The Ins and Outs of Keyless Locks
There are three types of people when it comes to technology: early adopters (those who are always first in line), those who hate technology, and the skeptics who lay somewhere in the middle. One of the newest technologies in the locksmith and home security sector are keyless locks. Originally designed for use on cars, companies soon began creating keyless systems for homes and businesses. Regardless of whether you’re a tech junky, busy mom, or just in need of extra peace of mind, keyless doors offer some amazing features to help keep your home or business safe and sound. If you’re still trying to decide whether or not keyless lock systems are the way to go, the experts at South Shore Locksmith have compiled some pros and cons that will help you make your choice.
3 Commercial Door Locks To Protect Your Property
At South Shore Locksmith, our technicians are well versed in all types of locks, panic devices, and alarms. Safety is our number one priority, always. With three generations in the locksmith business, we know the ins and outs like the back of our hands. Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of the many safety features and options available for commercial buildings today. Information is KEY, so here we describe three of the most important door security features below to ensure you’re as informed as possible when it comes to security.
6 Common Lock Problems and Solutions
Door locks are a part of every day life that we generally don’t have to put much thought into. They keep your family/coworkers, possessions, and property safe and secure so that you don’t have to worry whenever you leave. Locks are really only something we think about when something goes wrong, and when something goes wrong with a lock, it tends to go terribly wrong. With over 40 years of experience, South Shore Locksmith has all of the tricks of the trade to get your locks back on track! Below are the six most common problems with regards to locks and the solutions to help fix them.
Start the New Year Off Right: 5 Cheap and Easy Key Organization Ideas
After a long day of work, all you want to do when you get home is kick your feet up and relax. But after your commute, you walk up to your door, and sigh as you take out your overextended key chain. So begins the search to find just the right key that will unlock the door to your sanctuary.
But this year will be different—really! You’ve resolved that 2017 will be your best and most organized year yet, and South Shore Locksmith is here to help. With the following cheap and easy key organization ideas, you’ll soon be able to check that New Years resolution off your list once and for all.
Jingle Bell Locks: How to Protect Your Home During the Holidays
The holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of the year, it is also the busiest and most distracting. With everyone out shopping for the perfect gifts and making plans to visit family and friends, the last thing on their minds is home security—which is good news for any Grinches looking to steal more than holiday spirit. November and December are at the height of crime season, especially for home invasions and theft. However, by taking the time to inspect and update your home security system now, you can help to avoid becoming a part of this ever-growing statistic. Continue Reading…
Why Hiring a Certified Locksmith Matters: Top 5 Reasons
Regardless of how careful you are about locking up and keeping track of your keys, there are a lot of faultless situations where residential and commercial locks simply need to be repaired or replaced. It could be because you’ve purchased a new home or business and need to change or rekey the locks, or maybe the lock itself just stopped working properly due to years of wear and tear. Whatever the case, everyone needs a locksmith sooner or later—and there’s no better option when it comes to ensuring that your security system is updated correctly than by choosing a certified locksmith. Continue Reading…
Halloween Home Security Tips: Taking the Trick Out of Trick-Or-Treating
Halloween is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year. It’s the one time where you can be anyone or anything that you want – like a princess, hero, goblin, or ghoul. It’s also a time where there’s plenty of treats and the occasional trick. This is why it’s important to be prepared for whatever tricks may come our way. According to recent statistics, the occurrence of criminal activities (especially burglaries) spike around Halloween night. So, whether your plan is to stay at home and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, go out for the evening, or host a big party, here are a few ways to ensure your home and family are safe on Halloween 2016.
Panic Devices: Taking the Panic Out of Exiting
Lock security is equally as important for commercial buildings and public spaces as it is for residential properties. However, the locks employed for non-residential areas are strikingly different than the ones you’d find in a typical home. This is because most locking mechanisms utilized for high traffic areas, like businesses, are actually panic devices.
Protect Your Home by Thinking Like a Thief
With summer quickly coming to a close, travelers are gradually coming back home from long vacations in preparation for their returns to work and school. Unfortunately, many of them will discover that their homes have been burglarized in their absence. Various studies have shown that the summer months—particularly July and August—yield the highest rates of residential burglary when compared to all other times of the year. So, how do thieves get away with it? In the rush to prepare for vacation, many homeowners often forget to take the necessary steps to safeguard their homes while they’re away, leaving their property and valuables completely vulnerable. Below are a few cues that thieves look for when scouting for targets in the summertime.
The Locksmith Tool Belt: 4 Essential Locksmith Picks
A locksmith’s tools include some of the most interesting and bizarre-looking instruments of any technical industry. Each tool serves a different, but equally significant purpose. Lock picks are probably the most essential component of any locksmith’s tool belt, and come in an assortment of shapes and sizes that vary greatly in application. Any standard pick set is normally comprised of the hook pick, ball pick, diamond pick, and the rake pick (as well as popular variations of some) as described in the list below.Continue Reading…