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Access to Gated Communities

October 1, 2010

Often a locksmith is required to go into a gated community to re-key a property. And sometimes these communities not only have a locked gate to contend with, they may also have a guard posted at the gate. Lately, the guards I have encountered require anyone (such as a service person – like a locksmith) […]

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Use a Unique Key Code When Possible

October 1, 2010

As it turns out, there are only a few key codes commonly used by the banks for homes being foreclosed. If you know where to look, you can easily find out what these codes are. So, any would-be thief likely already knows what those codes are and has a set of keys already made up […]

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Is it sufficient to just change the locks?

September 30, 2010

Whenever you have the locks replaced or re-keyed in a home, it is imperative to make sure all the windows, sliding glass doors, and the main garage door are secured as well. It does no good to change all the locks if someone can simply slip thru an open or unlocked window or garage door. […]

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What Locks Should Be Re-keyed?

April 5, 2010

Whenever possible, change ALL locks when re-keying a home.  As a minimum, change the essential exterior locks and disable the rest.  This will, at least, make it more difficult for someone who may still have a key to the old locks to regain access to the property.   If the former homeowner keeps a key and […]

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