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19 Apr: Apps Make Key Copying a Snap and Unsafe

It might be a snap to obtain additional copies of your key through apps like KeyMe and KeySafe. But, it’s also a snap for those with ill-intent. A YouTube video shows how easily keys can be obtained. Now, just imagine that you’re an unsavory type. You can now gain access to others’ homes or businesses with ease. All it takes is carelessly leaving your keys on your desk, at the bar, at the coffee shop – unattended – and, you’ve just compromised your security and safety. Both KeyMe and KeySave want you to believe that they have a solution to avoid being locked out and that there are safeguards in place to protect you from a would-be-thief. Think again! KeyMe and KeySave purport to be a secure means of obtaining keys. They “promise to forever solve the problem of lockouts and lost keys using clever combinations of smartphone scans, automated…

19 Apr: How Keyless Entry Locks Can Help the Elderly and the Disabled

How Keyless Entry Locks Can Help the Elderly and the Disabled Keyless entry deadbolts, also sometimes referred to as convenience locks, have gained popularity in both businesses and homes. They can be opened with a code, access card, or key fob, rather than a traditional key. This eliminates the hassle of having to carry a key and eliminates the possibility of getting locked out. Keyless entry deadbolts offer convenience for many businesses and homeowners. They can also be especially helpful to senior citizens and people with disabilities. Keyless Entry Locks Are Easy to Open A keyless entry deadbolt can be much easier to open than a traditional lock for someone with physical limitations caused by an illness, injury, or arthritis. A person who has limited ability to use their hands or arms may struggle to fit a traditional key into a lock, turn it, and open a door. With a…

16 Apr: Why Changing Locks On a New House is So Important

Changing locks should be standard procedure for new homeowners before taking up residence.   Moving into a new house is uber-exciting! It’s a new beginning, in a new neighborhood and there’s so much on your mind and so much to do: getting to know the new neighbors, your mortgage payments, unpacking, settling in, making the house more your style, possible renovations. Your new house, is your biggest investment. Maybe, changing your locks isn’t on your mind, however; if the new house was once occupied by someone else, you really ought to change the locks before settling in for the first night at your new place.   Though the moment when your realtor hands you keys to your very own house is downright thrilling, maybe even sentimental, the best thing you can do with those keys is ditch them! Have your locks changed and get a brand new set of keys…