Residential Articles

What Are Common Lock Problems?

May 16, 2021
common lock problems

At Lockout Locksmiths, we know how to patch things up between you and your door lock. We offer a wide selection of quality products and services to help keep you and your family safe and secure in your Birmingham home.

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Should You or Shouldn’t You Change Locks Between Tenants?

March 15, 2021

Many landlords wrestle with the question of whether or not they should change their rental unit’s lock(s) between tenants. Since this is not a legal requirement in most states, you may not be bound by law to do it. That said, at Lockout Locksmiths, we highly recommend doing it, regardless of the legalities.

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How Master Key Systems Work

December 14, 2020
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So many keys, so many locks. If you feel overwhelmed by the number of keys in your business or organization, it may be time to consider a master key system.

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Why You Should Rekey Your House

September 16, 2019

Rekeying your house’s locks is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s security. Changing the locks completely brands any old keys useless, thereby giving you new locks and keys. Even if you can account for every old key to each lock in your home, there are several reasons why you’d…

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Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam

July 26, 2019

At Lockout Locksmiths, we receive calls at least once a week from people here in the Ferndale, Royal Oak and the Metro Detroit area who have been scammed by someone posing as a professional locksmith. We either end up going out with a follow-up remedy for the botched issue, or we try to advise some…

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7 Ways to Improve Your Home Security This Spring

June 1, 2019

Spring is symbolic of new beginnings and rebirth, as well as the quintessential time for spring cleaning. Perfectly coinciding with these, spring is also an excellent time of year to make a thorough assessment of your home’s security. Take a nice long walk around your home—both inside and outside—to check all your security items are…

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Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

April 10, 2019

A home safe can be a smart investment for many individuals and families. However, it’s important to understand the different kinds of safes available, and what valuables they are designed to protect. If you store your valuables in the wrong kind of safe, you can actually do more damage to your belongings than you do…

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3 Reasons You Should Hire a 24-Hour Locksmith

March 22, 2019

Whether you’re a homeowner working the late shift, coming home from the airport in the early hours of the morning, or losing track of time while visiting friends and family, we admit it’s never a convenient time to get locked out of your home or vehicle. In the unfortunate event you do get locked out,…

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Replace or Rekey Your Door Lock?

January 15, 2019

Your front door is the gateway to your life, so to speak. It opens to your Ferndale and Metro Detroit home where you live with what is most valuable to you—your family and belongings. With such a responsibility, you need to be sure it is secure. If something affects that security in some manner, if…

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Residential Door and Jamb Reinforcement

August 19, 2018

According to the FBI, every 14.4 seconds a home in the U.S. is burgled, and 34 percent of the break-ins are through the front door. This means you need to be sure your home’s front door is as secure as you can make it. At Lockout Locksmiths, our locksmiths see firsthand the results of door…

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Residential Keyless Entry Locks

July 17, 2018

With technology continually changing and improving, it’s not surprising locks for your home are included in this wave. According to Grand View Research, by 2024 the demand for smart locks is projected to exceed 135 million units. Here in Michigan many of our homeowners have already updated from their traditional locksets to keyless entry locks.…

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Tips to Protect Your Home From Burglary

June 22, 2018

The FBI released its preliminary report on crime in the U.S. for the first six months of 2017, reporting home burglary is down 6.1 percent. Attributing this decrease to several factors, one of them is most certainly a greater level of education on the part of homeowners for preventing burglaries. According to our Lockout Locksmith…

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

March 15, 2018

It happens to the best of us, especially these days with juggling so many things at one time. Locking yourself out of your house. But it doesn’t have to happen to you. You can be that person. That person who’s organized and prepared for anything, and it’s easy. There are things you can do ahead…

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