
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In parts of Australia, particularly Melbourne and Victoria, temperatures at night can drop below freezing, catching out unsuspecting car owners. On a typical car, the door frame can sometimes contract at lower temperatures, and, when combined with moisture from snow, ice or rain, car doors can sometimes freeze shut. If you're looking for simple ways to avoid frozen car door locks, try the four following simple tips. Cover the car Read More …

Secure Your Business Documents by Renting a Self Storage Unit

20 July 2016
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Even with advancements in technology and electronics, it is impossible to eliminate all hard documents in business. As time goes by, many business owners find themselves with numerous documents that are filed and stored and taking up too much office space. Self-storage units are valuable to businesses as they provide remote, secure storage for business documents, allowing you to utilize office space efficiently.  Why choose self-storage? Depending on the type of business you run, you may be dealing with documents such as the following: Read More …

When You Are Locked Out Of Your House By A Frozen Lock

30 June 2016
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During periods of extremely low temperatures, not even the padlocks or locks can escape the effects of the cold. Locks tend to develop ice during the cold season which makes it hard for a key to enter or turn. Trying to open a frozen lock can be a tough and frustrating experience, but it can also be easy if you know the tricks. The following are a few tricks you can try to unfreeze and open a frozen lock. Read More …