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Safety Tips from Our Seattle Home Security Experts

Though we do not think highly of them, criminals are often smarter than we give them credit for. They know the types of homes to break into, the best ways to get in, and even the most common places people hide their valuables. This means that homeowners need to better prepare with home security and a clever way to keeps their valuables safe.

Our Seattle home security specialists suggest countless new and inventive ways that you can hide your belongings in spots that even the most seasoned burglars would never think to look. Referred to as diversion safes, these disguises look just like items that would be normally found in almost every home. Making faux home items the most creative and effective ways to keep your valuables safe.

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Renew Your Classic Pieces with Antique Lock Restoration


They’re beautiful, vintage, and add character to your home, but anyone who has tried to restore an antique knows it’s a tricky process. From discontinued parts and changes in mechanics, to their old and fragile state, finding ways replace or repair your favorite antiques can be a real challenge.

Often times, locks are a problem area for vintage pieces. With furniture, keys end up lost or broken in the locks, and the locks themselves jam or stop working. If the lock is Read more…

What to Do When Locked out in Seattle

Locked Out In SeattleIf you’ve been locked out of your vehicle, you know the anxiety and stress that such an event can cause. Though your keys are peacefully laying there in safety, they taunt you by being so close, yet so inaccessible. Though we try our best, being locked out in Seattle is a possibility. Here are some tips that you should take into consideration should you be locked out of your vehicle.

If you don’t feel safe in the area where you locked yourself out, call 911. Your safety should be your upmost concern and the police can be there to make sure that you’re safe. Another benefit to calling 911 is that the police officer may have tools to help unlock the door.

For those of us who tend to forget or misplace valuables like our car keys, a good option is to have an extra key available. You can leave the key to a trusted and dependable person who can rescue you on short notice. Another option is to purchase a magnetic box to place in a well-hidden area somewhere in the undercarriage. When you’re locked out in Seattle, you can easily retrieve the spare and open your car door with ease. If none of those options are available, place your spare key in your wallet or purse for retrieval.

The best option for getting back on the road again quickly is to call a locksmith. Many locksmiths have years of experience in opening locks so they’ll be able to open your vehicle’s door quickly. Along with quick service, having a locksmith with you will keep unwanted attention away from you. It may seem a little suspicious that you’re unsuccessfully trying to get into a car and a police officer may pay you a visit to make sure that you’re not attempting to steal a vehicle. Having a locksmith there will make sure that doesn’t happen.

Accurate Safe & Lock will be able help you when you are locked out in Seattle. Our experienced locksmiths will be able to quickly reach your car to provide you with quality service. We also have many other services than getting you back on the road. Give us a call to make sure that your lock needs are met.

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5 Emergency Locksmith Services to Protect Your Home This Holiday Season

Emergency Locksmith ServicesAs the weather gets colder and the days get shorter people start anticipating the holidays and all of the great memories that will be made during them. While this is a great thought and it’s exciting, most people do not realize that there are around 400,000 burglaries that take place between November and December in the United States (according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation). But why do so many burglaries occur during this time? More importantly, how are you supposed to keep your belongings safe if you are traveling for the holidays? Let’s explore this subject more.


The fact that so many break-ins happen during this time of year tells us that there are people who are targeting homes when people are out of town most, and when people have the most amount of valuable items in their homes (assuming that they are buying gifts for Christmas). A burglar is probably concerned about getting the highest amount of valuable things and getting them while the occupants are gone for vacation.

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How can you protect your home? Here are 5 ways your Queen Anne Locksmith has to protect your home this upcoming season:

Tip 1: Don’t Talk About Your Gifts

It’s simple – if nobody knows what you bought or how many gifts you purchased for Christmas, NOBODY KNOWS. The safest place you can be is being the only person who knows where you stash your presents and how many gifts you have actually bought. If you are constantly talking about the nice Playstation 4 you bought for your nephew there is a higher chance that someone will hear about it and that automatically increases the chance of someone wanting to break into your home and taking it.

Tip 2: Make Sure Your Home Has A Secuity System Installed

If a burglary does occur in your home, a security system can scare off the burglars and alert the authorities. This is why Emergency Locksmith Services are extremely important. If you do not have a security system installed in your home there is a much higher chance of someone getting away and never getting caught if there is a burglary at your house. You want to secure your home as much as possible in order to prevent a burglary, scare a burglar off, or get a burglar caught.

Tip 3: Don’t Be Too Open About Your Travel Plans

It is always great to have a family member or trusted friend know that you are on vacation so they can check up on the house or help with your pets, but it is not safe to advertise your travel plans to everyone. Similar to the concept of not sharing how many gifts you have inside your home, you do not want everyone to know that you are going to be gone on vacation.

Tip 4: Update Your Locks/Reinforce Your Home

Burglars are much less likely to go for your home if they see that your windows, doors, and materials are reinforced and up-to-date. Another way to look at this could be recognizing that a burglar doesn’t want to work harder than they have to. Having updated locks installed by a Queen Anne Locksmith will help with that reinforcement.

Tip 5: Get A Safe

Imagine this scenario: A burglar spends a lot of energy trying to get inside of your home and finally gets in, but quickly they realize that your valuables are inside of a safe. They are much less likely to take the time to TRY to pick or break the lock in order to get inside. Having a safe ensures that your most valuable items are protected. To learn more about safes read our services page.

Emergency Locksmith Services are important as well. We sell safes, locks, and certain security systems. Give us a call today to ask us what else we carry and what services we provide. Make sure to save our number (206 284-0151) just in case you need emergency locksmith services

Proud To Be Your Locksmith In Seattle

Locksmith in SeattleDo you know what our goal as your locksmith in Seattle is? We want to make sure that we’re there for all of our neighbors and community members when they need us the most. We want to be there for the guy that is locked out of his car right before his important meeting. We want to be there for the working mom who’s kids forget their keys at school while she’s working hard. We want to be there for the son who can’t get his garage open and doesn’t have a set of house keys. We want to be there for the daughter who’s key broke. Being your locksmith in Seattle is something we take pride in.

We love our community and we support our neighbors with what they do. The best feeling is going to a job site and seeing someone stressed out and leaving the job site seeing them completely relieved.

It’s amazing how unimportant things get once you realize you can’t get into your car or your house, isn’t it? Next time you’re stuck somewhere make sure to contact your locksmith in Seattle and we will assist you as soon as we can.

Our business was created in 1952 by Boyd Murphy. In 1998 Murph’s niece Yvonne Murphy Barbour bought the family business to make it her own. When she was in highschool she would spend time cutting keys for her uncle so that he could go work and run service calls. Murph taught his niece a lot of important things to do with the locksmith business and she married a locksmith. Yvonne is the business owner and she prides herself on her dedication to her customer’s safety and security.

As you have read, we have a long history! This is more than just another business, we are part of the community.