Locks are graded for security based on their performance and durability, and this is typically determined by independent testing organizations such as UL and ANSI/BHMA (American National Standards Institute/Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association). Read More »
Bolting down a safe can significantly increase its security and make it much more difficult for thieves or intruders to steal or open the safe. Bolting down a safe ensures that it cannot be easily removed from its location, and it also makes it harder for someone to use tools to pry it open. Read More »
Choosing a good locksmith is important to ensure that you receive reliable and trustworthy services for your lock and key needs. Here are some tips on how to choose a good locksmith: Read More »
A smart lock is a type of electronic lock that can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app or other network-connected devices, such as a smart home hub or virtual assistant. A smart lock typically uses wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to the internet and to other smart devices. Read More »
Rekeying a lock is the process of changing the lock’s internal pins and tumblers to match a new key. Here are some common situations where rekeying a lock may be necessary: Read More »
When it comes to purchasing large and heavy security safes, one of the biggest concerns for buyers is how they will get it home. There are two main delivery options available: curbside delivery and in-home installation. We will explore the differences between these options, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Read More »
“Is it cheaper to rekey or to replace a lock?” We get this question several times a day, here’s our take!
Recently, at a local trade show, there were some dazzling jewelry safes with beautiful interiors with decorative hardwood shelves. They were geared towards high-end home owners with larger and more valuable jewelry and watch collections. What shocked me though was the price. We were looking at safes that were above average in looks that were going for $30,000 to $100,000 dollars! Are these fancy artisan-built safes really worth this much? Read More »