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→
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→
Why National Home Security Month is looking at simple ways to improve your home’s security arrangements
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.
Five fundamental security flaws spotted in the iSmart system
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.
How the August Smart Lock forms part of a futuristic home security system
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.
Van theft could see mass changing of locks within Canadian social housing scheme
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.
How lock strike plates play an important role in home security
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→