Categories for Lock and Key

Is It Possible to Pick Any Kind of Lock?

December 15, 2021 11:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You should always feel safe within your home or business, which means investing in a good security system. While you can invest in cameras, alarms and other security products, a good system starts with a top-quality lock. That said, lock picking is always a possibility with certain locks. But can all locks be picked? Unfortunately, with the right expertise, it’s possible to pick almost any lock. However, there are locks that only the most skilled lock-pickers can pick. Couple any of the following locks with a good security system and you shouldn’t have any trouble with break-ins resulting from lock-picking.... View Article

What Is a Key Cylinder?

November 24, 2021 8:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The vast majority of locks available use cylinders to help lock and unlock doors, ignitions and more. Wondering what a key cylinder (also known as a cylinder lock) is? This helpful overview will distinguish between lock parts as well as the different types of cylinder locks on the market. What is a key cylinder or cylinder lock? A key cylinder helps open or close the lock. The cylinder is a cylindrical component that houses a series of spring-loaded pins. When you insert the right key for the lock, the pins are pushed into the right position. Instead of the pins... View Article

Can I Use the Same Key for All the Locks in My Home?

November 10, 2021 8:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wouldn’t it be convenient to have the same key for every lock around your home? If you’ve ever wondered how to get all of your locks keyed the same, read on. It’s usually possible—but you should also consider the safety implications involved. If rekeying your locks isn’t the right choice, there are some other options for convenience, safety and security. Should you rekey your locks? First, it’s important to note that it may not be possible to rekey all of your locks for one key, especially if you have locks from different manufacturers. Certain lock types may not use the... View Article

Why Do Keys Stop Working?

October 14, 2021 5:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nothing is worse than going out to your car to run an errand or go to work and finding that, all of a sudden, your key doesn’t work. Maybe the car won’t unlock, or you put the key in the ignition and it won’t turn. You try it again and again with no results. There may be many reasons for your keys not working. Let’s look at the most common problems and how locksmiths go about fixing these issues. Using a copied key Even well-made copies of keys can have minor flaws in duplication. One example is that when a... View Article

Common Types of Lock Replacements

August 10, 2021 6:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Need to replace the locks at your property? Whether you’re a landlord and have had a tenant move out or you’re simply concerned about the security of your own home, professionally installed lock replacements can be a great deterrent against intrusions. It’s a proven fact that thieves will often skip over a house with a modern lock system for a house with an older one that’s easier to break or bypass. Read on to gain a basic knowledge of the best lock systems available for a lock change. Electronic door locks For the most up-to-date and effective lock change solutions,... View Article