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Daily Tasks of a Locksmith

Daily Locksmith Tasks

A locksmith is anyone who has got all the skills needed to install, maintain, secure, fix, and opens locks on safes, doors and other places where there are locks. This is contrary to the perception of many people that locksmiths just cut keys even though key cutting is part of what a locksmith has to do. The locksmiths of today are doing more than just operating locks, they can act as security consultants, do forensic locksmithing and offer other professional services related to locksmithing. Continue reading Daily Tasks of a Locksmith

What Are The Differences Between a Car Locksmith and a Door Locksmith

Car vs. Door Locksmith differences

A car locksmith and a door locksmith are two proficient technicians belonging in the same profession, for both are in the lock and key making business. What differentiates them is the specialisation in which one has majored in. A door locksmith is familiar with the door locks and repairing them as well, while a car locksmith deals with auto locking systems. Continue reading What Are The Differences Between a Car Locksmith and a Door Locksmith

National Home Security Month Goes Back to Basics

Why National Home Security Month is looking at simple ways to improve your home’s security arrangements

National Home Security Month image by Hans Geel (via Shutterstock).
Like child’s play: this year, National Home Security Month will be looking at home security improvements that are simple yet effective. Image by Hans Geel (via Shutterstock).

How many times do you see the word ‘smart’ being added to everyday items? For example: Smart Motorways; Smart Meters; Smart Home Security. Why do we never have Stupid Motorways or Stupid Meters? O.K., we are going off at a tangent here but you will get the point. With state-of-the-art security systems wowing the plaudits, it is easy for us to take your eye off the ball and forget about tried and tested mechanical methods. This October, National Home Security Month will highlight how the simplest methods stand the test of time today.

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Why the iSmart Is Not So Smart

Five fundamental security flaws spotted in the iSmart system

iSmart burglar alarm panel image by Africa Studio (via Shutterstock).
Not so iSmart? Thanks to observations by BullGuard’s Head of Security Research, the iSmartAlarm system has been affected by five major security issues. Image by Africa Studio (via Shutterstock).

Have you ever thought of purchasing (or already own) the iSmart electronic security system? You might need to shop around. In spite of being known as the highest rated digital security system by the Cnet website, recent findings may sully its reputation. From BullGuard, a study by Ilia Shnaidman (Head of Security Research at BullGuard Dojo), noted five glaring issues.

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Home Security Gadgets: August Smart Lock

How the August Smart Lock forms part of a futuristic home security system

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Soon, all locks could be like Smart Lock. Illustration by Vasutin Sergey (via Shutterstock).

The future of home security gadgets could be sooner than you think, thanks to August Smart Lock. Part of a series of home security products by August, it enables you to control your home’s locking system, digitally. All of which from your smartphone or tablet.

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Locksmith Van Theft Means Change of 7,300 Locks

Van theft could see mass changing of locks within Canadian social housing scheme

Locksmith van theft post image of Calgary view by Pashu Ta Studio (via Shutterstock).
A view of Calgary, a Canadian city famed for Eddie the Eagle Edwards’ performance in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Image by Pashu Ta Studio (via Shutterstock).

An unprecedented van theft has affected up to 7,300 tenants in the Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta. The reason behind this unusual theft is the kind of vehicle which has been stolen. That of a locksmith’s van from the Alberta state city of Airdrie. The van, owned by ABOE Lockworks, was recovered on Township Road 264 in Balzac.

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The Merits of Lock Strike Plates

How lock strike plates play an important role in home security

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Cheap and effective: costing less than, or equal to, a pint of lager, lock strike plates should be added to all exterior doors. Image by Kurhan (via Shutterstock).

Sometimes the cheapest home security measures are among the most effective. For less than, or at the same price as, a pint of beer, humble lock strike plates have stood the test of time. Alongside new-fangled electronic systems, it is amazing how something so simple can stand up to the thieves. Continue reading The Merits of Lock Strike Plates