Open Up: The Fascinating World Of Locks, Keys And Safes

Open Up: The Fascinating World Of Locks, Keys And Safes

  • Why Install an Access Control System With Time and Day Limits?

    Access control systems manage who comes into your building. These systems use codes, swipe cards or even fingerprints to open doors. This makes your office more secure. Nobody gets in without permission. On a more advanced level, you can also use systems that restrict even authorised access. These systems only allow someone to come into the building during specific times and on specific days. What are the benefits of using a system with timed access limits?

  • Tips to Replacing the Pull Handles for Your Wardrobes

    Pull handles make it easier for you to open doors, regardless of the size. You might not realize their importance until one breaks away just when you want to open your wardrobe. When this occurs, prying it open by slipping a sharp object through the doors might not help since such doors have lock mechanisms. These are placed at the extreme ends to prevent people from breaking in easily. The only viable option is to seek a replacement for your wardrobe pull handles.

  • 8 Mistakes to Avoid When a Buying a Second-Hand Safe

    Storing your birth certificates, bonds, power of attorney, share bonds, will, and backups to other vital documents in a filing cabinet are one of the greatest mistakes you could ever make. Such critical belongings should be stored somewhere safe where only you or a person you trust can retrieve them. Safes are therefore your best bet if you want to keep such items secure from damage or theft. However, if buying a new safe is an expensive affair for you, second-hand safes could still serve the same purpose.

  • Understanding the Various Types of Door Locks for Your Car

    Over the years, door lock systems used on cars have undergone many changes. This is because of the rise in the number of burglaries where thieves break into cars to steal valuables such as audio systems. In addition, car theft is also on the rise, as criminals steal cars and use them in their criminal activities. Therefore, you should ensure that your car is well secured using quality door locks that cannot be manipulated in any way.

  • Jammed Lock? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

    The last thing you want when you arrive home after a busy day is to find that your door lock has jammed and you're locked out of your own house!  Before you call out a mobile locksmith, there are a few things that you can do to try to solve the problem.  Read on to find out more. Are you using the right key? Many people struggle to open their front door, only to realise that they've been trying to open it with the wrong key.

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    Open Up: The Fascinating World Of Locks, Keys And Safes

    Hello. My dad is a locksmith. When I was growing up, we lived in a house behind the shop. I spent my childhood watching Dad cut keys, open car doors and demonstrate safes. Whether customers came early in the morning or at midnight, I always wanted to see what was going on! I'm a teacher now, but I help Dad when things become hectic. Holiday times are the worst. People lose their keys while they are away or misplace car keys in their hurry to reach the airport! I love being in the shop with all the keys, locks and safes. Dad always has some new product on display. Right now, it's an unbreakable bicycle lock. I started this blog to share my interest in locks, keys and safes with other like-minded souls. I hope you find it fascinating and inspiring. Please turn the key and step inside.