Security technologies change and locks become obsolete. It is important to improve the safety of your home or business by replacing or rekeying your locks. Here are some situations where our Capitol Hill Locksmiths suggest that locks should be replaced.
1. Wear and Tear
Locks, like anything, are susceptible to wear and tear. Old locks that are difficult to work are a weakness in security. If your door shows visible signs of wear, such as rust or tarnish, consider replacing or servicing the lock. Read more…
We all want our family, friends, and guests to feel welcome anytime they enter our home. However, many of us are unknowingly rolling out the welcome mat to burglars as well. Here are some tips from your residential Seattle Locksmith on how to keep your home safe, and unappealing to intruders.
Don’t Leave Spare Keys. It may seem like a great idea to leave a spare key under the mat, but it’s a well-known hiding spot, and may as well be a personal invitation for a burglar to enter your home. Even if you’ve found a clever way to hide a spare key, there is still a chance that someone could see where you put it and a break in could occur. Read more…
The holidays bring joy and smiles while we create special moments with loved ones. To usher in the season, it might be time to show off cherished belongings to bring back memories of past holidays. If you’re like many, you might have items placed in a safe that has not been opened in years and forgot the combination. Your locksmith in Seattle knows that these objects have a lot of sentimental value for you. So here is some insight on techniques that can be used by us to crack your safe with non-destructive techniques.
Non-destructive safecracking is a way to unlock a safe by focusing on defeating the lock through manipulation without compromising its integrity for further use. We prefer non-destructive techniques as opposed to destructive ones because we know it may be difficult to replace the safe you already have due to cost or inconvenience.
Since combination locks are popular, decoding is one of the better techniques to discover the combination through sight, touch, and sound. By diagnosing the correct position of each wheel in the lock, your locksmith in Seattle can simulate the normal action of the lock to gain entry without the combination.
Another effective technique to crack a safe is to use an auto-dialer. This device is computer controlled and uses a more physical approach to crack a safe. The dialer can test the entire set of possible combinations, which can be time consuming. More modern auto-dialers on the other hand will take tolerances of the lock into account to dramatically reduce combination search scope before finding possible combinations and therefore cut time.
Of course we don’t want to get too specific in safecracking techniques because of the threat of wrong people finding out new ways to get into safes without permission. That being said, we do want to give you a taste of a couple techniques that can be used to gain access to a safe without the combination to retrieve sentimental objects within. Contact our locksmithin Seattle, who are fully qualified and willing to help you gain entry into your old safes. The memories stored within are worth rediscovering so your loved ones can share in the experience.
While you may be dreaming of making new memories with family and friends over the holidays, your Seattle Locksmith knows that you should take as many precautions as you can to not attract uninvited guests to your home while you are away. Criminals know that this is a popular time of year to travel and will look for homes that are unoccupied. Here’s some advice for you to make your house look like you are home even when you may be thousands of miles away on your long awaited vacation.
Inside Lights: Using a time controller is a great way to keep lights and other electrical devices on at key times of the day to give the illusion that someone is home. Immediately before sunrise and after sunset a light will trick a burglar that someone is home when they are supposed to be — before and after work. Yes, it does seem a bit wasteful to have lights on when no one is home, but it is better to pay a little extra in electricity than having to pay more insurance premiums to replace stolen items.
Neighborhood Watch: Have a neighbor keep your lawn mowed and pick up your mail and papers while you are away. An unkempt lawn and stacks of mail on the porch is a sure sign that the house’s occupants are away and leaves your home an easy target. Of course you should offer to reciprocate your neighbors kindness when they are away as well.
Outside Lights: Earlier, we made the point to make sure the inside of your home is lit, but we implore that the outside should be well lit also. Make sure porch lights and other sources of lighting such as pathway lighting are set to a timer so that the exterior of your home will be lit on the darkest nights. Burglars don’t want to feel like they can be spotted. Having a well lit exterior can make them uneasy and hopefully decide not even trying to break into your home.
Remembering these tips will help guard against burglars, but just in case, secure locks will be your last defense. Make sure to contact your Seattle Locksmith to find out if your locks are safe or if they need replacing. Our courteous staff know that you want to protect what you’ve worked so hard for, so we strive to only give you the best.
Lock up, be safe, and protect yourself and your property! Accurate Safe & Lock is a Seattle Locksmith Company ready to offer you our support. Doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, everyone has the right to protect themselves in there home. At Accurate safe & Lock we are here to do just that. More commonly we hear of break-ins and robberies in the news. The first step to avoid home break-ins are being prepared for any type of situation Our Seattle locksmith company wants to prevent that from happening to you.
Are you the type of person that always forgets to lock the door behind you? Lets set up an automatic door lock! Are you always losing your main set of keys? No worries lets set up a Master Key System and even a backup system so you never have to worry about being locked out again. Tired of your kids getting into your personal property? We can even do File Cabinet Keys and Locks! Do you simply need to make a copy of your key for your significant other? We specialize in Key Duplicates. You name it; we can do it! Maybe you are a high profile CIA agent who already knows how to hack into any system? Well try and break through our High Security Locks or Restricted key Control Systems. Could be that you just have a broken lock that needs to be fixed. Either way, we can do it.
Accurate Safe & Lock,your Seattle locksmith is dedicated to the point where we even offer emergency locksmith services to all of our commercial clients. If you are in need of immediate locksmith service or lock repair, you can call our emergency locksmith number and we will come to the rescue. Everyone can be a bit forgetful at times, but remember that you always have Accurate Safe & Lock to offer support and protection.