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Best Brands Locks

Best Brands Locks

Are you looking for high quality locks to secure your property?  Then check out these top selling and best brands of locks.

Baldwin Lock Brand

Baldwin is synonymous with innovation and unsurpassed quality. They have been making locks and lock accessories since 1946. If you have a high end house and are looking for some fancy locks to accentuate it, then this might be your brand.

High quality hand-crafted locks that are beautiful, yet functional. You can even create your own one of a kind lock at their website, using a tool called lock designer. Slogan: Hand-Crafted Since 1946.  Rating 9.5/10

 

Omnia Lock Brand

A manufacturer of Locksets and Architectural Hardware of Fine Quality Since 1964. While Omnia has a strong customer base in the United States, they also export lock products to Canada, Central America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and other International destinations. Simplistic, yet modern styling exemplifies this brand of locks. They also make some nice lock accessories in aluminum and brass to accent your house.  Rating 8.5/10

 

Schlage Lock Brand

These are serious locks, for those who are serious about their security. Schlage has been making locks for over 90 years, so you know they are experienced. They are best known for building commercial grade quality, into locks for your home.

Schlage makes deadbolts, handle-sets, door knobs, door levers, electronic keypad locks and other lock accessories. Their new locks are not only high quality, they are also high style. My handyman uses Schlage locks at his home and so do I.  Rating 9/10  Slogan: Real Security Sets You Free

 

Kwikset Lock Brand

Kwikset locks are found almost anywhere that locks are sold. It’s a highly recognizable brand, that can be had for a slight discount to their major competitors. Kwikset […]

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Love Locks

The Love Locks

The love locks is a worldwide phenomenon and has become endemic to a number of hot spots across the world.
The padlock; a tool used to physically prevent unauthorized entry into somewhere or something, a tool that exists purely to keep people out.  As elegant as the internal mechanics of such a device may be, this chunky, practical bit of metal seems an unlikely emblem for love.  Incredibly though, while it could easily be considered a symbol of oppression, imprisonment, authority or secrecy, the humble padlock has experienced something of a romantic re-branding in recent years.

 

This is thanks to the emergence of ‘love locks’ in cities across the world.  Hokey to some and romantic to others, a love lock is a padlock that has had the names of a pair of lovers scrawled onto its surface and its key discarded forever.

 

Often attached to bridges or other public structures by sentimental sweethearts to symbolize their enduring love for one another, love locks are a modern invigoration of what is thought by some to be an ancient custom.

Some attribute the practice of two lovers symbolically locking themselves together and throwing away the key to ancient China, whilst others say that the practice comes from Hungarian students in the 1980s, who began leaving padlocks on the fence linking the main square to the cathedral, though some contend that this was done to honor their determination to finishing their studies.

 

Another account holds that modern love locking can be traced back to World War I to the Most Ljubavi (literally, ‘the bridge of love’) in Serbia.  An old Serbian story of love and betrayal tells of a couple who are separated when one of them goes to war […]

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Locksmith Scams

Know in advance how to prevent Locksmith Scams
Each day, up to 250,000 Americans make emergency calls to locksmiths.  And judging by the Yellow Pages or an online search, there’s plenty of help nearby.  For instance, in Silver Spring, Md., the telephone directory lists five locksmiths on the same street.  In reality, those addresses are for a dry cleaner and four restaurants.

A few states away, within a three-mile radius of my home, 12 locksmiths are listed online.  The addresses include a school, supermarket, bank, two pizzerias and a clump of trees (that address doesn’t exist).  Only one is for an actual locksmith; the others may be scammers waiting to get your call.

The prevalence of fraudulent locksmiths is “a scam that is only growing,” says Jim Hancock of the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), whose 6,000 members must pass background checks.

Besides the thousands of honest pros (who generally charge about $100 to pick a lock), there are many more rip-off artists.  In addition to phony addresses, they often have toll-free phone numbers.  “The overwhelming majority of locksmiths with an 800 phone number are not legitimate,” says Hancock. Typically, you’re connected to a call center.  You may be quoted a price as low as $15 and assured that a locksmith is en route.  In reality, the pro arrives in a van with no fixed address and a scam in mind.

“The fraudsters usually say they can’t open the door and need to drill or break off the lock and install a replacement,” says Hancock.  The work is faulty plus expensive — often $1,000 or more, and demanded in cash.
Here are some tips to help you protect yourself and your door:

Many locksmiths are fakes, so make sure you have […]

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Why Do I Need A Locksmith?

Why do I need a locksmith to keep me and my family safe?
Anytime you go out for a drive or you send your teenage son or daughter out for the night you will feel much more comfortable if you keep a number for a local auto locksmith handy.  You will never know when you might need a locksmith because accidents or emergencies can happen at any time.  This is precisely the reason why these types of calls are referred to as emergency lock outs, with an emphasis on the emergency part.

And as a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure you know who to call when you or your teenager lock the keys inside the car or lose the keys altogether.  Your first job as the responsible adult is to find the most trustworthy auto locksmith in your area and make sure that number is programmed in your phone as well as in your teenager’s phones.  Placing the number in the car’s glove box or center console would not make much sense because the car will likely be locked with the keys in side leaving no way to retrieve the number.

Naturally, it is not uncommon for people to leave their purses or other bags locked inside but a lot of people these days never let their cell phones leave their sight.  This is why the number stored inside of the phone is typically the best option to prepare for an emergency.

Of course, you will also have to look through all of the different auto locksmith services that are available in your service area and decide which is best.  Of course, you could choose a few options to keep programed in the phone just […]

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