2016

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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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Key Broken in The Lock? Don’t Panic! Here’s What You Need to Do…

7 June 2016
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If your key has snapped in the lock of your front door, your first reaction may be to panic. Don't worry; you can quickly get back into your home if you follow these steps. Remove the Broken Key The first thing you need to do is knock on your neighbour's door and ask to borrow a tool kit. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to grab the part of the broken key that is sticking out of the lock. Read More …

Questions to Ask When Calling an Emergency Locksmith

31 May 2016
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If you're calling an emergency locksmith because of being locked out of your home or car, you want to ensure you know everything involved in hiring their services and what to expect. You also want to make sure you've told them everything they need to know to be prepared for your type of lock and your situation. Note a few questions to ask so nothing gets overlooked when you need an emergency locksmith. Read More …

Smart Locks: What You Need to Know Before You Throw Away Your Keys

23 May 2016
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For centuries, people have been using metal locks and keys to secure their homes. However, we could be about to enter a new era of home security. By using wireless technology to connect with a smartphone app, smart locks are now able to unlock doors for people who live in a home, while keeping out unwanted intruders. It's a clever concept, but how well does the technology actually work? How Smart Locks Work in Theory Read More …

The Essential Services of a Mobile Locksmith

9 May 2016
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Everyone has experienced the panic that comes with losing keys or locking them in the house or car. When this happens to you, it is better to seek professional help than damage the lock trying to get in yourself. A mobile locksmith's services can be useful in such situations. With a reliable one, you will be on your way to work, school or play in no time. Apart from being locked out for having lost/misplaced your keys, you may find yourself in other situations requiring the intervention of a locksmith. Read More …

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 …