There are few moments in life as exciting—and as hectic—as moving into a new home. Exciting because it’s a new chapter in your family’s life; hectic because you have to cart most of your belongings from your old place to your new one.
In a world where practically everything is accessible with a few taps of your fingers, so-called old school technologies like keys and door locks are still relevant. After all, everything from your home to your car requires a lock and a key for you to access it—and to keep burglars out.
Here’s a fun fact: the oldest known lock-and-key device is 4,000 years old and was discovered in the Khorsabad palace ruins in Nineveh, which is now modern-day Iraq. While a millennia has passed, the basic concept remains the same: inside the door lock are pins and tumblers (or wooden pegs, in the case of ancient […]
Whether you own a single-family home or an entire residential condo building, privacy and safety are major concerns. If you own the latter, however, you know that a multi-family home or condo building has different security needs than a single-family house.
Keys are a part of our everyday lives. We use them to get in and out of our homes, our businesses, and our vehicles. We use them to store things and keep them safe. But, we tend to take little notice of them until we misplace them or grab the wrong ones.
A door lock is a fickle thing. It can function perfectly in the morning, but won’t let you inside a few hours later. Of course, many keying problems can be solved without professional help, such as when your keys won’t turn and get stuck inside the lock. But there are instances when you must summon […]
If you insert the words “how to pick a lock” into a Google search, an array of results will pop up, including blogs, videos, and even instructions with pictures. They teach you how to master opening all kinds of locks with hair pins, paper clips or a lock-picking kit. Such tutorials raise concerns when you […]
You can always replace lost property but you cannot afford to compromise the security of your family. This is why you should never ignore damage to the locks in your home, especially those on perimeter doors. Neither should you attempt repair if you are unsure if you have the required skills, but should ask a […]
It is only natural to want the best when it comes to your family’s safety and security – even more so if you take into account Myrtle Beach’s higher than national average crime rate. This is why most homeowners are willing to spend a little bit more money on security devices than any other modern […]
It is a popular misconception that locksmiths are only good for opening locked doors and duplicating keys. In fact, an expert in the field can provide a wide range of specialized locksmith services depending on your needs.