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Tip of the day #6: Have you ever seen a movie where they use the credit card trick to break in to a place? They make it seems pretty easy, don't they?

The truth is that opening a door by sliding a credit card between the door and the frame only works when there is a wide gap between them. Make sure all the exterior house doors sit tightly in their frames and there is no extra room for the door to wiggle. If there is - look for a solution or consider replacing the door.

Needless to say, as long as you keep your deadbolt locked you are protected against the credit card trick no matter how flimsy your door is.

PS. If you decide to replace or fix your door, these guys are highly recommended: http://buffalodoorcompany.com


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Tip of the day #5: Did you ever get locked out of your house/apartment? Change your doorknob to a key-less door knob and you'll never get locked out again. As long as you have a deadbolt on your front door, the doorknob is really not needed. More than it provides you security, it makes it more probable for you to get locked out. A deadbolt combined with a key-less doorknob gives you both security and certainty you will never get locked out again.

Tip of the day #4: Your house locks are made of many small metal parts. These parts are prone to get rusted, expand (in the summer), freeze (in the winter) and other forms of wear and tear. Spraying your locks with WD40 or any type of penetrating oil twice a year will extend the life of your locks, adding them extra couple of years at the very least. It will also prevent them from freezing during cold winter days.

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To Rekey or to Change your locks? What is the right option for you? The confusing question is answered once and for all. What does it mean to rekey your locks and what are the pros and cons for each method. Check it out!

Tip of the day #3: If you're a business owner or just a home owner looking to upgrade your security, there are some better locks out there for you. Companies like Mul-T-Lock and Medeco make heavy duty locks that are impossible to pick and completely drill proof. It would take a trained professional up to 4 hours to compromise such locks. Although these locks are not cheap, they will provide you with the real security you are looking for. The Schalge\Kwikset locks you probably have on your door right now only give you minimal security compared with the high-security Mul-T-Lock and Medeco. It's a one time expense, and it's totally worth it.

Tip of the day #2: If you're buying new locks for your house and want them all to match the same key, many times you will find out that it's not as simple as it sounds. The locks you buy at the hardware store will usually come keyed differently. (Which makes sense, right? You don't want the guy behind you at the Home Depot line to have the same key as yours). So what can you do when you need to buy several locks and want them all to match one key?

People often don't know that many of the locks at the hardware actually DO come keyed alike. Every lock has a sticker with a numerical code on it, representing the key inside the box. If you want 2 locks to come with the same key out-the-box, you need to find another box with the same code on it. Sometimes you can find up to 10 locks with the same key.

And what can you do if you need 5 locks on the same key but only found 3? Simple, most hardware stores employ a locksmith that will happily rekey the un-matching locks to the key of your choice for free! Even if you brought one from home. (This is very useful if you already have locks at home that work on a certain key and you want to add a few more.)

Now you can get your locks rekeyed for free, without having to call a locksmith.

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Check out our new collection Locksmith Tip of the Day. You can find some useful tips that will save you time and money on locksmith services, plus help you keep your house more secure!
Tip of the day: If you only have one key to your car, consider getting an extra. Getting your car key copied can cost as low as $20-30 to a metal key and $60-70 if the key has a chip (transponder key). But if you lose your only key you may end up paying over $200 for a brand new key made from scratch. Getting a spare key for your car can definitely save you money in the long run!

Tip of the day: If you only have one key to your car, consider getting an extra. Getting your car key copied can cost as low as $20-30 to a metal key and $60-70 if the key has a chip (transponder key). But if you lose your only key you may end up paying over $200 for a brand new key made from scratch. Getting a spare key for your car can definitely save you money in the long run!

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Which lock is the best for your home? Check out this article and find out
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