Get Locksmith Blog

January 25, 2017
US Bikes Safety
City biking in the United States is still a relatively new phenomenon.  Most major US cities are not built to handle cars, bikes, and buses on the same road.  Those who do choose to bike to work are at a very high risk for accidents and bicycle thefts.  For example, while people riding bikes in New York City is...
January 19, 2017
Smart Homes: Convenience or Risk?
Picture this: You wake up every day at the same time. Your coffee pot is set to automatically fill so it is ready when you come into the kitchen.  As you leave the house, you set the smart lock with three different codes: one for yourself, one for your dog walker, and one for when your child comes home from school. At noon...
December 28, 2016
fireplace safety
It’s getting colder outside, and the holidays are approaching. It’s also the season where the homeowners are most likely to use their fireplaces.  Based on statistics from the Chimney Safety Institute of America, approximately 23,000 house fires were caused by fireplaces or chimneys in 2013. Fireplaces provide...
December 14, 2016
Introduction & Biometric Locks
From a the smallest mom-and-pop business to the largest department store, every company, office, or store needs locks of some sort.  The needs of businesses are different than residential needs, and therefore need to be addressed separately. Whether your company is looking for the best high-tech upgrade for secure locks,...
December 13, 2016
Apartment Security Measures for Tenants and Managers
It is more difficult to recommend changes for apartment locks as opposed to private home owners, because many apartment managers either require a certain type of lock or manage any lock changes themselves. However, for tenants and managers alike, there are certain suggestions that can be made:Security Measures For...
December 13, 2016
Internal Doors
The first line of defense for your home is putting secure locks on the entry and exit doors of your house, as it should be.  However, those are not the only doors in your home. Whether or not those doors require simply door handles or locks, you have some alternatives. Let’s take a quick look at the difference...
December 13, 2016
locks outside the house
While many people focus on locks inside their homes, it is important to think about the entryways outside of your home such as fences, sheds and gates that allow access onto your property. Because these structures are usually the gateway into your home, it is important to also use them for home security. Sometimes we store...
December 13, 2016
Types of Locks
At Get Locksmith, we want you not just to be happy with the finished product, but also to understand why a certain type of lock is best for your needs. Here you will find summaries of the different types of locks.  All of them have different purposes, and some might suit your needs better than others. For more information...
December 12, 2016
Standards for Residential Locks
All residential locks are certified by either the American National Standards Institute/ Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (ANSI/BHMA) or the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards.The ANSI Certifications are broken down as follows:Grade 1-The top security grade; these locks are suitable for both residential and...
December 11, 2016
Keeping Your Family Safe Around Open Flames
There are a lot of winter holidays being celebrated over the next two months. For many people, their celebrations or decorations will involve candles. Whether it’s a single flame or a candle, they all present the same beauty of a shared tradition, as well as the fears that come with an open flame. These days, many people...

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