Category: Locks Tips

7 Lock Brands To Know

Tuesday, August, 9th, 2022 at 3:11 pm by witseo

Selecting what brand of lock to replace your current front door lock can be difficult. Does a more expensive brand work better? What features are there? What’s a reliable brand for locks? There are so many questions about how to choose the best lock to secure and protect your home or business. To help provide some answers to these questions, we’ve compiled a list of quality locks and why they may be right for you.  [Read More...]

How Much Does A Locksmith Cost?

Friday, August, 5th, 2022 at 11:28 am by witseo

When you need a locksmith to unlock, replace, or fit a lock to your home or business, you need a professional with adequate experience and knowledge to help you ASAP. But how much does it cost to hire a professional locksmith? While there are several factors to how much a locksmith charges, the typical cost for locksmith services is $100- $250, and the national average for a locksmith is $156.  The Typical Cost Of A [Read More...]

Are Expensive Locks Better?

Thursday, August, 4th, 2022 at 8:13 pm by witseo

We use locks, safes, and other security products to ensure that our homes, families, and possessions are secure. So when asking the question “are expensive locks better” the question becomes about security. Whether it’s worth investing more money in locks with more or newer security features typically depends on what is behind the lock. Keyless Locks Keyless locks, also called smart locks, are becoming more and more popular with homeowners and apartment complexes. These more [Read More...]

6 Cheap and Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

Monday, April, 2nd, 2018 at 12:20 pm by Clint Currell

A high-tech home security system is the best way to guarantee the best protection for your home. If one of these systems is not in your budget right now, though, there are several affordable ways to improve home security without breaking the bank. Check out these cheap and easy ways to improve your home’s security until you are ready to invest in a high-tech system. Install (or Upgrade) Window Shades If you don’t have window [Read More...]

Home Security Resolutions for the New Year

Wednesday, December, 27th, 2017 at 2:54 pm by Clint Currell

We are just a few short days away from 2018 and all the resolutions that come with the new year. While you may have failed at keeping many resolutions over the years, there’s one you should definitely make – and stick to – this year. Protect your home and your family by resolving to make home security a priority in 2018. Invest in a Security System If you don’t already have a home security system, [Read More...]

Pros and Cons of Keyless Door Locks

Monday, November, 13th, 2017 at 3:04 pm by Clint Currell

Keyless door locks are becoming increasingly popular. Though initially designed for use in vehicles, they have been modified for use in homes and businesses as well. If you’re thinking about switching to a keyless door lock, there are certainly several advantages. However, they are also a few risk that are worth noting. Before you have one installed in your home, check out the pros and cons of keyless door locks listed below. Keyless Door Lock [Read More...]

What Are Smart Locks?

Monday, October, 16th, 2017 at 2:49 pm by Clint Currell

Just like everything else in your home, even your locks are becoming more intelligent. Smart locks are becoming increasingly common in residential homes, and they are commonly used in conjunction with traditional locks and as part of smart home setups. What are smart locks, exactly, and how do they work? Let’s take a closer look. What Are Smart Locks? Smart locks are electromechanical locks that lock and unlock upon receiving instructions from an authorized device, [Read More...]

Vacation Security Checklist

Monday, August, 7th, 2017 at 8:28 am by Clint Currell

If you are one of the 42% of Americans planning on taking a vacation this year, it’s important to properly secure your home before you hit the road. By following the vacation security checklist below, you can give yourself some peace of mind and enjoy your vacation without worrying about what might be happening while you’re away. Securing Your Home Before a Vacation: Vacation Security Checklist Secure all entry points. Intruders most often enter homes [Read More...]

4 Places You Shouldn’t Hide Your House Key

Monday, July, 10th, 2017 at 8:27 am by Clint Currell

Many people choose to leave a spare key hidden somewhere outside of their homes in case of emergencies. However, the security of your house key is crucial, and it is important to make sure that it does not fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, many homeowners “hide” their keys in the most obvious locations. Let’s take a closer look at a few places you should never hide your house keys. Under the Doormat The doormat [Read More...]

Summer Security Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Monday, June, 26th, 2017 at 8:04 am by Clint Currell

Summer is officially here, and unfortunately, as the temperature rises, so does the crime rate. In most areas, crime rates peak during the summer months and it’s not different for the greater Denver Metro Area. Vacations and family outings keep people away from their homes more frequently during this time of year, and empty houses are always prime targets for criminals. Many homeowners also tend to become a little more complacent during the summer. Longer [Read More...]