Here’s a fun fact: the oldest known lock-and-key device is 4,000 years old and was discovered in the Khorsabad palace ruins in Nineveh, which is now modern-day Iraq. While a millennia has passed, the basic concept remains the same: inside the door lock are pins and tumblers (or wooden pegs, in the case of ancient locks) which are unlocked when the proper key is inserted.
However, thieves have also had a millennia to master this security feature, and today, there are many ways they can bypass a locked door, from “bumping” the lock with a special key, to using lock picks to disengage the pins and tumblers, to drilling the lock cylinder itself.
The same inconveniences of carrying a key have also persisted till today—one can imagine homeowners of yore locking themselves out after misplacing their house key. If you want to avoid the vulnerabilities and downside of a typical lock and key, consider getting a more contemporary alternative: the keyless door lock. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uvZWyn
Doors serve as your primary layer of defense against burglars. They fend off intruders and provide you and your family peace of mind. However, not just any door can do the job, especially an old and worn-out one. The responsibility for maximizing the security of your home rests on your shoulders. Therefore, it helps to educate yourself on the door security options available.
Pick-proofing the entry door’s deadbolt is one way to improve your home’s security. It’s still not enough, however. Many burglars can force a door open despite a deadbolt. In fact, statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation show that 65% of break-ins are accomplished by forcing or kicking in the front, back, or garage service doors. Reinforcing the doors against such force is therefore necessary. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uwD3Ll
Never worry about losing your keys again when you get a keyless door lock system. If you want to install one in your home, contact a locksmith today! Watch it here: https://youtu.be/halB8c4pCqI
Garage doors are probably one of the busiest parts of a home. Operating it three to four times a day means it’s going up and down for a maximum of 1,500 times a year. Homeowners, however, rarely notice the work a garage door does every single day, making it easy for them to take its maintenance for granted.
Ignoring a minor problem can prove costly. Instead of avoiding the problem, you may have to dig deeper into your pockets to do the necessary repairs. There are several reasons why your garage door isn’t working properly. Knowing the possible causes will help you determine the best solution for it.
Dead Transmitter Batteries
Without enough power, your garage door transmitters won’t be able to send a signal to the door to open. In this case, you will need to replace the batteries on the transmitter. It’s not that hard to do: simply open the transmitter and remove the old batteries. You may have to use a screwdriver, depending on the type of your transmitter. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2u7RQgv
It’s easy to take them for granted, but door locks also need attention to maintain their good condition. While an average lock can last for at least seven years, you can prolong its lifespan with proper care and maintenance. Through proper maintenance, your locks can continue protecting your home from thieves and intruders.
Ensure that the Door is Properly Hung
Doors have to be installed properly to keep the lock working. A sagging or binding door may damage the lock’s latch or bolt by putting too much pressure on it. When this happens, the lock may fail and lock you in or out of your home.
To see whether the door is properly hung, check the gap between the door and the frame. It should have a uniform measurement (at least an eighth inch and less than a quarter inch) across the top and the sides. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2u7NrKw
To effectively protect your family, your property must first be secure. The statistics serve to remind homeowners of this urgency: Studies indicate that 2.5 million burglaries happen annually in the U.S. By adopting the following safety precautions, you can reduce the chances of break-ins and increase safety for your family.
Change the Locks
When you move into a new house, the previous owners possess at least one set of keys. Even if they leave a set for you, ask an experienced locksmith to rekey the entire house. You don’t know if someone with bad intent may have copied the previous owner’s keys or even obtained possession of them after your move.
When rekeying, a locksmith removes pins and springs, replacing them with a new set that works with an entirely different key. You no longer need to worry about an intrusion resulting from the previous homeowner’s carelessness or ill intent. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uGdTYT