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top 10 reasons to re-key your home | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

There is a home broken into every 13 seconds! That is a lot of burglaries a day. here at A2Z Houston Locksmith we have come up with a list of reasons to re-key your house rather you have been there a while or are just moving in. We have based this list on 18 years of experience in the residentia ...

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commercial access control and why? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

We have long since been in the digital age. so the question presents itself what would my business look like if we were to implement access control into our facility?access control is the use of electronic lock application and electronic credentials to access your facility and manage employee an ...

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Peace of Mind for Your Valuables | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Locking your front door and making sure all your windows are secure is only going to get you so far. If a thief wants to break into your home and steal your TV, they’re going to do it. You can’t very well lock up your plasma screen. But you can also replace a plasma screen. The FBI reports that ...

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Locksmiths Can Handle Much More Than a Lockout | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

You may think of a locksmith when you’re locked out of your house without a key, but a locksmith can help you with much more than that. Many people think a locksmith is only available for a last-minute emergency, but there are actually a number of different services a locksmith can provide. What ...

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The True Advantages of Fire Proof Safes | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

You may think house safes are only good for protecting your valuables from would-be thieves and intruders. And you’d have some serious data to back up that claim — in the United States alone, there are over two million residential break-ins every year, making it the most common security risk to ...

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When to Replace Your Locks | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Emergency locksmiths are an easy choice — you’re locked out of your house or your car, you give them a call, badda boom, you’re in. But locksmiths don’t just sit around waiting for emergency calls, and you can (and should) utilize their services in a variety of situations. Here is just a small s ...

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Be Careful Not to Indict Yourself When You Lock the Keys in the Car | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Last July, a 34-year-old Cleveland man did what most other drivers do when they lock their keys in the car. He simply pulled out his phone and called the police. The officer who arrived on the scene did his job and used the tools he had to quickly open the door. What he wasn’t counting on was be ...

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Three Things Everyone Needs to Know Before They Call a Locksmith | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Stephen is in serious trouble. He slept through his (first two) alarms, then jolted awake with the desperate realization that he’s about to be impossibly late for work. In a rush, he flew out the front door, instinctively locking it behind him, before he noticed he’d forgotten the most crucial a ...

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How to Make Sure Your Locksmith is Licensed, Bonded and Insured | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Think back to one of the worst mornings you’ve ever experienced. It’s painful, I know, but we’ve all had those days when your alarm fails to go off on time (even though you swear you set it just like always), when you spill coffee on your dress and have to change your entire outfit, when you end ...

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Five Questions to Ask of a Potential Locksmith Company | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

In the United States alone, an unwanted home intrusion happens every 13 seconds, on average. Add in the number of car break-ins per year and you’ve painted an accurate picture of the necessity of proper security across the nation. Whether you’re going on a 10-day vacation and aren’t there to pro ...

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Lost Your Keys? Everyone is doing it these days. - Infographic | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Losing keys is a common irritating occurrence and something that just about everyone has to deal with at one time or another. In fact, in the United States, more than 20 million home and car keys are lost every year. When that happens to you, thinking you’re crazy and muttering something about “ ...

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Get Your Locks Changed Quickly With 24-Hour Locksmith Services | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

With more than two million incidents of home invasion in America annually, the importance of having reliable security measures in place cannot be overstated. Sometimes this simply means visiting a local locksmith who can help you to quickly change locks. Perhaps you lost your only key. Or maybe ...

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Why It Is a Great Idea to Keep a Local Locksmith on Speed Dial | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

I was just getting ready to leave for work. I had thrown my bag with my keys in the car, when I remembered that I had forgotten my lunch in the house. Can you see where this is going? I got to my house door, and oh, would you look at that? I left the house keys in the car. I went back to the car ...

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Ask the Locksmith!! | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Your local Locksmith is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to security! I have been in the safe and Lock business for over 15 years and Have seen it all. As a Locksmith and safe cracker we know how people are breaking in or how they are able to get your keys and violate your homes and businesse ...

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Make sure you Hire a legal locksmith! | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Hello all, Neil Brunskill here at A2Z Houston Locksmith LLC. Today we are talking about an issue that is extremely important to our customers and the public as a whole. When something happens with your security of your home, office, or automobile it is always a crucial event. Locksmiths are the ...

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Keyless Home and security! | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Hello all Neil Brunskill here, your safe and lock specialist. Technology is fast-moving in the lock and security world. Home owners are now controlling and tracking the access to their homes from there laptop, iPad, and iPhones. A long-standing pillar of the lock industry, Schlage has some reall ...

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Fire safe or Burglary safe or both | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Hello all, we are talking about what is important when buying a safe. Alot of our customers are very concerned about fire rating when they are shopping for a safe. We also or interested in fire rating, but on the otherhand what we feel is the most important in a safe is security how strong is th ...

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schools are getting safe! | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

With all the safety concerns around the country and especially here in Houston, TX. People need not forget how important Locks and access can be, and we as Locksmiths know safety and how to ”beef” up security. Alot of school boards are voting this week to authorize the purchase of a security doo ...

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High security by Medeco locks | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

High security locks are becoming more and more necessary in business and home. My experience with Medeco locks has been nothing short of absolute security and peace of mind. Among the many features Medeco locks have endless master keying capabilities as well as audit trail and on site key manage ...

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Rekeying your house? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Hello all, Rekeying your home should be on your top 10 things to do when moving in to a new home. Realtors, contractors,cleaning crews, and neighbors could all of a copy of a key to your home and you may noy even think about it! Calling your local locksmith provides peice of mind that you and yo ...

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Where to get an extra car key? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

News flash, did you know that 90 percent of the cars on the road today have a transponder chip inside the head of the keys that start your car! A transponder is a chip that communicates with the cars computer in order to tell the car the correct key is being inserted and the car will start. Soon ...

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Organize your keys the cool way!!! | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Finally a awesome alternative to the keychain. A Las Vegas based company has come up with the Keyport. This is the best alternative for the big dangling, clanky keychains that we all carry around all day. With the Keyport no more big keychains bulging out of your pocket or getting lost in the pu ...

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How to find a good honest locksmith? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

A locksmith is someone everyone needs at some point in our personal or business lives. When this happens I recommend doing all the research before hiring a company with just the lowest price! Often the ones with the 29.00 dollar service calls or the be there in 10 min or it’s free guys are usual ...

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How to fix hard to turn locks. | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

We get a lot of calls from our great customers saying that there keys are getting hard to turn or there locks are sticking. This a lot of times is a very simple fix!! Locks are moving, working, mechanical items that need to work smoothly. There are a minimum of 33 moving parts in one single lock ...

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single cylinder and double cylinder deadbolts | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

We get the question a lot as a lock and safe company. does a double cylinder deadbolt give me more security? well there are a few things to consider before I answer this question. A single cylinder deadbolt is a lock that has a keyhole on the outside and a thumbturn on the inside. A double cylin ...

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Safe dials versus electronic keypads | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

As a master safe technician I frequently get the question, “wich is more secure a dial or keypad?”. There are alot of things to consider in this before I give you my expert opinion. when you are looking at safe make sure that you are shopping at a dedicated safe and vault store, and not a big bo ...

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Should I Bolt Down my Safe? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

I have been in the safe and lock business for almost 18 years. I have delivered and bolted down hundreds of safes. If you have a safe weighing less than 650 lbs I recommend bolting it down! Anything over 650lbs can be at your discretion, but keep in mind if someone can get it in there than that ...

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Lock Bumping Warning in Houston | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Lock bumping is a way to gain entry to a door knob and/or deadbolt when it is locked. There are unfortunately a lot of different ways for criminals to get there hands on the things they need to “bump” your lock. In a lot of cases someone can be in your home in less than 30 seconds! Take a look a ...

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I Want to Buy a Safe. Where Should I Look? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

There are a hundred places to buy a safe. A2Z Houston Locksmith recommends buying a safe from a dedicated locksmith. The professionals in the lock and safe industry will be able to provide you with the most security for your valuables.

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Why Use Code Locks / Key Less Locks for your Home? | Neil's Blog: Your Locksmith in Houston

Code locks, or key less locks are a great alternative for the home owner. Key less locks eliminate the chances of keys being lost, stolen or duplicated. If you have house sitters, maids, babysitters that you use at your home, these locks give you a great ability to manage the access to your home ...

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