What’s the Difference Between Re-Keying a Lock and Changing A Lock?

What’s the Difference Between Re-Keying a Lock and Changing A Lock?

Maybe there’s an old key floating out there, in the hands of someone you don’t trust.  Maybe you’ve just moved into a new apartment.  Maybe you’ve had a break-in and are looking for added security.  One way or another, you need to change your lock.  Or perhaps just re-key it? Both changing a lock and […]

How to Prevent Lock Bumping

How to Prevent Lock Bumping

Lock bumping, or key bumping, is a key tool in the arsenal of the home invader.  It’s a skill that more and more potential burglars are learning, and it’s a serious problem for you and your home security. Lock bumping requires a special “bump key”.  It’s designed to force the pin stacks up, with the […]

Why Should You Change Your Locks When You Move In?

Why Should You Change Your Locks When You Move In?

You’ve just purchased that new home of your dreams!  You’re getting all the furniture moved in, setting everything up just the way you like it, and getting your TV and internet hooked up.  You’re all ready to go, right? Before you finish that moving-in check list, however, make sure you schedule an appointment with your […]

How to Secure Sliding Glass Doors

How to Secure Sliding Glass Doors

Your sliding glass door is a potential weak point in your home security.  While they offer great light and a feeling of spaciousness to your home, they are inherently less secure than a standard door or a wall.  Whether that’s through smashing single-pane glass, tampering with usually simple locks or even simply removing the doors […]