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High Security Locks for Schools, Hospitals, and Churches

October 15, 2020
High Security Lock

According to CBS News, the number of mass shootings in 2019 alone is on track to be an average of one per day. In this day and age of mass shootings in public places like churches and schools, it’s instinctive that organizations are seeking the highest level of security possible. Our Lockout Locksmiths team here…

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Should I Call a Locksmith?

September 16, 2020
Should I Call a Locksmith?

When it comes to locks, many people often try some innovative things to avoid calling a locksmith. You’ve probably heard of folks climbing in windows to get into their locked homes, trying to pick a basic lock with a makeshift tool, or cutting off a padlock when a key has been lost. In some cases,…

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The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

August 18, 2020
Senior woman uses keypad on digital lock to unlock and open domestic front door. The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys.

Toss away the key-consumers today are outfitting their homes with electronic locks that can be activated through a code, key fob, smartphone, or even voice command. No more lockouts, no more missing keys. While going keyless is certainly more convenient, there are a few factors to consider. Start with pricing: electronic locks are becoming more…

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Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

July 10, 2020
oung fashionable girl with curly hair sitting frustrated and angry on the bench in the park trying to find something phone or keys in her big purse bag full of unnecessarily stuff. Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements.

When your car key is lost or damaged, it may not even cross your mind to go anywhere else but the dealership for the replacement. This seems to be especially true with the advent of high-tech keys. But a professional auto locksmith is exactly where you should go. A trusted and professional locksmith, like ours…

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Do I Need a Separate Safe for Separate Items?

April 12, 2020
Open safe in a wealthy house. Do I Need a Separate Safe for Separate Items?

Customers oftentimes will ask us if they need to purchase separate safes to store separate items. This is a good question. And like most good questions, the answer is: it depends. For firearms and ammunition, stick with a gun safe. If you need a convenient and accessible place to stash some cash, consider a standard…

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Garage Door Security

August 10, 2019

In most homes, when it comes to security, garage doors are the forgotten relative. When folks install security systems for their homes, they forget about the garage door. When they worry about keeping their home’s windows and doors locked, they forget about the garage door. But this is more than a faux pas––this is a…

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Things Locksmiths Really Wish You Wouldn’t Do

May 15, 2018

As you can imagine, our Lockout Locksmiths have some doozy stories they could tell. They have helped people from all walks of life in all types of narratives with their locks and keys––and they have enjoyed helping them. On occasion though, there have been some consistently irritating things people have done over and over that…

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Common Lock Problems and Solutions

April 15, 2018

Our locksmiths at Lockout Locksmiths, here in Ferndale, MI, feel like they have seen it all when it comes to locks. Many times when customers have an issue with their locks, the issue is something they could resolve themselves if they just knew how. Below are some of the more common problems we see and…

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