F.A.Q. – I hear many of the same questions from my customers. It is not always possible to answer their questions in full while working on a lock though, so I will attempt to answer the four most frequently asked ones here.
LOCK MANIPULATION – When locked out of your bedroom, office, or house you can either force your way back in, and thereby destroy the lock, door, and jamb; or you can call your trusted locksmith and have him manipulate your lock open.
SAFES – Before purchasing a safe there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Firstly, there are two main safe categories: (a) fire-resistant safes and (b) burglary-resistant safes. (Some models combine these two features, but in terms of construction and testing, safes are classified as either fire- or burglary-resistant.
DOOR HARDWARE – Many people make the mistake of thinking that a good lock is all that is needed in order to properly secure a door. Nothing could be further from the truth however; a good lock is only as good as the hardware that complements it.
HIGH SECURITY LOCKS – There appears to be some confusion among consumers regarding pin-tumbler high security locks. To help dispel this confusion, I have written this post. In order for a lock to be considered a high security lock, it needs to offer the four following features.
SIX SUMMER SECURITY TIPS – With warmer weather now here, many of us are finalizing our summer vacation plans. Before leaving for the cottage or campground though, there are a few security tips you should implement: Property Maintenance If you plan on being away for more than a couple of weeks.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL LOCKSMITH AND A PHONEY ONE – There are a number of what I choose to call “phoney locksmiths” operating in North America today, in the Hamilton-Burlington area alone there are more than a dozen.