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Beware Fake Locksmiths

Beware Fake Locksmiths

  BEWARE THE SCAMS The phone book and internet have many advertisers who are not legitimate locksmiths.. They quote a cheap price to get you to choose them and then the final bill is a shock; and often with poor quality work. HOW TO AVOID THIS: Choose a locksmith before you need one and keep the phone number handy. • Make sure you know their true address. These scammers use false addresses in their ads to make you think they...

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What is a Chip Key?

What is a Chip Key?

Modern cars have a transponder imbedded in the top of the key (or key like device); hiding inside the plastic “head”. The car has a receiver inside the car that is asking for the identity of the key. The key sends a numerical signature back, and if the vehicle recognizes the right information it allows the car to start. Mechanical metal keys without this technology only allow a few thousand key possibilities. With this...

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Lock Your Deadbolt; Forget the Knob

Lock Your Deadbolt; Forget the Knob

A locked doorknob may make you feel somewhat secure but it is just an illusion of security. A locked doorknob can be overcome in seconds with a hard kick for inswinging doors, or a large screwdriver for outswinging doors. Millions of Americans leave for work every day and "lock" their door behind them by twisting the little knob on the back of the door knob to the locked position. Meanwhile they never take the time to...

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Business Back Door: The back or side door of a business is usually the most vulnerable to burglars.

Business Back Door: The back or side door of a business is usually the most vulnerable to burglars.

The back or side door of a business is usually the most vulnerable to burglars. Solution:Part # ESB – Exit Security Bar This bar can be used for overnight security by the last person out. A deadbolt will make the door stronger, but not nearly as strong as using this bar would accomplish. Give us a call (727) 544-1824 if you want us to secure your business...

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Can a heavy key chain harm your ignition?

Can a heavy key chain harm your ignition?

Yes it can. Ignitions have little ridges built into the inside of the key hole that help guide the key into place, so everything lines up properly and the key will turn. These ridges are made out of a cast metal material that is not real hard. When a weighty key chain swings back and forth as you drive down the road, it can wear out these alignment ridges causing your key not to turn eventually. Solution: Keep the rest of your keys...

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