The Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing a Smart Lock

Posted on: 2 August 2016

When you were a child, you may have seen sci-fi programs on TV in which doors unlocked themselves as people approached. Well, this is no longer confined to the realm of science fiction, with the advent of smart locks it is now science fact! Below is a guide to everything you need to know about smart locks. How Smart Locks Work Smart locks make use two forms of technology to function.
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Lock Bumping: Why it's a Problem and How You can Prevent It

Posted on: 1 August 2016

Lock bumping is also called key bumping, cylinder snapping or lock snapping. It is a burglary method that involves creation of a 'bump key' which causes the inner pins and springs of a regular cylinder lock to fall out of place and hence a door to be opened. Why is lock bumping a threat? Many homes only have standard cylinder locks to deter burglars, without additional security measures. Key bumping works when a burglar finds a key that can fit into a lock, even though it doesn't open.
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3 Mistakes Commonly Made when Finding a Trustworthy Emergency Locksmith

Posted on: 1 August 2016

Locking yourself out of your home, car or business can be distressing, especially when you don't have a spare set that can be delivered in a timely manner. In such cases, you need the intervention of an emergency locksmith to help you get into your house or car. There are many locksmiths around, but careful selection is important because of the sensitive nature of the trade. It isn't unheard of to have a poser coming in, offering service and then later coming to rob you since they made a copy of your keys, or charging extra once the work is done.
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Could Your Children Be Compromising Your Home Security?

Posted on: 1 August 2016

In today's world with parents with busy careers and a load of things to take care of in the evening, being at home before the children get back from school is almost impossible. For this reason, most parents end up giving the kids the keys to their home so they can let themselves in. While this may be convenient, your children can unconsciously compromise your home security and expose it to burglars.
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