2018

Can You Reprogram a Car’s Transponder Key Yourself?

10 November 2018
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Like anything that works on computer chips, car transponder keys work great most of the time. However, if something goes wrong with the chip or its programming, their systems can fail and stop working. If your car has suddenly stopped responding to your transponder key, you're stuck. If your car is out of warranty, you may not get free help from your dealership or manufacturer. If you need to use the car soon, you can't wait for them to fix the key or get you a new one. Read More …

A Guide on What to Do When You Lock Your Keys in the Car

12 October 2018
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Forgetting your car keys inside your car is normal. However, it can be difficult to retrieve the keys if you lock them inside the vehicle. If you don't have a spare key, one way or another you have to get the keys back. Here are ways to help you retrieve your keys. Confirm if the doors are locked While panicking is normal, it will not help you in any way. Before you call for professional help or do anything else, check if any car door or the trunk is open. Read More …

When is the Right Time to Consider a New Key and Replacement?

28 September 2018
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There are certain times when you think lock replacement is the best option, but security experts argue that this is not always recommended, because you can easily re-key at a cheaper price. When to replace your lock or buy a new one Moving to a new home. You may need to replace or by a new lock when moving to a new house because normally, copies of keys may have been made surreptitiously because of being distributed to different people for many years. Read More …

What Should You Consider When Replacing Your Front Door’s Lock?

26 September 2018
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If you have relocated to a new residence, one of your priorities could be having the locks replaced. And considering that your front door is the main entryway to your home, your primary focus is likely to be at this area. However, replacing your locks is not merely about picking out the first or the cheapest locks that you come across. A considerable amount of thought has to go into the process so that you are assured your locksmith is installing the best option for the safety and security of your family. Read More …

Simple ways to keep your residential windows safe

23 September 2018
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While many people spend time and money to secure their doors, front yards, and backyards, they often forget to give their windows equal attention. Windows can be vulnerable points for burglars to access your home and to engage in theft. To secure your windows, there are simple steps you can take. The following measures will make it harder for unwanted guests who may be lurking on the outside. Read on to find out. Read More …

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Under Lock And Key: Keeping Everything Safe

Hello out there! I run my own computer business, and, as you can imagine, I have quite a lot of expensive equipment in my office. Over the years, my colleagues have never ceased to amaze me with their security arrangements. They will have complex passwords on their computers, but flimsy locks on their doors and cabinets! Being so security conscious, I have developed more than a passing interest in the latest developments in locks, keys, and safes. Having gathered all this knowledge, I started this blog for other folks who have a similar obsession. Hopefully, you will find my discussion topics stimulating and we will all stay safe by keeping up to date with the latest locking systems.

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