Locked Out Of The House? Here's Why Calling A Mobile Locksmith Makes More Sense
8 August 2016
Traditionally, the only way one could have had their locks repaired or replaced was by visiting a locksmith's store. Today, the industry has evolved and mobile locksmiths have the capacity to bring the store right to your door. Not only that, a mobile locksmith service has various perks that make them just perfect for a lockout situation. Find out what they are below.
They are fast responders
As you well know, a lockout situation is an emergency.
Security tips 101 | Expert tips on keeping your master-keyed system secure
3 August 2016
Master keying offers you the ability to use one key to open a wide array of locks. In your workplace, for instance, you may be issued just one key for your office that will also unlock the bathroom inside. Another example is a cleaner in a school having one key that could unlock all rooms for cleaning. Despite their convenience, master keyed systems may present a serious security risk, since one key may allow access to many other locks if it's copied or stolen.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing a Smart Lock
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.
Lock Bumping: Why it's a Problem and How You can Prevent It
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.