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

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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!

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4 Tips to Help Prevent Getting Locked Out of the House

5 May 2016
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If you have ever been locked out of the house, you know how frustrating it can be. While there are some situations that can't be avoided, there are also ways to reduce the frequency of being locked out. Here are some tips for avoiding getting locked out in the future. Know Where to Stash a Spare Key One of the best things you can do is make a spare key and hide it somewhere safe, but choosing where to hide it is very important. Read More …

Deadbolt VS Electronic Keypad: Which Lock Is Best?

25 April 2016
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If you are planning on getting a new house lock, you might be deciding between a high-security deadbolt or an electronic keypad. Both of these options will keep your home safe, but their qualities are quite different. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing between these two options. Electronic Keypads Are Easy to Program A major benefit to having an electronic keypad installed in your home is that they are easy for you to program. Read More …

Services You May Not Know Are Performed By a Locksmith

21 April 2016
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You may know to call a locksmith when you've been locked out of your house or car, or when you move into a new home and want to change the locks. However, this is not the only time you might benefit from their services, as locksmiths do much more than just let you back in to your home or car after a lockout. Note a few services you may not know are often performed by a locksmith so you know when to call one. Read More …

4 Stressful Situations When You Really Need a Locksmith

14 January 2016
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Think you only need a locksmith when your house has been broken into? Think again. There are plenty of key-related situations when it makes sense to call a professional. Here are four stressful situations when you really need a locksmith. 1. You've partied too hard and lost your keys You know the drill by now. You say you're popping out for one drink and end up having a belly-full. The problem is, you need to stumble home and make it back to your bed without disturbing everyone else in your property. Read More …

Why You Need a Locksmith That Provides After-Hours Call out Services

21 August 2015
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Almost all homeowners install house door locks with security and safety considerations in mind, and you are probably no exception. Door locks reduce the risk of unauthorised entry into your home especially when you are not around. At some point, however, these same locks may prevent you from getting inside your home if the doors are locked and you've lost, misplaced or broken the house keys. Here's how a locksmith that offers after-hours call outs will come in handy in case such a situation arises. Read More …